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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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Comments

Leah

I am a tween...I have several severe allergies. I was doing research for my public speaking (food allergies) and I found this. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!

Kristie

My son is doing the egg desensitization in Dallas. He is eating a half of egg these days. He will eat a whole egg shortly. It is incredible. We hope to start the peanut desensitization this summer.There is hope for these children.

jennifer

hi, i saw a story tonight on abc news about these clinical trials. my 4 year old son was diagnosed with PA/TNA in May 2007. i have been crying with joy because i feel like he may have a chance to overcome his allergy. thank you for the info in your blog. i am going to do everything in my power to get my son into these trials. best wishes to you and your family.

Bo's Parents

Diane, for information about current food allergy research or to sign up for e-mail alerts about new research trials, visit this Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) link.

Diane

Hi - We are also wondering if you have any advice on finding peanut allergy research in our area (SW Michigan). Thanks.

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