The purpose of the study was to qualify the allergen content of paved road dust and to estimate the magnitude of the road dust contribution to airborne allergen concentrations. Paved road dust present on roads in Southern California consists of a mixture of soil dust, deposited motor vehicle exhaust particles, tire dust, brake lining wear dust, plant fragments and other biological materials. Using immunological assays, it is possible to measure allergen concentrations present in paved road dust and in airborne particulate matter samples. In the study, allergens from at least 20 different sources were found in paved road dust. These included pollen and pollen fragments, animal dander and molds, but did not include natural rubber latex allergens, which have been measured in previous studies.

  • Corporate Authors:

    California Institute of Technology

    1201 East California Street
    Pasadena, CA  United States  91125
  • Authors:
    • Miguel, A G
    • CASS, G R
    • Glovsky, M M
    • Weiss, J
  • Publication Date: 1998-8


  • English

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  • Pagination: 64 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00769700
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1999 12:00AM