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Rubber gloves can hide a latex allergy

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 19 September 2016, Allergies
latex-allergy

Did you know latex is a natural substance that comes from the sap of the South American tree Hevea brasiliensis?

Also known as the rubber tree, this tree is “tapped” for its milky fluid, much like the process of tapping maple trees for maple syrup. This milky fluid is later transformed into latex.

Unfortunately, many individuals are allergic to latex…

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Brain allergies – do they exist?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 24 August 2016, Allergies, Digestion
brain allergies

Allergies are a common condition experienced by a large percentage of the Canadian population.

Allergies typically result in a runny nose, scratchy throat, and itchy watery eyes and can be a response to a variety of stimuli, such as environmental and food-mediated causes.

But what about an allergy occurring in the brain?

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Easy ways to allergy-proof your home

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 29 June 2016, Allergies
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55 per cent of Americans test positive to one of more allergens. While not all individuals who test positive have symptoms, allergic rhinitis – the classic allergic symptoms localized to the nose, throat, eyes, ears, and mouth – affects between 10 to 30 per cent of the population worldwide.

And, the average person spends about 90 per cent of their time indoors. Not surprisingly, the home and workplace are the two primary environments in which frequent and prolonged exposure to allergens occurs…

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Beware of poison plants

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 14 June 2016, Allergies
poison plants

Poison ivy can be a nightmare for parents and kids alike, especially if it affects skin surfaces from head to toe.  The old saying, “Leaves of three, let it be” has been around as a mnemonic rhyme since the early 1900s.

Still holding true, the leaflets of poison ivy grow in clusters of three and, along with poison oak and sumac, are found in various locations across Canada…

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