Food Allergy Awareness
In a constant effort to share health messages on subjects that are relevant to the health of the population, here is some information on food allergies.
Current estimates are that food allergies affect as many as 5% to 6% of young children and 3% to 4% of adults in westernized countries.
Peanuts, tree nuts, sesame seeds, soy, seafood, wheat, eggs, milk, mustard and sulphites are the food allergens most commonly associated with severe allergic reactions in Canada.
Consult Health Canada’s advisory at the following address and get some general tips to prevent allergic reactions:
For more information on allergy awareness, please visit the following webpages:
Tip Sheet on Avoiding Common Allergens in Food:
Health Canada's webpage on Food Allergies:
Be Food Allergy Aware When Packing School Lunches:
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