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Table 1 Minimum and maximum concentrations for all allergens measured above the LoD in air (lounge and bedroom) and dust (lounge only, where there was sufficient sample for extraction) across 20 homes

From: Airborne protein concentration: a key metric for type 1 allergy risk assessment—in home measurement challenges and considerations

Sample location Der p 1 Der f 1 Mite group 2 Fel d 1 Can f 1 Mus m 1 Rat n 1 Bet v 1 Ara h 6
Allergen concentration in ng/m3 air
 LOD ng/m3 air 0.03 0.03 0.01 0.01 0.03 0.005 0.01 0.02 0.01
 Lounge air min 0.05 ND ND 0.2 0.07 ND ND ND ND
 Lounge air max 0.16 ND 0.04 14.1 9.74 ND ND ND 0.04
 Bedroom air min ND ND ND 0.13 ND ND ND ND ND
 Bedroom air max 0.28 0.04 0.06 17.9 2.76 0.005 ND ND ND
Allergen concentration in µg/g dust
 LOD µg/g dust 0.012 0.012 0.004 0.004 0.012 0.002 0.004 0.01 0.004
 Lounge dust min 0.014 0.028 0.009 0.006 0.014 0.003 0.02 0.02 0.005
 Lounge dust max 17.80 9.042 10.010 42.01 244.89 0.005 0.06 0.07 3.73
  1. LOD limit of detection, ND not detectable above LOD in any of the homes