allergen


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any substance that can cause an allergy

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This overreaction generally occurs after multiple exposures to the potential allergen, explains Anne-Marie A.
Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) is urging USDA to require that food labels inform consumers of any major allergens in meat and poultry products, an action that would be similar to an FDA requirement that is scheduled to go into effect by January 2006.
A person with those genes has the ability to develop an allergic reaction to many types of allergens, but they must first be exposed to that allergen.
He uncovered an unpublished FDA study showing that peanuts and other allergens were lurking in foods that supposedly didn't contain them.
Allergen levels were found to vary dramatically across the areas studied.
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Of the 818 homes that were surveyed for dog allergen, 817 homes had detectable levels in at least one of the sampled locations.
Federal agencies have completed the first national study of lead, pesticides, and allergens in U.
Although bedding is the favorite feeding ground for dust mites, their fecal matter is the actual source of allergen irritants.
SET differs from other skin tests in that it is primarily designed to be a quantitative rather than a qualitative test of allergen sensitivity.
Pet dander is a known allergen and also helps dust mites proliferate.
According to the company, an allergen filtration bag will capture 100 percent of dust mites and 99.
Scientists think that people inherit a tendency to be allergic, although not to any specific allergen.
Despite this, little is known concerning the nature of these materials, either in terms of allergen and antigen content or in terms of their ability to desensitize patients.