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E-Greetings from the Allergy Advocacy Association

March, 2017

We hope things are back to normal for you after the high wind damage here in Rochester. We take for granted all that we have until we lose it! Now if only the winter weather would finally cease and desist! This month we are focusing on schools and all the efforts going on to keep children safe. An interesting statistic is that nearly half of allergic reactions that occur in schools happen in the classroom rather than the cafeteria or playground. Also 55% of schools in the U.S. do not allow teachers to administer epinephrine and only half hire a full-time nurse. This could be a tragedy waiting to happen. Be sure and check with your school on the availability of epinephrine and encourage the principal to have all school personnel trained on how to use it. Meanwhile, think Spring!

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