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Nuts everywhere !?!

Avoiding Milk Protein has found an alarming number of industrial products containing nuts. Instead of sand blasting buildings with sand some companies are using walnut shells, a possible airborne hazard for those with nut allergies. Spray tans using walnut shells are also being used in some spas. Peanut fuel is an old bio fuel that does appear from time to time, even today. Another strange use for nuts, are mixing walnut shells with pool deck paint instead of sand to prevent slipping around the pool deck. Crushed almond shells are even being used to manufacture building supplies. Some companies are experimenting with peanut and other tree nut shells in water purification. Little is known about if the allergen proteins are still in these products. Imagine a nut allergic chimney sweeper being called to clean a chimney or stove only to find out from a reaction that fire logs made from tree nuts were recently used in the chimney, or a stove was powered by peanut pellets, thes

Summer Holidays- travel, restraunts and the allergic community

Allerdine is a great resource for families with food allergies while traveling on your summer vacation. was created in November of 2009, by parents of severe food allergic children who felt the need to find a way to dine out safely. is a user based website that is designed to get allergic families out of the kitchen and dining out with the right information. Restaurant listings are searchable by allergen user profile. To be listed each restaurant is approached with the need to answer very specific questions on how they handle food allergies. Only restaurants specifically contacted by the food allergic staff of , or first-hand user experiences are in the database along with reviews of their experiences. With over 700 restaurants in Chicago, Detroit, Orlando, Toronto, Denver, New York, Houston, Boston, Atlanta and many more cities to be added soon, is starting to make a difference. Each restaurant is asked very specific food

Happy Birthday Blue Bear Aware

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