Because of spam, I personally moderate all comments left on my blog. However, because of health issues, I will not be able to do so in the future.

If you have a personal question about LI or any related topic you can send me an email at I will try to respond.

Otherwise, this blog is now a legacy site, meaning that I am not updating it any longer. The basic information about LI is still sound. However, product information and weblinks may be out of date.

In addition, my old website, Planet Lactose, has been taken down because of the age of the information. Unfortunately, that means links to the site on this blog will no longer work.

For quick offline reference, you can purchase Planet Lactose: The Best of the Blog as an ebook on or Almost 100,000 words on LI, allergies, milk products, milk-free products, and the genetics of intolerance, along with large helpings of the weirdness that is the Net.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

World Allergy Day

Happy World Allergy Day, everyone. Sorry I didn't get you a card.

The World Allergy Association has proclaimed July 8, 2005, as the first World Allergy Day. Although food allergies are not their prime concern, there's no reason not to take advantage of it for spreading awareness of those as well.

You can download a World Allergy Day Kit, whose materials include:

  • General Instructions
  • Sample Proclamation
  • Sample Media Advisory Information
  • Sample News Release
  • Sample Article for a Newsletter
  • Allergy and Allergic Asthma Information Statistical Sheet
  • National Data on Prevalence of Allergic Disease
  • World Allergy Organization Guidelines on the Prevention of Allergy and Allergic Asthma Materials:
  • Article
  • Patient Information Sheets
  • Power PointPresentation
  • Evaluation Form

The World Allergy Day site also has a great set of International Organization Links.

You can also fill in a form to receive their monthly e-letter, WAO News and Notes.

While having a capital "D" day is no more than a publicity opportunity, it makes for a great springboard to have every day be an allergy awareness day. Spread the word.

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Anonymous said...

Hi Steve!! Great site!!
Thank you for featuring my book, The Vegan Diet as Chronic Disease Prevention - I am honored.

Also, for your dairy free product list, feel free to add Our Figure 8 JumpStart WeightLoss system (all components) is pure vegan! It is a nice way for folks to get going, with NO artificial sweeteners, colors or flavors, too.

Have a great day! Love to all!
- Kerrie

jon said...

Looking at allergy asthma info online today while my son coughs I came across this post. Does anyone know a good allergy asthma site to help?


Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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I have a asthma nebulizer site/blog. It pretty much covers asthma nebulizer related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)