Cat's fur is harmful to health?

India
November 25, 2006 2:22pm CST
some people say that cat's fur is harmful for human. they say u shouldnt caress it . is it true? jus want to know
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@bterrier (308)
• United States
19 Dec 06
Never heard of that. where did you hear that?
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• India
17 Jan 07
in an article of a newspaper. it said it could cause some pulmonary disease
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
19 Jan 07
Only if you're allergic to cats.
@ladyambi (80)
• United States
19 Jan 07
a few years ago, someone told me that the professor at a local college said "pregnant women should stay away from cats". when a pregnant women has cats living in her house it is harmful to the unborn baby. I did not believe that until recently when this young lady had 3 live in cats while pregnant. When the first child was born he was born autistic(i hope that's how you spell it). When that child was 4, he looked 1, so he didn't grow like normal kids. She had 2 more kids and they were born the same way. stay away from cats while being pregnant.
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• India
19 Jan 07
thats an interesting thing. i didnt know it ! thanx 4 sharing..
@jep_toyo (1607)
• Philippines
11 Jan 07
my mom is suffering from asthma and we used to have lots of cats in our house. But since cat's fur triggers her allergy and asthma we decided to give aways our cats...
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• India
17 Jan 07
u r right. cat's fur enhances asthma.
@cyfernet (2384)
• United States
17 Jan 07
i think the fur can make us sneeze easily if u are allergic to it
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@myjewel (268)
• Philippines
17 Jan 07
it is for some who are allergic to it.
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@PatriciaL (2081)
• United States
25 Nov 06
I think it mostly has to do with allergies. But I don't have to worry about that cause I don't like cats.
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@blueman (16513)
• India
25 Nov 06
i think so, if it is not cleaned regularly.
@tibido (4080)
• Italy
25 Nov 06
it's possible
• India
25 Nov 06
thanks 4 reply
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
19 Jan 07
I don't see any reason that a cat's fur would be dangerous unless you are allergic to cats. I have never heard this before. I have been living with cats for about 17 years, and I pet them all the time; I'm as healthy as anyone else. Don't worry about it.