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A dog at work is allergy sufferers’ nightmare

RE “Man’s best friend must behave at work” (Etiquette at Work, Money & Careers, Aug. 4): I am appalled by Peter Post’s seeming lack of awareness, as he touts the joys of having your dog at work, of the needs and concerns of the one in five Americans who have allergies.

The noise, smells, and distractions of an animal in an office setting are significant enough. But it is inexcusable not to consider that one might be causing other workers and any visitors to the workplace to suffer allergy symptoms.

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