"We don't have such a thing, that you may be allergic": Newcomers' understandings of food allergies in Canada.

@article{Harrington2015WeDH,
  title={"We don't have such a thing, that you may be allergic": Newcomers' understandings of food allergies in Canada.},
  author={Daniel W Harrington and Jennifer Dean and Kathi Wilson and Zafar Qamar},
  journal={Chronic illness},
  year={2015},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={126-39}
}
Food allergies are emerging as important public health risks in Canada, affecting 3-4% of adults and 6-7% of children. Despite much lower prevalence rates among recent immigrants (i.e. in the country less than 10 years), evidence has shown this population to be more concerned about the risks of food allergies than the general population and have unique experiences around purchasing foods for allergen-free environments. As a substantial and growing segment of the Canadian population, it is… CONTINUE READING
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