Composite Sampling and Indoor Air Pollution

  • Ganapati P. PatilEmail author
  • Sharad D. Gore
  • Charles Taillie*
Part of the Environmental and Ecological Statistics book series (ENES, volume 4)


Asthma is one of the most common respiratory diseases. The occurrence of asthma is associated with atopy. Many studies have reported an association between sensitization to dust mite allergens and asthma. Dermatophagoides mites and cats produce a variety of allergens. Measurement of a specific allergen can be used to assess allergen exposure.


Composite Sample Dust Sample Living Room Allergen Exposure Discrete Sample 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ganapati P. Patil
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sharad D. Gore
    • 2
  • Charles Taillie*
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Statistical Ecology and Environmental StatisticsPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.Department of StatisticsUniversity of PunePuneIndia
  3. 3.Center for Statistical Ecology and Environmental StatisticsPenn State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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