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An allergy is a reaction of the immune system to a normally harmless element. The immune system overreacts to something and ﬁghts it oﬀ, treating it as a harmful invader. This can lead to annoying symptoms, or to a life-threatening event requiring emergency medical assistance.
Allergies aﬀect millions of Canadians. 1-in-2 Canadian households are impacted by a food allergy. According to the Canadian Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Foundation, one in every four or ﬁve Canadians (20 to 25% of the population) has allergicrhinitis (also referred to as “hay fever”).
This program looks at the diﬀerent types of allergies, symptoms, and the treatments available.
• What is an Allergy?
• Allergies in Canada – by the numbers
• What are allergens?
• Food allergies
• Allergic reactions – What can happen
• Anaphylaxis and Anaphylactic shock
• Substance allergies – latex, metal, plants
• Insect sting/bite allergies
• Drug allergies
• Food Allergy Video
• Knowledge Check (Quiz)