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 Post subject: Second Hand Smoke
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:21 am 
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I was thinking the other day.
That it would be possible to have a reaction from somebody smoking near you. If they had just finished eating, go out for a smoke, and you're in the same area. Do you think the proteins will be carried out in the smoke?

Just a thought. What do you all think?!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:59 pm 
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I don't think it would be any worse than people breathing.

I'm more concerned with the smoke itself!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:47 am 
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I agree with Nicole. I think we would have heard about it if it were a concern. I'd just rather not inhale the second-hand smoke!!

K.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 1:04 am 
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If just walking by, sure no problem!!

Thinking of a reaction I had a month ago .. it wasn't anaphylactic, but scary none the less. Here is what happened. My business partner and I had to run to staples, we jumped into her car. She lit up a cigarerre. It was only a few mintues. It was only a couple minutes until we arrived at staples. I then started to feel a reaction coming on. I know I didn't eat anything I was allergic too. I mentioned I was having a bit of a reaction, she then said she had a chicken sandwhich before she got to my house. Which was 15 minutes prior to arriving at my house.

So I was just thinking about the whole smoke thing.
It probably is a long shot. But, I was just wondering of what all of you thought.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 1:12 am 
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I know you have pretty scary inhalation reactions. I'm wondering if it is possible that cigarette smoke lowers your tolerance level or something and causes you to be more reactive? I've read of low levels of indoor chemical pollution (formaldehyde) making a reaction to dust mites worse (this in a medical journal), so I wouldn't be surprised if cigarette smoke would do the same thing. In this day and age, I'd say it is pretty rude for a smoker to smoke in the vicinity of a non smoker without asking if it was okay first.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 1:16 am 
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Very interesting helen!

Yes, I was not to happy when she did that. I feel bad for telling her not to smoke in her own car. I figured it would only be a few minutes.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:25 am 
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If your business partner had a chicken sandwich just before coming over and didn't wash her hands, she may have left traces of the allergen in her car or even on you. Possibility?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:45 pm 
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I would go with cross-contamination... I've stayed away from people that cooked fish prior to meeting with me... but for sandwiches and all, I've reacted through handshaking

Handshake + put your hand on your month for coughing or something can lead to a minor reaction as you seem to be as sensitive as I am ;)

I can't really answer about the smoke as I actually have an allergy to it on top of astma so... I react every time, no matter what the person ate...


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