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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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Purissimo(tm) is a natural technology, inspired by Devan's years of experience with PurotexA(r), a very successful allergen reduction technology that is being used in the bedding industry for more than ten years.
A specific allergen IgE kit (BD, USA), which can detect serum total IgE and 34 kinds of specific allergens once, was used.
A skin test being reactive (positive) is dependent on the mast cell degranulating and producing IgE, histamine, and other bio-active chemicals when challenged with an allergen to which the patient's mast cells have been sensitized.
Belsito cited European limitations on the preservative methylisothiazolinone (Allergen of the Year in 2013) and withdrawal of formaldehyde (2015 Allergen of the Year) from many products.
Pet Allergen Reducer has created a product that reduces these allergens by as much as 75%.
The presence of pets and pests had a big influence on whether a house was home to high levels of indoor allergens, as did certain housing characteristics, such as living in a mobile home, rental house or in a rural community.
Allergens are widespread, but highly variable in U.S.
It was determined that 14 patients with SAR and a high level of allergen-specific IgE to the main component, rBet v 1, had sensitization to the minor birch allergen component, rBet v 2 (profilin).
With the passage of the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act in 2004, all food products are required to disclose all major allergens underneath the ingredient statement in consumer-friendly language.
Further improvement of the Latex-T kit is on-going to ensure that the final version of the kit will fully meet the needs of the latex manufacturing industry for an easy-to-use, rapid latex allergen test that can be performed on-site during production.
Consumers that have a milk allergen or a milk sensitivity could run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the recalled PediaSmart.
sensitized to a specific allergen. So when antibodies detect an allergen, they release chemicals to fight the intrusion resulting in symptoms like sneezing and a runny nose,' he said.