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What do people who suffer from environmental or food allergies need to know?
There are nuts in most local dishes. Allergies can be very bad during the dry season with the harmattan dust. - Jan 2022
Harmattan, some mold might be an issue as well. Lots of peanuts in the local food. - Sep 2021
There are nuts in local food (groundnuts, peanuts). Dust/Mold allergies can be triggered. We brought an air purifier that makes a huge difference. - May 2018
Dust, mold will bother you, even if you don't have allergies. Food allergies...know that peanuts are popular ingredients in local food but local West African food is not to our palates anyway so not hard to avoid peanuts if you need to. - Sep 2017