Oftentimes, individuals with food allergies only experience an allergic reaction upon ingesting the allergen. Reactions triggered by skin contact or inhalation may remain unknown until the situation arises. Few people would want to risk a reaction by failing to avoid a known allergen. Here are a few websites which provide lists of non-food items that may contain the top 8 allergens.
01 April 2008
Allergen Labeling for Non-Food Items
Do you really know what is in your favorite lotion or even your toothpaste? A facial scrub may contain walnuts or shower gel might contain almond oil. Allergen labeling like that which is currently required for food items in the United States is not required for non-food items. This means that we may be exposing our allergic family members to potentially harmful substances. It is difficult to select products with much confidence in their allergen content or lack thereof.