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I read that african greys and cockatoos can cause COPD or asthma is this true, sounds a bit silly, what would you recommend?

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

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Is the answer that birds may cause hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
Fortunately, they do not cause asthma (cause still unknown) or COPD (=fancy word for smoker's lung). Should you avoid these animals? Not more than cats or pigeons. You may want to discuss the need for lung function testing with your doc.

In brief: More accurate

Is the answer that birds may cause hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
Fortunately, they do not cause asthma (cause still unknown) or COPD (=fancy word for smoker's lung). Should you avoid these animals? Not more than cats or pigeons. You may want to discuss the need for lung function testing with your doc.
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