Cat Allergen Health Concerns
Are you sensitive to cat allergen? Watery eyes, runny nose, and sneezing are symptoms you may be all too familiar with. But did you know that cat allergen could lead to worse health problems than allergic reactions?
According to statistics published by EHS Services in 1999, some 200,000 emergency room visits occur each year due to allergen exposures. These include allergens from dust mites, molds, cat and other animals. Cat allergen is the most common and dangerous. Researchers have found twelve distinct allergy-causing proteins in cats. The most significant is Fel d 1 (Felis domesticus allergen 1). These allergens are responsible for both bronchial hyperreactivity and chronic inflammation.
Not only is it very potent but it’s also found in high concentrations. One Japanese study reported that Fel d 1, commonly occurred in concentrations