Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Has the Federal Government Violated the Americans with Disabilities Act?

Since the Federal Government did not establish alternative safe sources of food, medications, and water BEFORE they removed them from the corn allergy population; it is my belief that the Federal Government has violated the Americans with Disabilities Act as it relates to persons with allergies.

Americans with Disabilities Act

"1. Is a food allergy considered a disability under the ADA?

A: It depends. A disability as defined by the ADA is a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, such as eating. Major life activities also include major bodily functions, such as the functions of the gastrointestinal system. Some individuals with food allergies have a disability as defined by the ADA - particularly those with more significant or severe responses to certain foods. This would include individuals with celiac disease and others who have autoimmune responses to certain foods, the symptoms of which may include difficulty swallowing and breathing, asthma, or anaphylactic shock."

"Are Asthma and Allergies Disabilities?" -  Article by Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)

Diane H., Corn Allergy Advocate
Corn Allergy Advocacy/Resources

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