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allergen

any substance capable of inducing an allergy

allergen

[′al·ər‚jen]
(immunology)
Any antigen, such as pollen, a drug, or food, that induces an allergic state in humans or animals.
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Many Americans try over-the-counter medicines, use humidifiers/dehumidifiers and wash bedding to help improve their sleep, but less than 10 percent use zippered allergen barrier mattress protectors, which can help prevent the collection of dead skin cells, dust mites and household allergens in plush surfaces like bedding and pillows.
All ingredients must be declared, even incidental additives, when they are allergens.
It also examines strategies and techniques for reducing and eliminating allergens in food and provides a detailed overview of the control and detection of individual food allergens.
02 latex-specific allergens in gloves being used by a large laboratory service provider, and to determine the allergen levels of gloves to be purchased from prospective suppliers of new gloves prior to their purchase.
In the new study, researchers from the Johns Hopkins University and other institutions found that early exposure to bacteria and certain allergens may have a protective effect by shaping children 's immune responses.
Under FSMA rules, allergens are identified as elements that must be considered in hazard identification and sanitation controls, he said.
Reduce the allergen load by minimising clutter where allergens can collect such as limit pillows, bedding, draperies, and other linens, such as dust ruffles and canopies, reduce the number of knickknacks that collect dust, minimise carpeting that can harbour dust mites, clean regularly and thoroughly to remove dust and mold, eliminate water leaks and standing water that encourage mold growth.
FALCPA's labeling requirements do not apply to major food allergens that are unintentionally added to a food as the result of cross-contact.
We found that babies born by C-section, if exposed to an allergen, were eight times more likely to be sensitised to dog allergen.
To test for allergens, food samples are initially ground up and mixed in a test tube with hot water and an extraction solvent; this mixture is allowed to set for several minutes.
One in every two people might have some kind of sensitivity to some allergen, and one in five people may have allergic rhinitis.
Allergy UK has awarded Aerstream Technology's Cleanaer product its highest accolade, the British Allergy Foundation Seal of Approval for the reduction of house dust mite and cat allergens.