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More Pets, Fewer Allergies

True allergies are mediated by exposure to foreign proteins in the environment, triggering immunoglobulin-e (IgE) antibodies. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology,1 up to 40 percent of the global population are sensitized to some type of foreign protein.  According to Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America,2 more than 50 million Americans experience some type of allergic reaction each year, and it is the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. Allergic conditions, seasonal allergies and food allergies are the most common health issues affecting children in the U.S.  Read more...

 

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