The truth about Allergens
Allergy is characterized by an overreaction of the human immune system to a foreign protein substance (“allergen”) that is eaten, breathed into the lungs, injected or touched. This immune overreaction can results in symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose and scratchy throat. In severe cases it can also result in rashes, hives, lower blood pressure, difficulty breathing, asthma attacks, and even death.
General Allergy Symptoms
- nasal congestion
- itchy, watery eyes
- runny nose
- itchy throat
- stomach ache
- itchy skin
THE PRO-LAB® ULTIMATE ALLERGEN TEST KIT offers an easy way to test for ALL COMMON ALLERGENS anywhere you live and travel.
WHAT IS AN ALLERGEN TEST?
The PRO-LAB® Ultimate Allergen Test Kit detects the presence of allergens from dogs, cats, cockroaches, dust mites, rats, mice and two kinds of mold. An allergen test can help you identify what kinds of allergens are present and how much of the allergen is present where you live, work and play. An allergen test can also help you determine whether or not you are at risk to allergic reactions produced by those allergens.
WHY SHOULD YOU TEST FOR ALLERGENS?
For many Americans “allergy season” never ends. Most indoor environments actually trap allergens where they can pose a risk to your respiratory health. It is estimated that over 50 million Americans suffer from indoor allergies, and approximately 55% test positive to one or more allergens. Eighty percent of Americans are exposed to dust mite allergens and 60% to dog and cat allergens. Countless more Americans are being exposed to allergen sources they don’t even know about.
HOW DO YOU COME IN CONTACT WITH ALLERGENS?
Allergens can be found almost anywhere. Even “clean” homes trap and hold allergens. They can be found in clothing, carpets, bedding, pillows and ordinary dust. The ordinary home has tens of thousands of insects and millions of dust mites. Cats and dogs also produce allergens. Many homes have hidden rodent populations that spread allergens. Allergens can be present in every room of the house!
HOW CAN ALLERGENS AFFECT YOUR FAMILIES HEALTH?
Allergic symptoms include coughing, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, runny nose and scratchy throat. Severe allergic reactions can cause difficulty in breathing, asthma attacks, rashes and hives. Your respiratory health is suffers when you live with allergens that can be otherwise avoided.
HOW DO YOU FIND OUT IF YOU HAVE AN ALLERGEN PROBLEM?
Use the PRO-LAB® Ultimate Allergen test kit to be certain. Test your household dust, mattresses, pillowcases and carpets. Reduce your risk to allergens that cause poor respiratory health by finding out what kinds and how much allergens are present in your home.
The PRO-LAB® Ultimate Allergen test kit should be used as your partner with your allergist. You can be exposed to indoor allergens when you travel and stay in hotels and motels, or anywhere in your home.