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/ ASTHMA SUPPLIES (alphabetical order)
Information Association (AAIA)*
A more complete listing is on the AAIA
Products page on the AAIA site. Most materials and services are available in French as well. Here are a few highlights:
- Yearly membership and newsletter (English or French)
- Auto-injector supplies - trainers (practice),
- Videos and books
- Brochures and articles, all medically reviewed
- Anaphylaxis and Asthma
Presentation (training) Kits
- Posters, Allergy
- Research support
An Australian based company who manufactures and sells auto-injector holders and aides for anaphylaxis sufferers. Ships worldwide.
Clothing & Accessories
This company sells a variety of cute food allergy t-shirts, dresses,
sweatshirts and accessories such as wrist bands and some buttons,
all with an alligator "mascot". The product sizes are
mostly in the toddler range. Check re shipping to Canada.
Allergy Kidz Ware
This company is committed to providing trendy, quality customized allergy hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts, bibs, badges, medicine bags and disposable food bags to store and carry your ‘safe’ food to your next function. Each item is made to order to convey a specific message. The website features sample designs, which one can select and replace the allergens with their own. Customers mix n' match the graphics and sayings or create their own. Ships internationally.
Posters - FREE
Download and print these free nice looking posters if you're
Allergy Translation Cards
This company provides online food allergy and special diet language translations into a credit card-sized dietary card to be used to alert staff in restaurants, hotels and catered events and as a reference tool at grocery stores. Not sure about the source/quality of the translations - not stated on the web site. Can print unlimited copies of your own customer card.
"Four unique products for carrying allergy and asthma medication."
The PEN PAL ORIGINAL and PEN PAL 2 carry one or two
EpiPens®. The ALLERCASE and PUFFER PACK SPORT are
2 neoprene cases to carry asthma inhalers and/or medications.
you found them through our site and a donation will be made to AAIA.
This Canadian charity focuses on allergy concerns and especially those that could result in anaphylaxis. They offer a member support, advocacy, membership, newsletter, auto-injector and other products and a variety of services.
Blue Bear Aware
This company based in BC provides shirts, water bottles, lunch bags and other similar items for babies and kids. Appropriate for older kids.
E-belt™ auto-injector carrier
E-BELT™ will protect your emergency auto-Injector. Heavy-duty construction.
Available as a single or double case attached to the belt, or single
or double holster. Insulin case also available. Webmaster note: I've used this belt for my child and it's really tough. By sitting horizontal on the belt, it doesn't get in the way of playing or bending over.
Here is an Epipen carrier shaped like a puppy that goes around the child's waist.
Offers several original drawings with food allergy messages - your choice of bibs, Tshirt styles and sizes, geared for young children. Site works only with Explorer browser.
Kids Preferred Asthma Friendly Toys
Stuffed toys that can be washed, have allergy/asthma friendly stuffing, etc. Look at the Products page.
I'm checking out who the Canadian distributors are. Check out the Build-A-Bear stores in the Canadian malls - the site has a link to them.
KoziEpi® EpiPen® and Puffer Pouches
This company offers very attractive pouches for inhalers and adrenaline injectors. I think this is something that kids, especially young ones, will want to wear. A nice break from the black industrial look. Also available in other countries so check out their web site. Other Canadian vendors may also carry them, e.g., Bo Bebe in SE Calgary (Shaughnessy store).
- "Taking Control" videos/booklets
Works has produced some excellent videos (with booklet) starting
with "Taking Control - Anaphylaxis and You". The series
has now been expanded.
Donate one to your school, public library and keep one for yourself!
Available from the Media Works web site and from the AAIA
United States (www.medicalert.org)
MedicAlert® is an international, non-profit organization. Medical ID is crucial if
you have a life-threatening allergy and/or asthma (or any other
serious medical condition). It could save your life. Enrollment provides access to a 24-hour hotline
number which will provide caregivers access to critical medical
information and contact numbers.
1 in 5 people have a condition that needs to be known in an
emergency!Financial assistance available.
Medipouch is an single or double auto-injector holder. It is a washable
pouch with strap with a separate tube to hold your auto-injector(s).
It could probably hold some meds as well.
This well-known Canadian company offers a full line of anti-allergen products including mattress encasings, pillows and pillow encasings, HEPA air filters, allergy masks, hypo-allergenic shampoos, conditioners, body wash, moisturizers, anti-allergen sprays, laundry detergent and pet shampoos. Visit their secure website for more information and to place orders. AAIA Members entitled to a discount on non-sale items. Join AAIA
This site sells a variety of allergy related products - shirts, bracelets, auto injector supplies, lunch kits, etc. They are located in Alberta Canada. I think the designs are bright and professional looking.
This protective tube for epinephrine auto-injectors is waterproof
and buoyant, hard as nails (and maybe kid-proof?), UV protected,
plastic grip cap and much more. Handy for sports bags and
fanny packs for active kids, especially at camp.
May be available in your local drugstore.
