We can find many articles/paper written on the care of research animals, yet little was written on protecting the health and safety of the people who care for or use these animals. Allergic reactions to animals are among the most common conditions that adversely affect the health of workers involved in the care and use of animals in research.
"An estimated 10% of laboratory workers eventually develop occupation-related asthma. Information from 159 American institutions and 93 facilities from 20 other nations indicated that an effective program to control the problem of occupational allergy to laboratory animals remains to be developed. It has been demonstrated that three-quarters of all institutions with laboratory animals had animal-care workers with allergic symptoms"