Study: Old Apple Varieties Reduce Allergy Symptoms

Many people with hay fever go on to develop an apple allergy over time. As a result, they try to avoid apples or eat older apple varieties, which are often well tolerated. Now an observational study has revealed a new

Pollen Count 2017: Less Birch, More Ash and Grasses

Alder and hazel are no longer in bloom in many parts of Germany. Birch pollen will soon be in the air, and the peak pollen allergy season will begin. Stiftung Deutscher Polleninformationsdienst (German Pollen Information Service – PID) has generated … More  

New Allergy Vaccine Could Also Protect Against Hepatitis B

BM32, a newly developed grass pollen allergy vaccine, might be useful in another area besides the treatment of grass pollen allergy patients. It could also play a role in the further development of the hepatitis B vaccine, according to the

Hope for Apple Allergy Sufferers

Apple allergy sufferers have consistently reported experiencing fewer symptoms or none at all after eating older apple varieties compared to the newer ones. A research project will now demonstrate whether certain old apple varieties are well tolerated and whether the

Controlled Intake of Peanuts May Be Helpful

A peanut allergy can be prevented over the long term from infancy. This was the conclusion of a study* conducted on infants at high risk of a peanut allergy, who had been given small amounts of peanut protein every week

Interview: No it’s not contagious!

How does it feel to be a 17-year-old girl with 74 (in words: seventy-four) food allergies? What is day at school like for her? Do cosmetics help with the rash on her face? What can one eat at parties? How

People with Chronic Urticaria Should Avoid Food Additives

In rare cases, additives such as dyes or preservatives in food can trigger severe pseudoallergic reactions in the skin, airway or gastrointestinal tract. While the vast majority of the population does not react to these E number-coded substances, patients with … More  

Interview: Managing Allergies on Class Trips

Part 1: All students should go on class trips For many students, the class trip is the highlight of the school year. It is no different for students with allergies. The European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation (ECARF) asked an … More  

We Have Never Been Abroad

The series of articles about daily life with a child with a severe peanut allergy was read by many ECARF followers, including Annette Steffen (43). Annette’s son Justus (10) also has a severe peanut allergy, in addition to an allergy … More  

Skin Diseases: When Work Triggers Allergies

On Labour Day on 1 May, the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation (ECARF) is providing information on occupational dermatoses – allergy-induced skin diseases that develop on the job due to working conditions and contact with work materials. Hands are … More  

ECARF Expert Symposium with Top-Level Participants

Representatives from the skin care and cosmetics sector gathered at the first expert symposium of the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation (ECARF) in Berlin. ECARF experts provided them with an overview on how to care for sensitive skin from … More  

Allergikerfreundliche Schule: ECARF zertifiziert 2016 die Berlin Brandenburg International School

Berlin-Brandenburg International School (BBIS) receives ECARF seal

Berlin-Brandenburg International School (BBIS) has become the first school to receive the ECARF quality seal for allergy-friendly products and services. The school located in Kleinmachnow near Berlin fulfils the detailed evaluation criteria of the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation … More  

ADF/ECARF Award 2016 for Study on Gut Microbiome

Thomas Volz has received the ADF/ECARF Award 2016 for his work* on the association between the gut microbiome and anaphylactic reactions to food allergens. The annual €5,000 endowed ADF/ECARF Award was presented at the 43rd conference (10-12 March 2016) of … More