Friday, November 09, 2018 06:23 PM

SHOULD WE BE WORRIED ABOUT A PEANUT ALLERGY EPIDEMIC?

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, peanut allergies are on the rise[1], more than tripling between 1997 and 2008.

Thats made the often deadly allergy one of the most common[2] food allergies out there, affecting an estimated 2.5 percent of children in the U.S[3]. At best, these allergies cause annoying symptoms like an itchy throat or runny nose. But at worst, peanut allergies can send a patient into life-threatening anaphylactic shock.

Experts say that peanut allergies are becoming, worrisomely, increasingly common. Matthew Greenhawt[4], chair of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)[5] Food Allergy Committee, says that research[6] shows that peanuts are right behind milk and eggs as the most common food allergy. Greenhawt has been personally treating more children than previously who ...

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