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ALLERGIC TO CATS? HELP MY BE ON THE WAY

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An estimated 6 million Americans are allergic to cats, but help may be on the way.

High-efficiency industrial vacuum cleaners, which suck up finer dust particles than do standard machines, may remove cat dander from homes, according to researchers at the University of Virginia's Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.More practical though less conventional is this advice from allergist H. James Wedner of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis: Give your cat a bath.

A monthly 10-minute immersion in lukewarm distilled water greatly reduced production of the major cat allergen in an experiment, Wedner reported.