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Managing Life Avoiding Soy or Other Legumes

The only current treatment for these allergies is to avoid all traces of soy and legumes and products that may contain them. If your allergic child (or you) eats soy or legumes with a known allergy, the drug epinephrine (adrenaline) will be needed to halt the reaction. But using the epinephrine auto-injector is an emergency […]

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Oral Allergy Syndrome: Why do Pollens and Foods Cross-React?

Itchy mouth after fruits, vegetables? Learn all about oral allergy syndrome.

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Asthma and Smog: Does Air Pollution Cause Asthma?

Air pollution irritates this lung condition. But could smog cause asthma? In June of 2005, the smog hanging over downtown Toronto was so thick you couldn’t see the CN Tower from the mid-town restaurant where Sara La Rocque was waiting tables at an outdoor patio. That was when Sara, a 21-year-old creative writing student, quit […]

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5 Plants That Clean Your Home’s Air

We spend up to 90 per cent of our time indoors, sealed tightly into our homes, trying to prevent costly energy loss and escape the chill of winter. But there’s a big looming cloud over the cozy picture. It’s inside air pollution. In 2010, the U.S. Environmental Agency labels indoor air one of the top […]

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13 Allergy Air Quality Issues in the Classroom

Good schools are breathing better; questions to ask.

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