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What food preservatives can trigger asthma?

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Additives such as sodium bisulfite, potassium bisulfite, sodium metabisulfite, potassium metabisulfite, and sodium sulfite. They may be found in foods such as:

  • Dried fruits or vegetables
  • Potatoes (packaged and some prepared)
  • Wine and beer
  • Bottled lime or lemon juice
  • Shrimp (fresh, frozen, or prepared)
  • Pickled foods

From: Allergies and Asthma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  American Lung Association: "Facts About Asthma."  American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI): "Tips to Remember: Asthma and allergy medications."  AAAAI: "Allergic conditions: Asthma." FDA: "Food Allergies: What You Need to Know." American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "House Dust Allergy." Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Pollen and Mold Counts."





Reviewed by Dan Brennan on August 18, 2019

SOURCES:  American Lung Association: "Facts About Asthma."  American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI): "Tips to Remember: Asthma and allergy medications."  AAAAI: "Allergic conditions: Asthma." FDA: "Food Allergies: What You Need to Know." American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "House Dust Allergy." Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Pollen and Mold Counts."





Reviewed by Dan Brennan on August 18, 2019

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