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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:11 am 
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Casein, a milk protein, is often used in low-powder chalk. When milk allergic children inhale chalk particles containing casein, life-threatening asthma attacks and other respiratory issues can occur.

“Chalks that are labeled as being anti-dust or dustless still release small particles into the air,” said Carlos H. Larramendi, MD, lead study author. “Our research has found when the particles are inhaled by children with milk allergy, coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath can occur. Inhalation can also cause nasal congestion, sneezing and a runny nose.”


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Parents with milk allergic children should ask to have their child seated in the back of the classroom where they are less likely to inhale chalk dust, advises Sublett.


http://www.healthcanal.com/immune-syste ... 80%99.html

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:31 pm 
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Allergic Living covered that study too.

Here's our article about from May: http://allergicliving.com/index.php/201 ... ess-chalk/

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:43 am 
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This makes me glad that my daughter's school has smartboards in all classrooms. Too bad she's moving to middle school next year and we have to start all over again.

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