A research team from BC is working with Health Canada on a tool for parents and allergists to report reactions to emerging allergens in children up to the age of 17 (at time of reaction). The team is led by Dr. Edmond Chan, Head of the Division of Allergy & Immunology, Department of Pediatrics at The University of British Columbia, and Clinical Investigator at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. Dr. Chan is also a member of our Healthcare Advisory Board.
An emerging allergen is defined as any allergen outside of Health Canada’s priority allergen list which includes egg, milk, mustard, peanut, crustaceans, molluscs, fish, sesame, soy, tree nuts, wheat and triticale. Sulphites, a food additive, are also a priority allergen.
You are invited to complete the survey if your child has had a reaction in the last 12 months to a food other than a priority allergen. Your participation will help researchers, and advocacy groups like ours, better understand emerging allergens.