Allergies have become increasingly more common in Canada and in the Philippines. Are Filipino children at greater risk?
Please see Dr. Andrea Fong's article published in the Pilipino Express:
Information from the study will help researchers compare the rates of allergic diseases in Filipino children with the information they have on the general Winnipeg and Canadian populations. It will also allow them to compare it with the rates of allergic diseases in children in the Philippines where a similar survey has been done.
It is important that Filipino parents of all children younger than 18 years old, regardless if they have allergies or not, participate in this survey. Enrolment criteria is one or both parents must be of Filipino ancestry and their child(ren) must be under 18 years of age, with or without food allergies.
The survey the can be accessed online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/filipinoallergy.
Filipino children between the ages of 11 - 17 can also fill out the survey themselves by going to