Housewives in Scandinavia have found a new way to supplement their housekeeping allowances. They sell?
GV Int. Housewife using vacuum cleaner on carpet
SCU Contents of cleaner being emptied on to paper
GV Housewife wraps dust up in paper (2 shots)
SV Int. Lab technician
SCU Dust placed in bottle
CU Dust being mixed with fluid
SV & CU Tilt down fluid being strained from dust
CU Dust in paste form
GV Lab technicians working at benches
SV & CU Vaccine being prepared (2 shots)
SV Another technician
GV Int. Lab.
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Background: Housewives in Scandinavia have found a new way to supplement their housekeeping allowances. They sell the dust they collect in their vacuum cleaners.
The dust is sent to a laboratory in Copenhagen which specialises in the treatment of allergies. There it is used for sensitivity tests and in the preparation of a vaccine for asthma sufferers.
The housewives are paid 3 kroner (about 3 shillings) a kilogramme (approx. 2 lbs). The use of dust to test a patient's sensitivity has been known for some time. Asthma can be used by irritation caused by dust particles in the atmosphere.
Formerly patients supplied dust from their own homes for the tests. Now a standardised preparation has been perfected at the laboratory.