Matt K Posted December 1, 2008 Share Posted December 1, 2008 On very rare occasion, people can become allergic to roaches. Here are some thoughts: ********** Funny how vets, doctors, and such professions dont get enough info on insects ever..... I have some doctor friends who admit there is no solid info on roach allergies and they have to make thier "best guess" to treat the patient.... most docs are not diagnosticians per se but treat patients in general medical terms.... even medical 'specialists' have to do alot of homework to resolve patient issues.....and docs are usually pretty busy and time for that kind of homework is scarce. HEPA filters will not work on roach allergies in many cases. What you are allergic to is not a particle that can be filtered, but a chemical compound in vapor form (vapor =VOC aka Volitile Organic Compounds). To filter the room of these VOC's, you need a filter that is designed to remove something like cigarette smells from the air. This would involve a two part system- one is use of a good activated carbon filter and the other is a resin that is in beads or fibers that is chemically absorbant. Here is a link to a great example of a product for such things: http://www.air-purifiers-america.com/produ...mp;linkid=image Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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