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Seasonal Allergies Quiz SparkPeople Health & Wellness Quiz

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Sensitivities to specific allergens are not inherited, but the tendency to develop allergies can be traced back to your parents. If your mother was allergic to dust mites for example, you might also develop allergies--but not necessarily to the same substance. If one of your parents had allergies, you have a one in three chance of also developing an allergy. This risk jumps as high as 75% if both of your parents had allergies.

 

True or False: Sensitivities to specific allergens (such as pollen) are inherited.


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