Allergen Glossary

Allergen – A substance that induces a specific immunological response that may lead to allergic disease. Allergist – A physician specializing in treating allergies. Allergy – Symptoms induced by exposure to an allergen to which previous sensitization has occurred. Antibody – An antibody is a protein (also called an immunoglobulin) that is manufactured by lymphocytes […]

Allergy: Disease & Symptoms – Part 1

Introduction Allergic disease is among the most common illnesses associated with indoor air exposure. Approximately 35% of the population has the ability to develop allergies to environmental proteins. In some populations this percentage is higher. For many, exposure to dust mite proteins is the precipitating factor inducing sensitization. In others (for example in California), grass […]