The ragweed is back in France; tens of thousands of French are sensitive to an allergy

Tens of thousands of people in France are sensitive to ragweed, a plant from America.This allergy can even go to asthma.

Pollens have not finished tickle the eyes, nose, mouth, people with allergies. In late summer 2014, you have even more interest out your handkerchiefs because ragweed is in bloom.

Warning, this plant from America because of allergies strong enough up asthma …

Ragweed is characterized by sturdy stems, hairy and reddish, highly dissected leaves and odorless and can reach a size 1.80 m.

5 Seeds Per M3 Sufficient To Trigger Allergy

The first peak pollen took place during the weekend of August 15, according to the National Network Aerobiological surveillance (RNSA). 5 seeds per m3 of air are sufficient to trigger the symptoms of allergy.

The following areas confirm the presence of pollen:

  • Rhône-Alpes;
  • Auvergne;
  • Centre;
  • Poitou-Charentes;
  • Pays de la Loire

SOLUTIONS USED AGAINST RAGWEED IN SOME AREAS

Solutions are implemented in some areas to reduce levels of ragweed. Among them:

  • grubbing;
  • mowing;
  • pesticides;
  • planting false lure the plant as soon as it grows, is easily spotted …

Awareness progressed around this health problem but still no coordinated struggle in France. It was not until late September to see allergic signs disappear.

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The roasted peanuts: A proven source of allergy promotion, especially in children

About 1 in 50 children is allergic to peanuts, 1.4% of children in developed countries. The dry roasting is believed to be the trigger of allergy.

Allergy to peanuts is the second leading cause of allergy in children less than three years, and the leading cause beyond.

The prevalence of food allergy, especially the peanut has tripled in just 15 years.

THE DRY ROASTING: A TRIGGER

A study from the University of Oxford, UK, shows that the dry roasting peanuts increases the risk of triggering an allergy.

Explanation: Roasting is done at high temperatures that alter protein peanuts. Moreover, in the East, where the peanuts are mostly eaten raw or boiled, the allergy rate is lower than in the West, where they are mostly eaten roasted.

The dry roasting is, of course, not the only culprit. We must also take into account family history, environmental triggers, etc.

ALLERGY TO PEANUTS, WHAT SYMPTOMS?

Among children less than three years, peanut allergy is manifested mainly by flares.

For more than three years, the events are more diverse:

  • hives;
  • asthma;
  • digestive disorders;
  • edema;
  • anaphylactic shock .

WHAT FOODS TO AVOID?

Peanuts lurk everywhere. One can find in breakfast cereals, cakes appetizers, bread, cookies, meats, industrial soups, meat substitutes … hence the importance of accurately read the ingredient list of the products you buy.

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