Q:

6/21/2013
Are there any official guidelines or general recommendations for removal of pet dander from a home after the pet has been removed or in the case of buying a new home in which a cat/dog previously lived?

A:

Thank you for your inquiry.

There is an extensive discussion with a detailed description of consensus and evidence-based measures designed to remove pet dander from a home in one of our Joint Task Force Practice Parameters. This article is available to you free of charge online. Below is the title, the editors, and a link to the website which will take you to the article.

Thank you again for your inquiry and we hope this response is helpful to you.

Environmental assessment and exposure control: a practice parameter - furry animals
Chief Editors: Jay Portnoy, MD, Kevin Kennedy, MPH, James Sublett, MD
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 108 (2012) 223.e1–223.e15.

Sincerely,
Phil Lieberman, M.D.

AAAAI - American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology