Allergy Awareness Week 18-24th May

May 20, 2008 at 1:26 pm | Posted in Books, e-resource, Suggestions, Website | Leave a comment

This week is Allergy Awareness Week

New Zealand has one of the highest prevalence of allergic disease in the developed world, affecting up to 20 per cent of the population, mainly young people of working age and their children.

This chronic condition is usually triggered by substances that are difficult to avoid in every day life, from house dust mites and pollen to eggs and dairy food.

Even mild symptoms often have hidden effects, such as lack of sleep due to itching from eczema, while life-threatening reactions such as anaphylaxis to food, happen within minutes and require an emergency response.

Discover the range of resources and information available to you at Dunedin Public Libraries by viewing our recently created resource page on our library website.

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