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 Post subject: St. Albert Gazette
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:34 pm 
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I just got off the phone with the St. Albert Gazette. Expect to see an article on food allergies in the near future. Here's hoping they do some research and get the facts correct. Some things I mentioned: what an allergic reaction can feel like (not just hives), please keep all food out of the classroom whenever possible, EpiPens (and Twinject) are the ONLY remedies for an allergic reaction (I know some of us use Benadryl for minor reactions but as a bystander give Epi), how adult onset allergies do exist, and for people to take allergies seriously. Even a little bit can kill.

I'll post a link to the article when it is published. :)

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 Post subject: Re: St. Albert Gazette
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:40 am 
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The article was in the 19 September edition:

http://edition.pagesuite-professional.c ... d83f26dc9f
(page 48)

It's a well-educated article, far better than the one in the Edmonton Sun. They missed the point of why I said food should be removed from the classroom - not so much for the risk but for the exclusion factor...

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 Post subject: Re: St. Albert Gazette
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:25 pm 
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You did a great job.

It's just unfortunate the reporter didn't tell Dr. Carr that he'd be writing about a case of anaphylaxis by inhalation.

If you didn't know about how proteins can become inhaled through cooking steam, you'd be quite confused by Dr. Carr saying ingestion is the route to reaction (usually the case) - when you've just read about a cooking reaction.

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