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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 6:23 am 

Joined: Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:23 pm
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Location: Kingston
According to the survey, respondents at riska said they are "somewhat to very concerned" about taking the following precautions for future travel:

A total of 53 per cent were concerned about having an epinephrine auto-injector that is up to date (not expired) and packed for travelling.2 Nearly three quarters (74 per cent) were concerned about ensuring allergy medication is up to date (not expired) and packed.3
Among those flying, four in 10 people (43 per cent) said they are concerned about checking the airline's allergy policy prior to departure; four in 10 respondents also are concerned about arranging to have appropriate food on board (42 per cent) or with them on a trip (40 per cent);4

WestJet, in collaboration with Pfizer Canada, has added EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors to all medical kits on board their fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft. Epinephrine is the first-line medication that should be used for the emergency management of a person having a potentially life-threatening (or severe) allergic reaction.5 ... 05645.html


PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 10:06 pm 
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Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6616
Location: Ottawa
Among the 666 respondents surveyed,8 just two per cent took each of these five key precautions during their most recent trip: Checking on the airlines allergy policy, packing their own food when flying, researching their destination for emergency medical facilities and allergy friendly restaurants, and making sure their epinephrine auto-injector is up to date. Meanwhile, 31 per cent said they took none of the above key precautions on their most recent trip. Another 34 per cent had taken just one precaution, 22 per cent took two key precautions, and only seven per cent took three precautions.

I am part of the 2 percent!

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 12:36 am 

Joined: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:00 am
Posts: 1119
Definitely in the 2% here too!

me: allergic to crustaceans plus environmental
teenager: allergic to hazelnuts, some other foods and environmental

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 3:11 pm 

Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:45 pm
Posts: 816
Location: Vancouver, BC
Me too. I think most of the 2% are the people who frequent this forum!

DD 2004 Allergy to peanuts, egg, sesame, and new: lentils and chick peas
DS 2006 Allergy to peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, kiwi fruit, eczema

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