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Air Travel & Allergies: 8 Factors That May Reduce Risk

A large study suggests there are strategies that might reduce the odds of having a peanut- or nut-allergic reaction aboard an airplane.

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A Dairy-Allergic Child Learns to Fly Solo

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Q&A: WestJet and Food Allergies

Published: Dec. 9/10 Robert Palmer, WestJet’s manager of public relations, spoke with Allergic Living’s Gwen Smith this week about the details of his airline’s new forward-thinking food allergy policy. Allergic Living: I have to start by asking: Why did WestJet make these few policy changes that are quite groundbreaking in terms of food allergy accommodation? […]

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Airlines Release Food Allergy Policies

WestJet’s New Allergy Policy See also: Q&A with Robert Palmer, WestJet spokesman. • It is now posted on WestJet’s site that flight attendants will make one public address announcement about food allergies when a passenger self-identifies as being allergic to peanuts or nuts and requests that an announcement be made. An update in the Flight […]

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Allergic Living Winter 2009 Cover

Winter 2009

Flying Allergic: The risks, the facts about airplane reactions, and the push for safer skies. [Read more] The Airlines on Allergies: Our mega-chart of airlines’ allergy policies. [Read more] Extra: Flying Tips. [Read more] Natural Asthma Strategies: Some wellness approaches prove successful at reducing symptoms. Winter Baking Special: Great cookies, squares, pies and more. Plus, […]

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Airlines: The Great Snack Debate

No one should have to go through what my two kids and I have just gone through. We’re the people you may have heard about in the news. On February 15, we got tossed off a Mexicana Airlines flight simply because I’d asked that the attendants not serve peanuts. I’m at risk of anaphylaxis to […]

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Anaphylaxis in the Skies – without your auto-injector

From the Spring 2010 edition of Allergic Living magazine. A recent study finds that one in three people reacting to peanuts and tree nuts aboard an aircraft are experiencing anaphylaxis, the most serious form of allergic reaction. Of particular concern to researchers from the University of Michigan division of allergy & clinical immunology and the […]

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