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Chatelaine Rebuttal

I’m a longtime reader of Chatelaine magazine, and always liked that its name, in French, means a trusted female charged with keeping all in her care safe and protected. She’s the so-called “keeper of the keys.” But in its December issue, Chatelaine turned her back on a small but important group of her youngest citizens. In an […]

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U.S. & Canada Anaphylaxis Laws, Guidelines

Canada Ontario’s legislation – Sabrina’s Law, the precedent-setting anaphylaxis legislation Alberta policy – ASBA Allergy and Anaphylaxis Policy Advisory British Columbia – Ministerial Order: British Columbia Anaphylaxis and Child Safety Framework / Anaphylaxis Protection Order Manitoba – 2008 law / Bill 232: The Public Schools Amendment Act (Anaphylaxis Policies) New Brunswick policy – Health Support Services policy for […]

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Sara Shannon’s Journey with Sabrina’s Law

She has known a parent’s greatest grief: Sara Shannon lost her daughter Sabrina to anaphylaxis in the 13-year-old’s first year of high school. But out of tragedy, hope has been born: Ontario passed Sabrina’s Law in 2005, which requires schools to have anaphylaxis policies, to reduce allergen exposure and to train all staff in the […]

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Food Allergy Backlash

“Gross over-reaction” or fundamental health and safety issue? TORONTO – April 7, 2009 – How far should our schools go to protect the health and safety of our children? This is the great debate that Allergic Living magazine raises in its Spring ’09 cover story: “Backlash Boards the Bus.” When medical sociologist Dr. Nicholas Christakis heard that […]

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