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Posted on May 8, 2015 at 9:40 AM by Andrew Hull
About 15 million people, including 1 in 13 children, are affected by food allergies. The Burlington County Health Department reminds you that food allergies are a serious medical condition and that you should consult your physician if you are experiencing symptoms.
In 1998, Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) created Food Allergy Awareness Week, which will fall on May 10th to the 16th this year. The week will feature:
It’s also important to remember that eight foods account for roughly 90% of allergic reactions: peanuts, milk, eggs, shellfish, wheat, tree nuts and soy. Folks who don’t suffer from food allergies should be careful not to accidentally expose people to them if it is uncertain as to whether they allergic.
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