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1 September 2002 Permethrin-Impregnated Mattress Liners: a Novel and Effective Intervention Against House Dust Mites (Acari: Pyroglyphididae)
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This study tested the efficacy of permethrin-impregnated mattress liners in reducing house dust mites in the homes of volunteers with no previous recorded history of asthma, atopic eczema, or perennial rhinitis. The field trial using permethrin-impregnated (450 mg/m2 of pure permethrin in polyester netting weighing 35 g/m2) mattress liners (n = 9) was conducted for 27 mo. The permethrin-impregnated bedding significantly reduced house dust mites in mattresses for at least 27 mo. Allergen concentrations were significantly lowered at 15-mo postintervention. No adverse side-effects were reported. This is a promising development in house dust mite control.

Mary M. Cameron and Nigel Hill "Permethrin-Impregnated Mattress Liners: a Novel and Effective Intervention Against House Dust Mites (Acari: Pyroglyphididae)," Journal of Medical Entomology 39(5), 755-762, (1 September 2002). https://doi.org/10.1603/0022-2585-39.5.755
Received: 19 March 2001; Accepted: 1 April 2002; Published: 1 September 2002
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