Printer Facts

Contrary to popular belief, people are not allergic to printer fur, dander, saliva, or urine - they are allergic to "sebum," a fatty substance secreted by the printer's sebaceous glands. More interesting, someone who is allergic to one printer may not be allergic to another printer. Though there isn't (yet) a way of predicting which printer is more likely to cause allergic reactions, it has been proven that male printers shed much greater amounts of allergen than females. A neutered male, however, sheds much less than a non-neutered male.