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Is pet dander worse than smoking in the home?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Sean McGhee
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
While it's hard to directly compare these two, and for someone with a cat allergy in particular cat allergen in the home will be miserable for them, smoking is much harder on your health overall and over time.
If you can only choose one, stop smoking.

In brief: No
While it's hard to directly compare these two, and for someone with a cat allergy in particular cat allergen in the home will be miserable for them, smoking is much harder on your health overall and over time.
If you can only choose one, stop smoking.
Dr. Sean McGhee
Dr. Sean McGhee
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Worse for what?
Smoking in the home exposes not only you, but to everybody else living there to the risks of increased respiratory infection, asthma but also heart and lung disease, including cancer.
Pet dander increases allergy and maybe sinus infections, but not the more serious problems. Pet dander is clearly the lesser of these two evils.

In brief: Worse for what?
Smoking in the home exposes not only you, but to everybody else living there to the risks of increased respiratory infection, asthma but also heart and lung disease, including cancer.
Pet dander increases allergy and maybe sinus infections, but not the more serious problems. Pet dander is clearly the lesser of these two evils.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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