Analysing indoor allergens in the dust of office samples

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Exposure and sensitisation to indoor allergens are important risk factors for asthma and allergic respiratory diseases. Although the role of indoor allergen exposure in the development of allergic sensitisation and asthma remains subject to debate, there is strong evidence that indoor allergens play a key role in triggering and exacerbating allergy and asthma symptoms. This guideline aims to provide information about the activities carried out so far at the National Institute for Workplace Injury Insurance (INAIL) and aims to provide a useful tool to those who want to approach the subject. The adoption of uniform procedures and equipment would be desirable to establish a nationally representative database of indoor allergens.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Office administrative, office support and other business support activities
INAIL — National Institute for Workplace Injury Insurance
Biological hazard: 
Microbiological hazards (Microorganism)
Hazard - physical state: 
Hazard - health effects: 
Exposure route: 
Prevention measures: 
Hygiene measures
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
General information
Measurement and assessment
Target group: 
All (no specific target group)

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