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Monitoring of occupational and environmental aeroallergens - EAACI Position Paper: concerted action of the EAACI IG occupational allergy and aerobiology & air pollution

Raulf, Monika and Buters, Jeroen and Chapman, Martin and Cecchi, Lorenzo and De Blay, Frederic and Doekes, Gert and Eduard, Wijnand and Heederik, Dick and Jeebhay, Mohamed.F. and Kespohl, Sabine and Krop, Esmeralda and Moscato, Gianna and Pala, Gianni and Quirce, Santiago and Sander, Ingrid and Schlünssen, Vivi and Sigsgaard, Torben and Walusiak-Skorupa, Jolanta and Wiszniewska, Marta and Wouters, Inge M. and Annesi-Maesano, Isabella (2014) Monitoring of occupational and environmental aeroallergens - EAACI Position Paper: concerted action of the EAACI IG occupational allergy and aerobiology & air pollution. Allergy, Vol. 69 (10), p. 1280-1299. eISSN 1398-9995. Article.

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DOI: 10.1111/all.12456

Abstract

Exposure to high molecular weight sensitizers of biological origin is an important risk factor for the development of asthma and rhinitis. Most of the causal allergens have been defined based on their reactivity with IgE antibodies, and in many cases, the molecular structure and function of the allergens have been established. Significant information on allergen levels that cause sensitization and allergic symptoms for several major environmental and occupational allergens has been reported. Monitoring of high molecular weight allergens and allergen carrier particles is an important part of the management of allergic respiratory diseases and requires standardized allergen assessment methods for occupational and environmental (indoor and outdoor) allergen exposure. The aim of this EAACI task force was to review the essential points for monitoring environmental and occupational allergen exposure including sampling strategies and methods, processing of dust samples, allergen analysis, and quantification. The paper includes a summary of different methods for sampling and allergen quantification, as well as their pros and cons for various exposure settings. Recommendations are being made for different exposure scenarios.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:10046
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Allergen monitoring, environment, immunological tests, occupational exposure, methods
Subjects:Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/10 Malattie dell'apparato respiratorio
Divisions:002 Altri enti e centri di ricerca del Nord Sardegna > Azienda ASL1, Sassari
Publisher:Blackwell Munksgaard / Wiley
eISSN:1398-9995
Publisher Policy:Articolo free
Deposited On:11 Sep 2014 10:01

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