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Do Allergies Develop in the Womb?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 24 January 2017, Allergies
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If you find yourself with a chronic sore throat and mucous trickling from the back of your nose to your mouth, you may be suffering from allergies.

Some researchers believe that environmental exposure to risk factors, such as tobacco smoke and air pollution, may have an impact on the development of allergies as early as in the womb!

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10 Triggers of Allergic Asthma

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 14 December 2016, Allergies
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Allergic reactions to a number of substances, like pollen, mold, dust mites, animal dander, and the environment, have become commonplace and can cause any number of unpleasant reactions.

And these common and unsuspecting triggers can make asthma symptoms worse.  Find out easy tips to address allergic asthma flare-ups.

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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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10 tips for sneeze-free gardening

by Sonia Chartier, on 27 April 2016, Allergies
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The weeds need tackled, flower beds tended and the grass needs to be cut.

The summer months are the perfect time to spruce up your garden and enjoy the outdoors, but a garden in full bloom can be a nightmare and these simple tasks can become a struggle if you suffer from seasonal allergies…

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Are nut allergies more common than 20 years ago?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 24 February 2016, Allergies
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If you have been wondering whether peanut allergies are more common these days, you are indeed correct. In every classroom, it seems that there is at least one student with a peanut allergy.

In fact, peanut allergies in children more than tripled between 1997 and 2008 in the U.S., presently affecting more than 400,000 children. From elementary schools to households, many environments are now “nut-free.”…

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