Sack Auto-injector & Medication Carrier
SafetySack is a heavy duty nylon pouch with a hole at top left corner
for hanging, an emergency action plan sheet and a child-resistant
safety lock with reclosable slide zipper. It has room for allergy
and asthma meds, EpiPens and trainers, pictures, info sheets. Ships
Select Wisely Travel Cards
Travelling to another country where you don't know the language? This company offers food and travel translation cards. They also have cards for other medical and food preference needs. Their cards are offered in a wide variety of languages.
Star Allergy Alerts
An Australian company offering allergy badges, Tshirts and stickers. Really neat designs.
A new auto-injector was introduced to the
Canadian market in 2005. Twinject
- Canada, Twinject U.S.
Twinject should fit into most of the autoinjector holders and belts
on the market. Check with the vendor first.
Trainers/demonstrators (no needle or medication) can be ordered
in Canada from Twinject.
Universal Medical ID
This company supplies a wide variety of custom medical ID bracelets or necklaces. Each medical ID also comes with a wallet card and an Online Medical Registry. Universal Medical ID Canada's personal health record, free for life.
You can set up a Medical Registry for yourself and maintain it. This service is available separate from ID purchase.
Be sure to read the FAQs regarding privacy of information for the Registry because access can be gained if your password is known. No membership or renewal fees.
For Calgary and area resources, please visit the Local Resources page.
Certified Allergen Control designation (off-site link)
Contrôle Allergène Certifié
|The CAC mark of conformity guarantees that particular foods underwent optimal control according to the stringent criteria of the certification program developed by a food allergy consumer organization for one or more of the following allergens: peanuts, almonds, milk or eggs.
La marque de conformité CAC vous garantit qu’un aliment a fait l’objet du contrôle optimal d’un ou de plusieurs des allergènes suivants : arachide, amande, lait ou œuf.
Well known for its quality product in Ontario and now across Canada.
They have some nut-free ice cream products (also some milk- &
sugar-free) available. Very allergy-aware.
This company specializes
in providing fundraising products made of nut-free Belgian chocolate.
This site features a
number of cookbooks for gluten-free cooking and some allergies such
as milk, eggs and wheat.
Enjoy Life Foods
Enjoy Life is one of the few companies producing food free of the eight most common allergens. Milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shell fish, soy and wheat cause 90 percent of allergic reactions. You can buy online as well.
Healthy SoyNut Butter
The butter is made from roasted soy beans in a peanut free manufacturing
Ian's Natural Foods
Ian's has a variety of product lines, one of which is their Red Banner product line - fish sticks, chicken nuggets, etc. All products under the Red Banner are wheat free, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, nut free and soy free. Mostly available in the U.S. and in selected stores in Canada.
Foods - Non dairy products
Makers of the brands Rice Dream® and Soy Dream® milk and
frozen dessert products. Available in Canada with Calcium.
Check the ice cream labels for nut/peanut if that's a concern.
Bakery - Edmonton
Located in Edmonton, Alberta but they ship in Canada and to the
U.S. They specialize in gluten-free products for celiacs (and wheat
Milk Co Ltd.
Medallion Milk distributes nondairy beverages in powdered
form. Vance's dairy-free is quite good - has a mild flavour.
Available on the web site and they're hoping to get it into food
stores as well.
NOTE: Web site is not working - Try (800) 655-0507 Toll free.
Nuts Golden Peabutter
This product has a similar colour to peanut butter and it's made
out of peas in a peanut/nut-free facility. I think the flavour is
pretty close to peanut butter. Available at most major grocery store
chains - usually located with the peanut butter but in some stores,
it's separate. Another Alberta success story!
Nut Free Gourmet Cookies/Cookie Dough
These stores carry a variety of foods and "health" products. There are locations across Canada, including Calgary Alberta. In Calgary I find them to be more expensive than Community Health but they carry some unique things so well worth a trip.
Food Shop at Hospital for Sick Children
Run by the Hospital
for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. Offers a specialty foods
and books which can be purchased online or at their store. Not just
A non-dairy alternative with all natural ingredients than
can be used just like milk. No dairy, rice or animal ingredients,
artificial sweeteners, flavours or colours.
Offer gourmet chocolates without nuts or peanuts. They ship to Canada
GENERAL ALLERGY SUPPLIES
CAERAN sells personal care and cleaning products. They list all
the ingredients on their labels, which is great for people with sensitivities.
The Laundry Store - Calgary AB
Located in Calgary at Deerfoot Meadows (Heritage Drive and Deerfoot Trail). They sell
evoVantage Laundry Detergent, which has an oxygenated cleaning
agent in a perfume and dye-free (sensitive) formula. Front
loader washer compatible. Low Sudsing.
They also sell Persil laundry detergent, which is huge worldwide
as well as European laundry appliances and accessories.
Phone: 403 - 252 - 0700.
Household cleaning products with ingredient lists! Looks
interesting, especially for people with chemical sensitivities or
Allergy Products (description
above - click on link)
Last updated: December 20, 2009