Many people think animal allergies are caused by the fur or feathers of their pet. In fact, allergies are actually aggrevated by:
Keep in mind that you can sneeze with and without your pet being present. Although an animal may be out of sight, their allergens are not. This is because pet allergens are carried on very small particles. As a result pet allergens can remain circulatlng in the air and remain on carpets and furniture for weeks and months after a pet is gone. Allergens may also be present in public buildings, schools, etc. where there are no pets.
For further information about asthma, contact:
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
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