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Know Your Food Allergies

KNOW YOUR FOOD ALLERGIES A GROWING HEALTH CONCERN THROUGHOUT THE WORLD Eight foods account for 90 percent of all reactions: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. Even trace amounts of a food allergen can cause a reaction. 17M More than 17 million Europeans have a food allergy 15M 6.5M Researchers More than 6.5 million adults are allergic to finned fish and shellfish estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies WHY? 1:10 The number of people who have a food allergy is growing, but there is no clear answer as to why One in ten babies in Austrailia will develop a severe allergy before their first birthday $25B 1:13 150% The economic cost of children's food allergies is nearly $25 billion per year. This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in every 13 children (under 18 years of age) in the U.S. According to a study released in 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies among children increased approximately 50% between 1997 and 2011. food allergy 3MIN RISK can 20-25% Teenagers and young adults with food allergies are at the highest risk of fatal food-induced anaphylaxis. Every 3 minutes, a food allergy reaction begin at any sends someone to the Approximately 20-25% of epinephrine administrations in schools involve individuals whose emergency department – that is more than 200,000 emergency department visits per year. allergy was unknown at the time of age. the reaction HXP] GSW HEALTHEXPERIENCEPROJECT.COM O INVENTIV HEALTH TWITTER.COM/HEALTHXPROJECT FACEBOOK.COM/HXPROJECT SOURCE:

Know Your Food Allergies

shared by martinmk092679 on May 13
This infographic is to support the spread of awareness of food allergies. May 11-17 is National Food Allergy Awareness Week and teal has been publicized as their color callout. #TealTakeover




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