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Bed Bug Histamines Are Substantial, Persistent in Infested Homes

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  1. FayeState

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Tue Feb 13 2018 21:24:25
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    Bed Bug Histamines Are Substantial, Persistent in Infested Homes
    N.C. State research findings could turn perceptions of the already despised bed bug from nuisance pest into medically important threat.

    See here: http://www.pctonline.com/article/bed-bug-histamines/

    Maybe this will generate interest in funding research into prevention and eradication if bed bugs are defined as a health issue and not just a nuisance.

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    Woah, this is crazy. I feel like the only thing keeping some of us sane is the lack of health threats from bed bugs but here we go.

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    Thu Feb 15 2018 2:41:20
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    I welcome the health threat because I think it is more likely to get a cure.

    I am NOT an expert.
    My opinions are just opinions, they may NOT apply to yours or any situation.
    My advice is to always do a LOT of research.
    A lot of what I read contradicts other stuff on the Interweb.
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    Third, exactly what I was thinking. When I contacted a Board of Health in the Chicago area, they told me they don't get involved because there is no health threat. If there is shown to be one, then that excuse no longer flies.

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    They failed to give a number or any indication of the level of infestation. They also state that rigorous cleaning after a treatment will help greatly in reducing the histamine level.
    If it were that great of a health risk it wouldn't require a report to point it out.
    I would be more interested if they could find a link to histamine levels and delayed or recurring skin reactions.

    Killer of bed bugs for Homeless Empowerment Program
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