Chennai - Post Report Question and Answers

What do people who suffer from environmental or food allergies need to know?

That this may not be the place for you as there are way too many health factors you will not be able to control here. - Apr 2023

Carry all the digestive aids you need. - Aug 2021

If you are a vegetarian you will be very happy here. I have gotten sick a few times from food but not nearly as often as I thought I would have. - Apr 2021

Be very careful with your food and come inside when the air pollution gets bad. - Aug 2018

Food allergies are not commonly known there. This would be a hard place to be unless the allergy is minor. - May 2018

The local populace is not aware of food allergies. - May 2016

Despite the steadily warm weather, there is a pollen season that can affect those with allergies. But the air pollution is a much bigger concern. It's easy to be vegetarian. Eggs are considered meat and aren't used widely in baking. Nuts are often blended into sauces. Anyone with a shellfish allergy will be fine if s/he eats vegetarian -- no surprises there. Food tends to be very oil-heavy. Fresh fruits and vegetables must be disinfected, and they are rarely served at restaurants. Most food is cooked. - May 2016

Avoid dusty places. - May 2015

Some people suffered from mold allergy. It is very humid in Chennai, so the entire city is filled with mold. - Mar 2015

A lot of people developed allergies here. - Oct 2014

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