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  • It is reported that 8% of U.S. children have a food allergy, some of them severe enough to be considered life threatening. Approximately 125 people die in the U.S. every year from food allergies. Peanut allergy is the most common cause of death from food allergies. There are even kids with multiple food allergies. One of the kids I met through the peanut allergy study I am in, is severely allergic to more than 5 different foods!

    Approximately 90% of all food allergy reactions can be attributed to the following foods: eggs, fish, milk, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts and wheat. Since 2006, food makers have been required to clearly state on food labels (after or adjacent to the list of ingredients) whether their products contain these eight most common food allergens. But you can not rely on food labels alone. Did you know that "arachis" is an alternative term for peanut or that many restaurants add peanut butter to their sauces or chili as a thickening agent?

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July 02, 2008

Comments

Colleen

Good luck with your treatment Bo. As a parent of a toddler who was recently diagnosed with a peanut allergy, i realize the seriousness of what you are going through and i wish you the best and want to thank you because you are helping millions of people with allergies and giving them hope that one day they may live with out the stress that one small amount of food can cause.
Best wishes

Kelly

Good Luck to your family. We have a son who was able to eat peanuts until the allergist said he had a peanut allergy and to avoid them completely, so we did. A year later he was retested and it came back negative, but then failed the food challenge two weeks later. I believe if we would have never taken them out of his diet, he would have been fine. I believe in the study and wish you all the best. Can't wait to hear the results.
Thanks!

Melissa Dalton

I am a parent of a 6 year old who is also allergic to peanuts but also to about 11 other foods. I want to think you and your family, Bo, for putting in countless hours (23,400 miles in your first year) and time and setting aside your fears to selflessly serve the millions of other peanut allergic children (and adults) in our nation. I am amazed at your courage and tenacity. You are one rung in the ladder on our climb to finding a cure. Thank you.

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