Asthma. For some, even a sip or two of wine can make their airways tighten and inflamed – and a common trigger is sulfites, added to wines as a preservative. (Contrary to popular belief, white wines usually have more sulfites than reds.) Even the wines labeled “sulfite-free” usually contain small amounts of the substance because [...]
Glycoproteins, which have similarities to big allergens like latex, ragweed and kiwi, may be the key culprit behind wine allergies.
Exposure to high levels of a chemical used in chlorinating water may increase the risk of food allergy.
Update January 2013: Many Allergic Living readers expressed concern about the death in prison of Michael Saffioti, a Washington State man with severe dairy allergy and asthma. In early January, the Snohomish County Prosecutor made the decision not to lay any charges, based on a 400-page report compiled by the County Sherriff’s Office. The report [...]
Media Release / Sanofi Canada / Nov. 1, 2012 According to a new 2012 Leger Marketing survey commissioned by Sanofi Canada, an alarming number of Canadians at risk of anaphylaxis do NOT always carry or have immediate access to an epinephrine auto-injector. And many are uncertain about how to correctly use the device. Low level [...]
An alarming 63 percent of adults at risk of anaphylaxis do not always carry an auto-injector with them.
If you’re a kid living in the city, you’re a lot more likely to have a food allergy than if you live out a farm. In fact, you’re also more likely to have a food allergy than kids living in your city’s suburbs or in adjacent small towns, with the gap growing as the population [...]