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December 2, 2005

Child Food Allergies - a Growing Threat?

In his article, Doctors Debate the Risks of Common Food Allergies, ABC news report Marc Lallanilla talks about the increasing number of children who have developed allergies to peanuts and other common foods, and the difficulty in finding the cause.

We've heard the reports of peanut allergies in children increasing twofold in less than 10 years. Now about four percent of the U.S. population, estimated at more than 11 million people, have food allergies. Maybe increasing awareness is causing a spike in reports of allergies?

Awareness may have a lot to do with it. Both parents and doctors are increasingly aware of child food allergies. Is this what is driving the statistical increase in child food allergies? As in any other topic, there are differing points of view.

Posted by David at December 2, 2005 8:42 AM