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Default FAQ on Allergies and Asthma (part 4/4)

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-------------------------------------------------- Frequently Asked Questions -- Allergies and Asthma
Revision 1.5

This FAQ is intended to answer frequently asked questions on allergies and
asthma in the newsgroup. Though the comments are geared towards
parents of children, there is plenty of information for adults as well.

The information in this FAQ is the collected "net wisdom" of a number
of folk. It is not intended to replace medical advice. None of the
contributors are medical professionals. Most of us either have
allergies/asthma or have relatives/children with asthma/allergies, so
this collection represents the experiences and prejudices of individuals.
This is not a substitute for consulting your physician.

To contribute to this collection, please send e-mail to the address
given below, and ask me to add your comments to the FAQ file on
Allergies and Asthma. Please try to be as concise as possible, as
these FAQ files tend to be quite long as it is. And, unless
otherwise requested, your name and e-mail address will remain in the
file, so that interested readers may follow-up directly for more

This FAQ is posted regularly to news.answers and

For a list of other FAQ topics, look for the FAQ File Index
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Collection maintained by: Eileen Kupstas Soo
Last modified: June 4, 1997

Copyright 1997, Eileen Kupstas Soo. Use and copying of this information are
permitted as long as (1) no fees or compensation are charged for
use, copies or access to this information, and (2) this copyright
notice is included intact.

FAQ Overview:

General Information Part 1/2
General Information Part 2/2
Allergy and Asthma Resources and Reviews-- this file
Allergy Recipes


New info on
information on Human Ecology Action League
NO-MILK mailing list for people avoiding milk/casein/lactose
mailing list for people with chemical sensitivities
yeast, dairy, egg free bread mix
updated info on The Food Allergy Network Clothes

General Books/Information
and Food Allergy Books
Topic Index:
1. Support Groups
2. Pamphlets & Periodicals
3. Food Allergy Food Sources
4. Environmental Allergy Information
5. Allergy/Asthma Products
6. Net and Web Resources


There are many
contributors involved in this FAQ.. many thanks for all the work!


Support Groups

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)
611 East Wells St.
Milwaukie, WI 53202
(414) 272-6071
(800) 822-ASMA (2762)

Professional association of allergists; provides information booklets
and referrals to specialists in your area.

The American Academy of Environmental Physicians (913) 642-6062
Maintains list of physicians who work with chemical sensitivities.

American Allergy Association
PO Box 7273
Menlo Park, CA 94026

An association of people suffering from allergies, as well as
interested physicians and medical personnel. The association
distributes a newsletter, book reviews, professional articles,
and recipes. They have many publications, including _Allergies
in Infants_.

American Celiac Society & Dietary Support Coalition
Annette Bentley
58 Musano Court
West Orange, NJ 07052-4114
201/325-8837 in New Jersey
$25 US, as of this revision

Celiac Disease Foundation ($35/yr, starter info free)
Elaine Monarch
13251 Ventura Blvd. Suite 3
Studio City, CA 91604-1838
818-990-Celiac (818-990-2354)

Celiac Sprue Association/USA ($20/yr - $24 first year for new members)
Leon Rottman
PO Box 31700
Omaha, NE 68131-0700
402/558-0600 in Nebraska.

American College of Allergy and Immunology
800 E. Northwest Highway, Ste. 1080
Palatine, IL. 60067
(708) 359-2800 or 1-800-842-7777

American Lung Assocication of Contra Costa
(510) 935-0472
American Lung Association of Santa Clara
(408) 998-5864

Has pamphlets on lung disease, smoking and offers asthma summer
camps for children

Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America
1125 15th. Street N.W., Ste. 502
Washington, D.C. 20005
(800) 624-0044 or (800) 7-ASTHMA [(800) 727-8462]

Offers referrals to affliated support groups and specialized
medical services througout the country and a newsletter.

Allergy and Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics, Inc
3554 Chain Bridge Road, Ste. 200
Fairfax, VA. 22030
(703) 385-4403
(800) 878-4403

Publishes a monthly newsletter with practical information for
patients and families. Also has books, videos and other educational
material available

Canadian Celiac Association (Diet for Life Handbook $17.95 + $3)
6519B Mississauga Road (member $ vary, use credit card)
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 1A6
905-567-7195 (800-363-7296 in Canada)

E.L.A.S.T.I.C. (Education for Latex Allergy / Support-Team and Information-Coalition)