Allergy (Allergies)

In the Air We Breathe

Aside from oxygen, the air contains a wide variety of particles including allergens. The usual diseases that result from airborne allergens are hay fever, asthma, and conjunctivitis. The following allergens can trigger allergic reactions when inhaled by sensitized individuals.

  • Pollens from trees, grasses, and/or weeds
  • Dust mites
  • Animal proteins including dander, skin, and/or urine
  • Mold spores
  • Insect parts, especially from cockroaches
Reviewed on 11/26/2013

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