Allergen

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An allergen is a harmless substance that causes an allergic reaction. Allergens include; pollen, pet hair, dust mites, food (e.g. fruit, nuts, milk and eggs), mould spores, medicine (penicillin) and insect bites/stings [1].

References

  1. NHS. (2012). Allergies -Causes. Available: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Allergies/Pages/Causes.aspx. Last accessed 10th Dec 2012.
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