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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:00 pm 
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http://www.sacbee.com/2012/01/17/419234 ... qus_thread
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Prevention and education aren't enough, particularly given children who can't remember their backpacks, let alone to put their EpiPens inside. It's essential to be prepared for attacks.

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dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
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dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:29 pm 
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Love this part....rings very true in Alberta.
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There no doubt will be legislators who complain about government spending and unfunded mandates. But to save a child like Ammaria isn't hard. You don't need to find a cure for a complex disease like cancer. You don't need to revolutionize an industry, as Ralph Nader did with auto safety. All you need is empathy, common sense and a hundred bucks.
Of course workers in Alberta OH&S and by Bill C 45 across Canada.....I can't really seem to find anything on children in schools (students) only that "safe and caring" bit in the Alberta Education Act and our legislators seem to think that that's good enough, as recorded in the Alberta Hansard March 15, 2010. :verymad

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dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:08 am 
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Food allergens are responsible for 300,000 emergency room visits annually by children under 18. They also cause 30 percent of fatal cases of anaphylaxis


What are the other 70 percent of fatal cases of anaphylaxis caused from? Insect, latex, medicine....but I find it hard to believe those three together cause more then double the deaths that food allergies cause.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:35 pm 
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I don't pay much attention to numbers...I worked with them for years....they tend to say anything people want them to. :rofl

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dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:05 pm 
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Story has been picked up on Forbes magazine... :banana

http://www.forbes.com/sites/work-in-pro ... r-schools/

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:30 pm 
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Check this out.
http://www.change.org/petitions/save-al ... in-schools

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dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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