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New allergies can be unwelcome surprise

She started noticing other irritants, too: She began to have a similar response to fragrances as she had to plastic bags. Now, when she hugs someone wearing certain perfumes or colognes, her face turns red and swells.

Dermatologist Josep pandora earrings h Fowler says skin reactions to fragrances and perfumes are common, but to have a reaction from finished plastic products like plastic bags is extremely rare, though not undocumented. “But because the chemicals in finished products are bound so tightly, it’s awfully hard for them to penetrate to the skin and set off the allergy.”

Then again, the finished products may not be the real problem.

A reaction to plastics like Herzog’s may have more to do with residue from the manufacturing process than the plastic itself, says materials science expert Andrew Dent.

“There are additives to make the plastic bags easier to process that manufacturers are pandora earrings putting on the outside surfaces,” said Dent, vice president of materials research at Material ConneXion. “That could also be the problem.”

Others may react with redness and swelling to plastic bags, but they don’t necessarily have an allergy.

A condition called dermographic urticaria, in which the skin becomes inflamed from scratching or rubbing, is far more common, Fowler explains. For those with the condition, carrying heavy bags from the grocery store could be enough to cause a reaction.

Herzog, however, has developed allergies to some chemicals in plastics and perfumes, her doctor tells her, as well as to seasonal allergens like pollen. Her doctor explained that allergies to just about anything can develop at any time.

“I don’t understand how it just comes out of nowhere, because I never, never had issues,” Herzog said.

She wonders whether things could just as suddenly get even worse for her or for people she knows.

It’s a notion she’s confronted with not just in her personal life but also at work, in the catered food she arranges for groups of children and preteens at big events. Despite being 28 years old, Herzog has worked in the food and beverage industry long enough to see a dramatic increase in the number of children pandora earrings with food sensitivities, she says.

She wonders whether people are generally becoming more sensitive to things.

“It’s amazing how many allergies these kids have. It’s insane. We’re preparing more special meals than regular meals. Which is weird, because then when you do adult functions, you maybe have like one or two allergies. The chefs are becoming very well versed in this now.”

Herzog’s observations have some backing in peer reviewed medical studies. and reveal that 8% of those under the age of 18 have food allergies.

That’s twice the number estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, using data collected in 2007.

Dr. Ruchi Gupta, who led the study finding the 8% figure, says that’s probably a conservative number, in part because her team discounted reports by parents when the symptoms sounded more like a food intolerance, such as to gluten or lactose, than a true food allergy.

Although Gupta and the CDC used parent surveys to make their estimates, hospital records show a similar upward trend.

“Food allergy among children in the United States is becoming more common over time,” states the CDC website.

Whether food intolerance to lactose and gluten is also increasing is harder to determine, in part because th pandora earrings e conditions often go undiagnosed. As the medical community grapples to understand the problem and what can be done about it, businesses have had to adapt and accommodate.

“It’s a matter of life and death, especially with children. Six or seven years ago, you’d just say, ‘Sorry, that risk is too much to take. I (would) suggest they bring something with them, or they don’t come,’ ” said Jennifer Delaye, president of the International Caterers Association. “Now, today, it’s a standard way of doing business. Entire menus are designed around that.”

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New ALDI store opening today in Durham

By Faye Prosser

new ALDI store in Durham is opening today, January 11, in the Streets of Southpoint area. If you have never shopped at ALDI, I highly recommend you check out their fabulous produce prices and good everyday prices on staple items.

From 11 AM 4 PM on 1/11, the public is invited to sample and tour the store as part of the Grand Opening festivities. They will begin their regular hours on Thursday, 1/12/2012.

Today, on Wednesday, they are also giving out nice recyclable grocery bags while supplies last. The bags from past store ALDI openings have included a few samples including bottled water, granola bar, drink packet and fruit snacks.

If you live near this store, check your mail for a $5 coupon that is being sent to homes within a certain radius of the new location.

ALDI has some great deals on produce and many other items. Their everyday prices on products that we d pandora earrings on’t usually find coupons for are very competitive.

Some key things to remember when shipping at ALDI (many of these are cost cutting so they can bring you such low prices on produce and other items):

ALDI does not accept manufacturer coupons (most of the items are private label anyway so there are no coupons available for them)

You will need to bring your own bags to bag your groceries. They do not provide any.

If you wish to use a grocery cart, you will need to deposit a quarter into the cart machine and you will get it back when you return the cart.

They accept cash, debit and EBT cards as forms of payment. They do not accept credit cards or checks.

ALDI sales run from Wednesday through Tuesday and I highlight the pandora earrings best deals from the ad starting each week.

ALDI also has a double back guarantee. A model of efficiency, ALDI eliminates overhead costs by offering smart, efficient practices, such as a grocery cart deposit system, through which shoppers insert a quarter to release a cart and receive the quarter back upon the cart’s return. Other cost saving practices include a pandora earrings smaller store layout, open carton displays and encouraging the use of ALDI reusable shopping bags.”

What are your favorite items to buy at ALDI?

If you head out to the Durham grand opening, please share your thoughts!

They opened an Aldi in East Raleigh/Knightdale a few months ago. pandora earrings I love it! For all the new Aldi newbies, their produce is outstanding! Try the Clancy’s chocolate covered pretzels. $1.69 per bag and delicious! I love their 4 flavored hummus when it’s in stock. It includes cilantro jalepeno hummus, which is my favorite! The hummus goes great with their $0.99 1 lb bag of baby carrots. We love the Clancy’s multi grain tortilla chips. If you eat a lot of seafood, their frozen wild caught salmon is usually around $4.50 for 4 pieces. You can’t beat that anywhere!

If you are planning a get together or party, go to Aldi before hitting any other stores. Chances are you’ll find everything you need and shell out about $20.

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New Aldi in Northwest Greensboro opens today

The store on New Garden Road officially opened today, but a preview event was held for shoppers Wednesday pandora earrings . It is the third Aldi to open in Greensboro. There are others on Randleman Road and High Point Road. pandora earrings

The store joins three other nearby groceries: The Fresh Market, Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods.

Aldi, a limited assortment discount grocery chain, was fo pandora earrings unded in Germany. The chain operates more than 9,500 stores internationally, with most of them in Europe. There are more than 1,200 stores in the United States.

The name is short for Albrecht Discounts. Brothers Karl and the late Theo Albrecht, who also own Trader Joe’s, co founded Aldi.

The store sells items under the ALDI exclusive brand. Store officials and shoppers say the prices are cheaper than traditional grocery stores.

“It’s very economical,” said Strahle pandora earrings r, who has shopped at various Aldi stores for 17 years.

Aldi is able to keep its prices low through various cost saving measures. Its stores are small and operate with few staff. The new store has just 10 employees, said Aldi district manager Rhonda Turner.

And a lot of the inventory is displayed on pallets instead of shelves.

Shoppers are encouraged to bring their own bags, although the store does offer bags 6 cents for paper and 11 cents for plastic, according to Turner. And customers must pay a quarter to use a cart, but they get their money back when they return the cart.

“We believe in cutting out the frills so we can sell things for a lower price,” Turner said.

The store also sells non food items, such as kitchen accessories, and offers what it calls special buys on those. Those buys are highlighted in the store with red signs.