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Hypoallergenic

Hypoallergenic is the characteristic of provoking fewer allergic reactions in allergy sufferers.

Hypoallergenic means to have a decreased tendency to cause allergies; hypo means less, not none.

Hypoallergenic pets still produce allergens, but because of their coat type or absence of fur, typically produce less than others of the same species.

People with severe allergies and asthma might still be affected by a hypoallergenic pet.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Hypoallergenic", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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