Research suggests that a majority of the general public has misconceptions about food allergies.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – A recent survey found that a number of adults in the United States have misconceptions about food related allergies. As reported by HealthDay News, over half of those surveyed mistakenly view food allegories as curable.
Study author Dr. Ruchi S. Gupta, of Children’s Memorial Research Center in Chicago is quoted as stating in the findings, “The public’s food allergy knowledge and awareness is critical to the safety of children with food allergy, especially since 76 percent of food allergy-related deaths follow consumption of foods outside of the home. Food allergy is a growing concern, affecting an estimated 6 percent to 8 percent of children in the United States.”
More information on the report may be found in the July issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
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