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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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Elevated dust mite allergens were more common in the South and Northeast, while levels of cat and dust mite allergens were higher in rural areas than in urban ones.
For example, elevated dust mite allergen levels are more common in the South and Northeast, and in regions with a humid climate.
Some retailers might even want to create an allergy-friendly section within the store that features products that are free from the top eight allergens and that are produced in dedicated allergen-free facilities, Wintz says.
If allergen is present in the extract, two pink lines will appear after ten minutes corresponding to a test-line (T) and control-line (C); if no allergen is detected, only one c-line will appear as the control line, indicating the validity of the test (figure 5).
When changes are made, or are going to be made, the ingredient company must ensure that any change resulting in an ingredient being added or even removed, especially an allergen, are notified to companies using the altered ingredient.
This is a rapidly developing area, with projects such as iFAAM and EuroPrevall contributing new knowledge to allergen management," noted Editor, Simon Flanagan (Senior Food Safety Consultant at RSSL).
After the initial evaluation of the allergen content of gloves used in the organisation, criteria were set and tender specifications developed and advertised in the local newspaper.
And we also offer classes on topics like allergens, diabetes, women's health and others," she remarks.
ISLAMABAD -- Children exposed to pet dander, roach allergens and a wide variety of household bacteria in the first year of life are less likely to develop allergies, wheezing and asthma, U.
With allergies, very small amounts of the allergen may cause reactions, which can be severe and life threatening.
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.
Febreze Fabric Refresher Allergen Reducer was developed to address this issue, to help consumers achieve a deeper clean, particularly when pollen counts are high.