Millions of people suffer from indoor allergies, specifically those caused by cat and dog dander, dust mite droppings, cockroach droppings and mold, on a daily basis. The symptoms experienced, watery eyes, scratchy throat and congestion, are a result of a chain reaction started inside your body and expressed in the immune system.
At VM3 Environmental we can perform quantitative dust sampling of the following allergens to determine the varying levels present within your home or workplace.
Cat Dander (Fel d1)
Fel d1 is a protein produced by cat saliva and is the primary allergen present on cats. The protein can cause an allergic response to sensitive individuals which can be either an allergic or asthmatic response. The testing method used can detect and quantify the most abundant cat (Felis Domesticus) allergen.
Dog Dander (Can f1)
Can f1 is a protein found in the saliva and urine of dogs. This protein can cause an allergic response to sensitive individuals. The testing method used can detect and quantify the presence of the major dog (Canis familiaris) allergen.
Dust Mites (Der p1 & Der f1)
Der p1 a& Der f1 are two allergens that are found in dust mite droppings and can produce allergic responses to sensitive individuals. This testing method used can detect and quantify the presence of the two major dust mite (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus and Dermatophagoides farinae) allergens.
Cockroach (Bla g1)
Bla g1 is a protein that is believed to originate from the digestive tract of the cockroach. This protein can cause an allergic reaction to those that are sensitive.