Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Site Lines in Homes with People With Allergens

Buying or renovating a home? Many people want a home with clear site lines, this may be especially important for families with children with allergies, or other life threatening conditions. For many families being able to wash dishes in the kitchen, while clearly seeing the child that is snacking in the dinning room is important. Being able to be on the laptop in the living room and being able to see child that is eating in the kitchen is important. Maintaining or creating site lines can be a factor while buying or renovating a home.

Being able to see the earliest signs of a reaction could aid in having time to take emergency actions. My opinion is that it far more important to sit with a child while they they try new foods, however keeping child in site while eating is ideal. Most people know not to leave a young child alone while eating, however this may etend to older child with food allergies. When I took Standard First Aid, the instructor advised not to give a child a new food during bad weather encase you need to call the paramedics.

Another easy home improvement to make is to ensure you can easily see the street address from the road, clearing bushes, or other wise making sure house numbers are clearly visible. Stay Safe This Spring < When Doing Home Renovations Be Aware Of Home Improvement Products That Can Contain Allergens
Home improvement Items That Contain Milk
Allergens in Tiles
Paint Made From Nuts
Paint From Milk
Paint Made From Eggs
Home Improvement Products That Contain Nuts
Home improvement Products That Contain Nuts

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Allergy Emoji

REACTINE Canada petitioning for the creation of the first allergy emoji

The emoji represents environmental allergies (not food/ drug allergies), as a person who is allergic to grass, some trees and plants I can relate to this emoji.

The Weather Network has been promoting the emoji YouTube AD: If you suffer from THIS, a new emoji may be coming out that's just for you Reactine Canada, buys air time with The Weather Network.

See Also:
Stuff made From Dandelions
Drugs and over Counter Medications Made From Drugs
Allergy Images/ Posters (free to use copy, save print)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

ShaSha Maple Snaps

Look what I found at our local grocery store ShaSha Maple Snaps. Read more about them on ShaSha's blog Shasha Co.’s Maple Snaps!

They are made with Real Canadian Maple Syrup. Manufactured in a peanut-free and dairy-free facility, these cookies are ideal for children to take to school for an afternoon snack. I would have liked to see a "dairy free" symbol along with the nut and peanut free symbol on the packaging.

In 2011 we had the opportunity to go to the ShaSha factory and take a tour read about it here.

When we visited we learned ShaSha factory was actually two buildings, one completely nut free, the other building made products with tree nuts. The snap cookies continue to be made in a peanut and tree nut free facility.

Some of their products are made with ancient grains that some wheat allergic people can tolerate, but celiac people can not. The products are marked wheat free or gluten free or nut free be aware of what YOU react to.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

More Fire Logs Made From Nut Shells

Spotted at my local grocery store ANOTHER set of fire logs made from nut shells.

Pine Mountain Fire Logs contain nut shells, the box they come packaged in, do indicate that the logs are made in part from nut shells. The Pine Mountain Fire company's web site does not make this fact clear.

A few weeks ago I spotted at my local grocery store:
President's Choice Fire Logs Made From Nuts

Back in 2011 I reported on:
Fire Logs Made From Tree Nuts again made by President's Choice

Chemurgy and Allergens Blog:
Fire Logs made From Nut Shells

Friday, January 12, 2018

OHIP+ covers EpiPens in Ontario, Canada

As of January 1, 2018 many medications including EpiPen and EpiPen Junior, are 100% covered by OHIP for people 24 years old or younger and living in Ontario.

Learn About OHIP+ Starting January 1, 2018, more than 4,400 drug products are free for anyone age 24 years or younger. You don’t need to enroll – all you need is a health card number and an eligible prescription. See OHIP+ Medication Coverage to see what drugs are covered.

For Those visiting Canada EpiPens still cost around $100.00. See Buying Cheap EpiPens in Canada for stories of Americans buying Canadian EpiPens for around $100.

See Also:
EpiPens in Mexico
Cost of EpiPens in New Zealand