While I was on Facebook the other day, (Who isn’t there after all?),I thought I’d browse around and check out to see if there were any worthwhile groups about allergies. After all, you can pretty much find a group about anything you want there. Not surprisingly, I found quite a few groups, so if you are a Facebook member, you may want to check some of them out. Here is what I found:
Help Raise Awareness About Allergies: Most people only know about common allergies, like pollens or penicillin. But what you most likely don’t know is that allergies can kill.
I’m making this group so that more people can learn about this condition that might affect someone you know. If one day a friend of yours has a severe allergic reaction, you might be able to help him or her and maybe even save their life.
Parent of Kids With a Severe Peanut Allergy: Hi, this group is a place for those who manage a child’s severe peanut allergies, every day, to share their thoughts and feelings.
Food Allergy And Anaphylaxis Network: As a group, we can work to build public awareness of food allergy through the media and through education, advocacy, and research efforts.
Members can support and participate in research studies that lead us to a better understanding of, and a cure for, food allergy and anaphylaxis and that improves the quality of life of individuals managing these conditions.
Until there is a cure, education is the key.
(This appears to be different from FAAN, The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, which is there, too).
Feed My Guests: Mission To help more people dine together more often & more easily. Why? Many people now have food issues of one sort or another. They may have: • an allergy or intolerance to certain foods; • follow a particular diet (GI/Atkins); • be environmentally aware (food miles/GM/organic); or • just be plain fussy about what they eat. This makes it much harder for people to invite other people to dinner: • Too much hassle to work out what to feed them? • Too many different food issues to cope with at one dinner party? • Or worse, might I accidentally harm them or even kill them? What can we do? We have created an application for the Facebook® Platform that helps achieve our mission.
Here’s some other’s that I found here, too:
The Perfume Hater’s Society
Allergic To Cats But Wish We Weren’t Alliance