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What can cause crab allergies?

What can cause crab allergies?

Depends: Crab allergy is a shellfish allergy and can develop at any time during adulthood. Why some adults can consume crabs their entire life without any problems and others can go on to develop symptoms is unknown. Shellfish allergy is a common adult allergen and symptoms can vary from one accidental exposure to the next so avoidance once symptoms develop is the best way to manage. ...Read more

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Is everybody allergic to grass?

Is everybody allergic to grass?

Grass allergy: No. There are many things on grass to which folks may be 'allergic' like dust, mites, other plant pollens, etc. But many folks aren't allergic at all. ...Read more

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Why can't pregnant women eat crab?

Why can't pregnant women eat crab?

The new FDA and EPA: guidelines published last summer, 2014, say: yes, it is ok. One might think that scavengers--like crab, and, yes lobtster, might have higher levels from what they scavenge,but it turns out that only the big fish predators at the top of the fish-eat-fish food chain really concentrate all that methyl-mercury (from our coal-burning power plants). Recent data is best, as we continue to contaminate. ...Read more

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What's any nutritional value of crab?

What's any nutritional value of crab?

Crab: Crab meat is a healthy source of nutrition for protein with a low fat content. It has many micronutrients also including zinc and copper. The negative is that it also is high in salt and sterols. Researchers used to categorize these sterols found in crab (and other shellfish also) as cholesterol confusing the issue for nutritionists. As always, a balanced diet is ultimately the best for anyone. ...Read more

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Can 5 months pregnant ladies eat crab?

Can 5 months pregnant ladies eat crab?

Yes: Two 8-12 ounce servings of crab a week should be fine. The concern would be mercury exposure, which should be low with most shellfish. ...Read more

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Why can I eat all shell fish but crab?

Why can I eat all shell fish but crab?

Crab allergy: You are very lucky. Most people who are allergic to a shell fish are allergic to most other shel fish. I would think that this is a lucky turn of events. ...Read more

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Is freshly fertilized grass poisonous?

Is freshly fertilized grass poisonous?

No: Fertilization is done with nitrogen rich chemicals not strictly poisonous but obnoxious and potentially allergenic. Best not to play around until the fertilizer is absorbed by watering the lawn or until the next rainfall. ...Read more