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Could Your House Be Causing Allergies and Asthma?

From the archives. First published in Allergic Living magazine. We’ve sealed ourselves indoors with a toxic stew of gases, dust and mold. Home is just not so sweet any more. As a kid, Michele Chase had severe asthma attacks, which her family put down to the polluted air in Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto. But […]

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Pet Lovers Pitted Against the Allergic

As news about Air Canada’s decision to once again allow pets in airplane cabins spread, several news outlets reported on the matter. The articles, and corresponding readers’ comments, show the issue is divisive: many people are angered by the new rules, while others are looking forward to bringing their pets on board. The Toronto Star […]

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Plane Peanut Ban Debated

In early June, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced it was seeking public input on how to make air travel more accessible to people with severe peanut allergies. Specifically, DOT said it was considering these options: banning peanuts from being served on flights; banning them from being served when there was a peanut-allergic passenger […]

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Cat Allergy Ruled Disability on Airlines

The Canadian Transportation Agency wants to talk to Canada’s airlines about their policies for carrying small animals in the cabin. It made the request in a recent ruling in which it found that passengers with cat allergies have disabilities in terms of air travel. The ruling looked at three cat-allergy complaints against Air Canada, Air […]

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Air Canada Told: Offer Nut-free Zones

The Canadian Transportation Agency has ordered Air Canada to create a formal policy that includes nut- or peanut-free “buffer zones” on its airplanes to accommodate passengers with these serious food allergies. In its preliminary ruling, released January 7, 2010, the agency also declared peanut and tree nut allergies a “disability” in the context of air […]

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13 Allergy Air Quality Issues in the Classroom

Good schools are breathing better; questions to ask.

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Statistics Prove Big Increase in Food Allergy

We often hear that there are more children with peanut and nut allergy today than in the past, but there has been scarce evidence to prove the point. Now, data presented in February at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology annual conference in New Orleans reveal that peanut and tree nut allergy in […]

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Ottawa Acts on Allergen Labeling

This article was published in the Fall 2008 issue of Allergic Living. The regulations as of January 2011 still haven’t become law despite the former Health Minister Tony Clement’s promise. Long-awaited legislation that requires manufacturers to clearly list any of 10 priority allergens on food packages will soon be a reality. “This clearly affects literally […]

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