PICKLES: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

PICKLES: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Not An Allergen. Pickles Not a skin allergen (for food allergies, ask an allergist for a scratch test), and a great source of probiotics, pickles are wonderful additions to your diet. BUT, there are four things to watch out for. First, be wary of pickles with preservatives like parabens, which are top allergens. Pickles, strictly speaking, don’t need …

LEATHER: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

LEATHER: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen. Leather Leather in and of itself is not on published allergen lists, but so many of the chemicals that go into its processing are, including preservatives (leather is, after all, an organic material that needs preservation in order to last), dyes, and metals like cobalt and (as in blue jeans) mordants that help colors bind to …