What is 'Allergy Aware'

What is 'Allergy Aware'

If you or your loved one has an allergy, it’s likely you have heard of the term 'Allergy Aware'.

What is Allergy Aware?
Allergy Aware is a term used where it means to be informed about allergies, the impact the allergy has on an allergic person’s life/lifestyle and those close to them, familiarity with the severity of the symptoms and the treatments required in the case an allergic reaction.

In relation to an individual that has an allergy (such as food allergy), it is important for others to be made ‘Allergy Aware’, so they are familiar with the precautions, preventions, symptoms and required treatments for the allergic individual.

Hence, Allergy Aware may have a different adaptation based on who is Allergy Aware-

  • A person being Allergy Aware across certain or all types of allergies
  • A person being Allergy Aware across their own allergies
  • A person being Allergy Aware when they look after, live or spend time with someone who has an allergy on a continued basis (e.g. Parents, Guardians, Siblings, Teachers, Pal-lergies, etc)
  • A person being Allergy Aware when they look after, live or spend time with someone who has an allergy in a single instance (e.g. Friend’s parents during a sleepover, during a birthday party, etc)
  • An establishment being Allergy Aware when they are responsible for people with allergies on a continued basis (e.g. Child Cares, Schools, Workplaces, etc)
  • An establishment being Allergy Aware when they are responsible for people with allergies during a single instance (e.g. Food and Drink Venues, Tour Groups, etc)

An establishment can be an organisation, group, business, body, institution or any formal party responsible for multiple people at the same time.

By a person or an establishment being Allergy Aware, it means that day-to-day life can be safer for an allergic person, with a reduction of Allergic Risk Situations that may lead to severe and life-threatening reactions. From considerate actions such as extra care during preparation, checking of cross contamination or cross contact, and being knowledgeable of what to do in the case of an emergency reaction and more, being Allergy Aware can make a difference.

The information provided on Allergy Life Australia is to generally educate and inform you about living with allergies, intolerances and conditions, and is not intended as medical instruction or as a substitute for diagnosis, examination and advice by a qualified health care provider.


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