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(Canada) Peel, ON: District stocks EpiPens at all their schools; 1 in 13 kids affected

June 11, 2018, (Canada) ON: 'If all you do is call 911, the person may die'; city asked to store EpiPens in public spaces Decision to keep EpiPens available for use would follow Peel District School Board, Hamilton. Bruce spoke to Mississauga city council during a general committee meeting on May 29, and her message was clear: to have epinephrine autoinjectors (EpiPens) available in public facilities…. Peel District School Board has also stocked EpiPens at all their schools. Bruce was instrumental in getting the lime green safety kit into all of Peel’s schools, and Mississauga Fire delivered the kits to every Peel school between March and May this year…. CAI says 2.6 million Canadians — about 7.5 per cent or one in 13 people — have at least one reported food allergy. The majority of those affected are under 35, and the number is higher for those under 25. Health Canada identifies peanut, tree nuts, milk, egg, fish, shellfish, sesame, soy, wheat, mustard, and sulphites as priority food allergens.

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