Thursday, July 07, 2011

Bad news for the Obama household

Oops, Bo, the supposedly hypoallergenic dog brought in to the Whitehouse with great fanfare, and subsequently largely abandoned, may not be so allergy friendly after all.

From Science Daily:

[...] "We found no scientific basis to the claim hypoallergenic dogs have less allergen," says Christine Cole Johnson, Ph.D., MPH, chair of Henry Ford's Department of Public Health Sciences and senior author of the study.

"Based on previous allergy studies conducted here at Henry Ford,
exposure to a dog early in life provides protection against dog allergy
development. But the idea that you can buy a certain breed of dog and think it
will cause less allergy problems for a person already dog-allergic is not borne
out by our study." [....]

Will Bo see the underside of the bus? Probably not as he's still a pretty good stage prop. But extended banishment from The Obama's presence seems a given.

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