FACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT ALLERGIES

66% of the population that has a peanut allergy are male.

55% of those tested in the US, test positive for one or more allergens.

If a child has one parent with allergies, his risk factor for developing them himself increases by 48%.

Severe allergic reactions to insect bites and stings cause an estimated 40 deaths a year.

An estimated 18 billion dollars a year is paid out through the insurance system for allergy treatment in the US.

Doctor’s visits for hay fever symptoms number approximately 18 million in America.

8 % of the American child population under 6 years of age suffer from food intolerances.

According to the Center for Disease Control, 6.8 % children in the US under 6 have been diagnosed with hay fever.

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