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Quick Food Allergy Facts

  • 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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November 11, 2008

Comments

Lynnet

What an Awesome alternative to the candy problem! Sounds like it was a wonderfully fun evening! Love it!

I'm an AR mom as well and my youngest spent a month at ARCH when he was born for his open heart surgery. He has a very mild chocolate allergy. I'm so excited about the treatments and study that Bo is taking part in. There is a boy in our homeschool co-op that has a severe peanut allergy and I sent his mom the link to your blog. Have a super day.

Darren

I happened to stumble upon your website and I am very excited to see the progress Bo and others have had with this treatments. My daughter who is 10 has a severe peanut allergy and after reading some of your life experiences it's like I'm reading a story about our life. I can't tell you how excited I am that there is something out there that is actually working. I know it was probably very scary for your family to go forward with this treatment as I know it would have been for our family. Thanks for being brave Bo.

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