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    6.2 Risk score matrix Likelihood of occurrence Severity of consequence 1 2 3 4 5 1 1 2 3 4 5 2 2 4 6 8 10 3 3 6 9 12 15 4 4 8 12 16 20 5 5 10 15 20 25 Risk score: Likelihood * Severity Minimal 1-2 Maintain existing measures Low 3-9 Review existing measures Medium 10-15 Improve control measures High 16-20 Consider stopping activity Extreme 25 Do not proceed 6. 3 Risk Assessment Process Step Hazards Risk Score Control Program NPD / reformulation Introduced allergens Medium • Review the information on the Product Information Form (PIF) and consider the potential for inadvertent presence of allergens. • Do not include an allergenic ingredient unless necessary. • Minimise unintentional allergic cross-contamination • Labelling…

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    This article examines the effect of different types of spring tree pollens on the number of sales of over-the-counter allergy medication and on the number of visits from the asthma syndrome emergency department. Nine different types of tree pollens were measured and analyzed throughout the spring season in New York City from 2002 to 2012. The number of allergy medication sold was collected from various drugstores and data on asthma syndrome emergency department visits was gathered from hospitals…

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    Food Allergies Research

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    The purpose of these laws fall within the purpose of “The purpose of the Act is to minimize risk of illness and death due to accidental ingestion of food allergens by increasing restaurant industry and consumer awareness of regulations and best practices with respect to major food allergens (Mass, 2009).” However, a downside to this is that each state has different approaches which varies from state to state. A counter action would be for legislators to create a nationwide law concerning food…

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    Introduction: I. Attention Getter: Nicole Levin, a 41 year old New Yorker, was leaving the dentist when it happened. Her throat began to swell and breathing became difficult. She could not swallow and she felt extremely nauseous. Levin knew at this point what was happening. She was having an allergic reaction to medication the dentists prescribed her. Frantically searching in her purse, she clutched her EpiPen and she could breathe again. Nicole’s story, found on CNN, published by Jacqueline…

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    Allergies

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    high on the list among the world’s most common health conditions. They begin when an allergen, the substance responsible for the reaction, causes the production of immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies, which coat mast cells. On subsequent re-exposure to the allergen, IgE reacts and causes the release of histamine and other inflammatory products from mast cells. These released substances lead to several of the signs and symptoms associated with allergies. Patients may have experiences that range…

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    rules. Restaurant and franchise owners variably oppose the stringent requirements that press restaurant operators to meticulously research and identify up to14 possible food allergens in that are present within their foods. While the EU rules were intended to improve public consumption safety, restaurant owners lament the cost of both time and money to scrutinize every food item that enters a dish. They claim that verbal verification with the customer is enough to raise cognizance of food…

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    The human body is solely dependent on the protection of the immune system from foreign invaders that may cause harm to the body. It also plays a significant role in the development of allergies in which invading substances foreign to the body are identified as allergens, also referred to as antigens, and induce an inflammatory response in either a primary or secondary immune response. Secondary immune responses to allergens directly correlate to the more severe systemic reactions, however…

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    Immunotherapy Many innocent people suffer by sneezing in the spring or by living in constant fear of eating a food that could send them to the hospital. “Over 50 million of people suffer from allergies a year in the United States […] approximately 3 million [of the allergy sufferers have] found relief with allergen immunotherapy” (Communications). Ragweed allergy symptoms according to Nayak and others are, “sneezing; rhinorrhea/runny nose; itchy nose, throat, and palate; itchy, watery eyes;…

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    Ecological Control Three fundamental treatment choices exist for hypersensitivity sufferers: 1. Sensitivity Medication 2. Immunotherapy (Allergy Shots) 3. Ecological Control What Is Environmental Control? Ecological control requires a touch of work on your part - it's not exactly as simple as gulping a pill or getting a shot - however it is the best treatment for hypersensitivities. In the event that you can control your surroundings and stay away from your allergens, then you won't…

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    hypothesis for the increase in respiratory allergies was that they could be a result of air-borne allergens, such as dust mites, in unhygienic house. The theory that unhygienic environments caused allergies is based on a study of 120 infants. The study of the infants was designed such that one group of parents was set as a control and were not taught anything about hygiene. In contrast, the other set of parents were taught how to keep their home clean and thus free of allergens like dust mites.…

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