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ISSN : 1738-4125(Print)
ISSN : 2287-7509(Online)
Journal of Odor and Indoor Environment Vol.5 No.1 pp.74-79

일부 실내 환경 시설의 집먼지 진드기 검출에 따른 PM10과 HCHO의 비교평가

고려대학교 보건과학대학 환경보건학과

Comparison Assessment of PM10 and HCHO by House Dust Mite Detection in Different Facilities

Jong-Ryeul Sohn*, Min-Gu Kang, Ho-Chan Kwak
Department of Environmental Health Science, Korea University


House dust mite of the indoor environment is one of the most important causes of allergic asthma andrhinitis. It has been known that more than 70% of Korean children and about 50% of adult with therespiratory allergy are sensitive to house dust mite.The purpose of our study is to find out the relationship between the concentration of formaldehyde(HCHO)/PM10 and the number of house dust mite in the indoor environment. In this study, sampling siteswere education, social and dwelling facilities. We inquire the questionnaire of the resident on the indoor airquality in all sampling sites. At the same time, we measured the concentration of formaldehyde(HCHO)/PM10 as well as house dust mites. it was complained by 20% respondents that the indoor airquality was bad and by 10% that the atopy symptom was evident. When a certain amount of house dustmites were detected, the contents of PM10 were observed high and that of HCHO low. However when thehouse dust mites were not detected, the concentration of PM10 was low and that of HCHO high. From ourresults, it is concluded that the indoor air quality (i.e. conc. of PM10/HCHO) is quite related to the contentsof house dust mites supporting the fact that the symptom of atopy and asthma is due to these smallorganisms.