The most common are allergies caused by inhalant allergens. These stem mainly from pollen (hay fever), house dust, house dust mites, animal hair or bird dust, but also from flour or mould spores, and are absorbed through breathing.
Medical professionals approach pet allergens under the technical term inhalant allergens. The most common inhalation allergy is cat hair allergy, followed by dog hair allergy. Inhalation allergies can also be caused by other pets or hobby animals. Examples include hamster and horse hair, and feathers and dust from birds, especially parrots. Bird mites in canaries, parakeets, etc. can lead to allergic reactions. This reaction can cause people to suffer from, for example, watery eyes, shortness of breath and sneezing A pigeon fancier's lung is an allergic reaction of lung tissue after inhaling proteins derived from the birds' feathers and dried faeces. This applies not only to pigeons but also to canaries, parrots, parakeets and other birds in the house or aviary. The more bird dust is inhaled, the stronger the body's reaction.
According to experts in avian science(ornithology) and family doctors, keeping tropical birds in the house is not without risks. According to researchers, the import of tropical birds has caused an epidemic in Europe.
This is a form of parrot disease (psittacosis) that has adapted to humans. It can cause all kinds of chronic diseases and even cancer. Humans get the bacteria through dust spread by the birds. GPs have found that many people who came for consultations with pneumonia kept tropical birds. This has led to a suspected link with lung cancer. Ten years of field studies by GPs and hospitals in the Hague / NL region revealed further new cases of lung cancer. Bird breeders are particularly at risk.
Parrot disease (psittacosis) is an infectious animal disease that occurs in birds worldwide. Not only in parrots and parakeets, but also in poultry, pigeons, ducks, turkeys, canaries and other birds. Parrot disease is a zoonotic disease. This means that an animal can transmit the disease to humans.
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Unique range of effective mobile Clean Air Optima® air purifiers that combat bird dust
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Choosing the right Clean Air Optima® solution for your situation.
When choosing the right type of Clean Air Optima® air purifier, you should consider not only the size of the room in which the birds are kept, but also especially the amount of bird dust in this room as well as the type and number of birds. Proper ventilation of the room and the timely cleaning or changing of filters aids the effectiveness of the air cleaning process.
Air Purifier prevention in case of high bird dust load indoors
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Air Purifier Prevention for moderate bird dust load indoors
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Air Purifier Prevention for light bird dust load indoors
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The air-purifying effect of Clean Air Optima® air purifiers
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