Sensitization and Severity
Prolonged exposure to pet dander can lead to sensitization in individuals who were previously unaffected or mildly affected.
Sensitization refers to the process by which the immune system becomes increasingly sensitive to the allergen over time. This can result in more severe allergic reactions upon subsequent exposure to pet dander.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
Pet dander can significantly affect the air quality inside your home. When dander becomes airborne, it can linger in the air for extended periods and settle on various surfaces like furniture, carpets, and bedding.
Over time, these accumulated dander particles can contribute to poor indoor air quality. Additionally, other allergens like pollen and dust mites may hitch a ride on pet dander, further worsening air quality.