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Bed Bugs Produce Potentially Dangerous Amounts of Histamine, Study Shows

Bed Bugs Produce Potentially Dangerous Amounts of Histamine, Study Shows

In a study published in September in the Journal of Medical Entomology, researchers have found that, in a hypothetical infestation of 1,000 bed bugs (Cimex lectularius), they could produce up to 40 milligrams of histamine in a week. Excess histamine exposure can cause health effects ranging from rashes to headaches to respiratory problems. (Photo by Matt Barton, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment) By Haley Simpkins University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment entomologists made eye-opening discoveries in a recent bed bug […]

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