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Dictionary of Allergies .. Benzoates

The benzoates and their derivatives, like parabens, are frequently used as preservatives. Their role in inducing pseudoallergic reactions was first mentioned in 1967. Provocation tests with benzoates  were performed in single blind and in double-blind studies with positive responses in about 2% of asthmatic patients. (See additives, additives, drug).



Tarlo, MS, Broder I: Tartrazine and benzoate challenge and dietary avoidance in chronic asthma. Clin. Allergy 1982;12:302-312.

Γκέλης Ν.Δ. - Λεξικό Αλλεργίας - Εκδόσεις ΒΕΛΛΕΡOΦΟΝΤΗΣ - Κόρινθος 2013

Gelis Ν.D. - Dictionary of Allergies - VELLEROFONTIS Publications - Corinth 2013