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Thoughts on Race and Anaphylaxis

By Dr. Paul Ehrlich Our October interview with Dr. Robert Y. Lin, my friend and colleague at the New York Allergy and Asthma Society, entitled “Fatal Anaphylaxis: What the Numbers Tell Us” attracted a good deal of well-deserved attention. Among the noteworthy statistics over a 12-year period as published in an article he co-authored: that […]

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Preservative in Baby Wipes Causing Big Trouble for Moms’ Hands

By Dr. Paul Ehrlich Any time the word “allergy” appears in NY Times headlines we feel compelled to comment. The front page of Saturday’s business section had this: “Growing Scrutiny for an Allergy Trigger Used in Personal Care Products.” The preservative methylisothiazolinone, or MI, was honored by the American Contact Dermatitis Society in 2013 as […]

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