Journalist Surprised to Find He's Allergic to Newspaper Ink

abcnews.go.com Published: May 22, 2014
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For a decade, Baltimore Sun journalist Mike Dresser couldn't figure out why his eye lids swelled so much that some days he was late to work because he could barely see well enough to drive, according to ABC News.



“I’d wake up in the morning with my eyes swollen to the point where I couldn’t see through the slits,” Dresser, 60, told ABC News. “It’s really uncomfortable and itchy, and my eyes get very watery.”

Doctors could find no cause, so they eventually recommended a patch test, ruling out common allergens like cats and melons, only to discover that Dresser had an occupational hazard – he was allergic to the pine resin in newsprint, ABC News reports.

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