What’s so funny about anaphylaxis?
This is well worth a read . As a mother of an allergic child I can relate to this!!! Only the other night I was looking at an Irish comedy TV show and it made a joke about allergies !!! Now!! needless to say myself or my husband did not find it very funny …. But the next day a couple of people were talking about, how funny it was …. So yes TV has a big part to play in the curving of peoples attitude towards allergies. That’s just my view.
What do you think?????
Originally posted on FARE Blog:
Growing up in a food allergy family, I lived in a world where people barely knew what a food allergy was, let alone that it could be life-threatening. It wasn’t always easy to explain to my friends that they couldn’t bring candy or snacks with peanuts or tree nuts over to my house, but this rule was always met with curiosity and compliance – not eye-rolling or jokes.
Today, as someone whose work is dedicated to increasing awareness of food allergy as a serious, potentially life-threatening and growing public health issue, I know there is still much work to be done, but I am heartened by the significant progress that’s been made in ensuring people with food allergies are safe and included. From advances in research and improved laws and regulations at the federal and state…
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