Filtration technology arrests asthma allergen

October 2004
Occupational & Environmental Medicine;Oct2004, Vol. 61 Issue 10, p798
Academic Journal
Reports on the successful implementation of measures to abolish the threat of asthma to public health from soybean dust according to an evaluation in Barcelona, Spain. Factors that contributed to the success; Overview of the process of dry filtration technology used in the late 1997; Cause of the asthma epidemic in the country in June 1996; Indicators used to evaluate effectiveness.


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