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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Indoor allergens : assessing and controlling adverse health effects / Andrew M. Pope, Roy Patterson, and Harriet Burge, editors ; (Committee on the Health Effects of Indoor Allergens, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine).

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-04831-1

1. Respiratory allergy. 2. Indoor air pollution. 3. Allergens. I. Pope, Andrew MacPherson, 1950- . II. Patterson, Roy, 1926-III. Burge, Harriet. IV. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on the Health Effects of Indoor Allergens.

[DNLM: 1. Hypersensitivity—complications. 2. Allergens—adverse effects. 3. Air Pollution, Indoor—prevention & control. 4. Air Pollution, Indoor—adverse effects. WA 754 I4115 1993]

RC589.I53 1993

616.2’02—dc20

DNLM/DLC

for Library of Congress 93-744

CIP

Copyright 1993 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.

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