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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 1:29 am 

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NEW YORK — Doctor visits, hospital care, and lost work days due to food allergies come with an annual $500 million price tag, according to a new U.S. study.

Maria Acebal, the vice president of research at the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, an advocacy organization that partially funded the study, said these numbers are just the base of what it costs to deal with food allergies.

The study did not include the cost of maintaining special diets, or arranging for particular travel or school accommodations, for instance.

"This is the first attempt to try and quantify the economic cost of food allergies," Acebal told Reuters Health.

Holdford said he'd also like to put a figure on the additional cost of managing food allergies.

"If you don't understand how big the problem is, it's hard to have discussions on ways to go about addressing it."

Myself - Seasonal, cats
dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy

PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 6:33 pm 
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Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6616
Location: Ottawa
All the more reason to get good laws passed to keep our kids (and ourselves) safe! :goodidea

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

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