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ERIC Number: EJ924440
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan-15
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
Eat This, Not That--Or Else
Felix, Lisa
Library Journal, v135 n1 p56-58 Jan 2010
Today, over 60 million Americans struggle with asthma and allergies, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Only six percent of those allergy sufferers have food allergies--potentially serious or life-threatening responses of the human immune system to specific foods or food additives--yet children are being increasingly diagnosed with them. A 2007 survey conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that between 1997 and 2007, food allergy diagnoses increased 18 percent in children under 18 years of age. The same survey also found that children with food allergies were two to four times more likely than children without food allergies to have other allergies and related conditions like asthma. Yet increased prevalence has not garnered food allergies the same amount of media coverage as other childhood illnesses. In this article, the author provides basic facts about food allergies and presents an overview of resources that deal with these conditions in children. (Contains 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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