The Peanut Allergy Epidemic

The Peanut Allergy Epidemic

What's Causing It and How to Stop It

eBook - 2011
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Why is the peanut allergy an epidemic that only seems to be found in Western cultures? Over four million people in the United States alone are affected by peanut allergies, while there are no reported cases in India, a country where peanuts are the primary ingredient in many baby food products. Where did this allergy come from, and does medicine play any kind of role in the phenomenon? After her own child had an anaphylactic reaction to peanut butter, historian Heather Fraser decided to discover the answers to these questions. In The Peanut Allergy Epidemic, Fraser del.
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2011.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (314 pages)


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Apr 22, 2017

This is a well researched book that all parents, all doctors, and all public health policy makers ought to read. Peanut allergies (and other food allergies) were almost unheard of till about the late 1980s, early 1990s. So what happened to set off this spiraling epidemic? What can be done to stop it? Borrow the book to find out.

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