Ciudad Juarez - Post Report Question and Answers

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

No for food allergies, but dust is a real problem here. Dust and dirt. - Feb 2023

There's very little plant life, but a lot of dust. - Mar 2022

See the comment above about air quality. There are many vegans and vegetarians within the community. I don’t have any experience with food allergies, but knowing how to describe what you’re allergic to in Spanish would be smart. If you don’t eat gluten, this is the part of Mexico to be in, since most of the tortillas are corn tortillas. - Jun 2019

Pollution and dry air takes a toll on most people. Food allergies are largely manageable and products either labeled or made locally. - Feb 2019

It's common to have seasonal allergies that last all year. As for food allergies, you'll find it's very similar to being in the US. - Jan 2019

Mexicans don't seem to worry about food allergies. It is a desert, so I imagine it wouldn't be too horrible for plant allergies. - Jun 2016

dust seems to aggravate seasonal allergies. - Apr 2016

No. - Apr 2016

There doesn't seem to be much awareness or regard for food allergies - my daughter's school regularly serves peanut and tree nut-containing foods, for instance (which isn't a problem for her but could be for some). Seasonal allergies don't seem to be any more significant an issue for us here than the were in the U.S. There is a lot of cotton here which caused us some trouble in the late summer/early fall. - Dec 2015

I have never had allergies--- but I did develop some allergies that I never knew I had-- different plant life from the desert. Nothing life threatening, just annoying (skin rash, itching). - Jun 2015

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