Q. What are the most common food allergies?
Foods that produce most allergic reactions in adults include fish, shrimp, lobster, crab, peanuts, eggs and tree nuts such as walnuts and pecans. Common children’s allergic reactions are caused by eggs, milk, wheat and peanuts.
A true food allergy is an abnormal response by your immune system to certain foods. All reactions to foods are not allergies. When you have a reaction that doesn’t involve the immune system, this reaction is called food intolerance.
The 100th anniversary of World War 1 and Lehigh Valley contributions to the war effort will be commemorated at 1 p.m. July 15, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
The program includes a slide lecture and photographs illustrating how the Lehigh Valley and its residents contributed to the war effort, said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum.
The Allentown Band, the United States’ oldest civilian band, will perform a free open-air concert, 6:30 p.m. July 16, Haines Mill, Cetronia, South Whitehall Township.
The Lehigh County Historical Society will open Haines Mill for tours free of charge 1 - 6 p.m. July 16.
Concert attendees should bring a lawn chair or blanket.
Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-435-1074
“Transformers: The Last Knight.”
Or is it?
“Transformers Universe: Bumblebee” is set for a June 2018 release. A sixth “Transformers” is set for a June 2019 release.
In this, the fifth movie, the Transformers don’t do all that much transforming. When they do transform, from cars and vehicles to Autobots, they mostly do so lurking behind a building support column or accompanied by flare effects.
The fascination with “Transformers” is to see them transform. Isn’t that what made the Hasbro toy so much fun to begin with?
Q. I don’t get it. Is ozone a good thing or a bad thing?
Ozone, a gas, is a form of oxygen. It is created when an electric spark or ultraviolet light passes through air, or when pollutants react chemically with sunlight. Beneficial ozone is in the upper atmosphere, 10 to 30 miles above the surface of the Earth. It protects us from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Too much of these rays may increase the risk of skin cancer, cataracts and problems with our immune systems. Part of the good ozone layer has been destroyed by man-made chemicals.
Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra presents the second of its four “Valley Vivaldi” chamber music concerts, 7:30 p.m. July 9, Christ Lutheran Church Allentown, 1245 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.