ALLERGIES

Chemical Sensitivities and Airborne Irritants

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Airborne irritants are found in pollution. Although it has been known for some time, the latest research shows the dramatic effects pollution can have on the body. For example, car exhaust and irritants in the air can cause people who suffer from allergies to have similar reactions when exposed, even though they are not actually allergic to these pollutants. There is evidence that pollutants and irritants may play a role by increasing

Are Allergies on the Rise?

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Between 40 and 45 million Americans - about 15-20 percent of the population - have some type of allergy, most of which surface during infancy or childhood. The allergic march is a progression of symptoms that most often occurs in children. The first part of the march is atopic dermatitis, or scaly, itchy skin. About 75 percent of children who have atopic dermatitis go on to develop

This initial hit of inflammation would probably lead you to believe that you had come down with a simple cold.