We have blogged before about allergies and whether under the ADA an employer has an obligation to make reasonable accommodations for an allergic employee.

For instance, we reported on a court decision about a lab employee who could not work with irritating chemicals but who rejected a full face respirator offered by the employer because

Today’s New York Times ran a fascinating article about scientific researchers who become allergic to the subjects of their research;  in one case an evolutionary biologist who studied the periodical cicada who developed an allergy to the fungus which resides on the cicada.

“Whenever Dr. Martin touched it, his eyes itched and watered — symptoms