Category: food allergies

More Than a Quarter of U.S. Adults and Children Have at Least One Allergy

  Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. adults and more than 1 in 4 U.S. children reported having a seasonal allergy, eczema, or food allergy in 2021, according to new data from CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. Almost 6% of U.S. adults and children have a food allergy, with Black, Non-Hispanic adults, and children being Read More >

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Stat of the Day – May 9, 2017

#STATOFTHEDAY 5.7% of #Children in the U.S. have #FoodAllergies (2015 data) #FoodAllergyActionMonth — NCHS (@NCHStats) May 9, 2017 Read More >

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Food Allergy Action Month

May is Food Allergy Action Month.  Food allergy is a potentially serious immune response to eating specific foods or food additives. Eight types of food account for over 90% of allergic reactions in affected individuals: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy, and wheat.  Reactions to these foods by an allergic person can range Read More >

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