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International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood print that page


The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) is the largest collaborative epidemiological study of children in the world. Currently ISAAC has measured the symptom prevalence of asthma , rhinitis and eczema in almost 2 million children in 106 countries. The aims

List of allergies print that page

This is a list of allergies , which includes the allergen , potential reactions, and treatments. This is an incomplete list , which may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries. Contents 1 Food | 2011/8/23 16:06:45

Allergen immunotherapy print that page


trials of grass allergy. [ 3 ] The term immunotherapy may refer not only to desensitization for allergies but also to a number of other immunomodulator techniques that aim to alter the response of the immune system in order to alleviate or cure autoimmune disease, cancer, and so forth.

Thiomersal print that page

232–233°C (decomposition) Solubility in water 1000 g/l (20°C) Hazards MSDS External MSDS EU classification Very toxic ( T+ ) Dangerous for the environment ( N ) Repr. Cat. 1 R-phrases R26/27/28 R33 R50/53 S-phrases S13 S28 S36 S45 S60 S61 NFPA 704 | 2011/9/18 18:32:04

Hygiene print that page


First attestied in English in 1670s, the word hygeine comes from the French hygeine , the latinisation of the Greek ὑγιεινή (τέχνη) - hugieinē technē , meaning "(art) of health", from ὑγιεινός ( hugieinos ), "good for the health, healthy", [ 1 ] in turn from ὑγι

Lead poisoning print that page


Routes of exposure to lead include contaminated air, water, soil, food, and consumer products. Occupational exposure is a common cause of lead poisoning in adults. One of the largest threats to children is lead paint that exists in many homes, especially older ones; thus children in older

Food intolerance print that page

pseudo-allergic reactions . Non-allergic food hypersensitivity should not be confused with true food allergies . [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] Food intolerance reactions can include pharmacologic , metabolic, and gastro-intestinal responses to foods or food compounds. Food intolerance does not include | 2011/9/16 11:11:42

Allergy print that page


reaction results in an inflammatory response which can range from uncomfortable to dangerous. Mild allergies like hay fever are very common in the human population and cause symptoms such as red eyes , itchiness, and runny nose , eczema , hives , hay fever , or an asthma attack. Allergies

Multiple chemical sensitivity print that page

MCS is a controversial diagnosis, and is not recognised as an organic, chemical-caused illness by the American Medical Association . [ 2 ] Blinded clinical trials have shown MCS patients react as often and as strongly to the exposure to the chemicals they say harm them as they do to placebos | 2011/7/5 12:43:50

Asthma print that page


It is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. [ 5 ] Treatment of acute symptoms is usually with an inhaled short-acting beta-2 agonist (such as salbutamol ). [ 6 ] Symptoms can be prevented by avoiding triggers, such as allergens [ 7 ] and irritants