Thursday, December 3, 2009

Food Allergy Initiative

Each year food allergies kill over 150 Americans and send 125,000 more to the emergency room. Even more troubling is the fact that the number of Americans suffering with food allergies is dramatically increasing. With no known cures, medical professionals are still unable to explain why the number is rising.

The only known way to treat this life-threatening condition currently is avoidance of the food to which you or your loved one are allergic to. Sending our children to school can be a very frightening experience considering that even a tiny amount of allergen from another child's snack can trigger a severe allergic reaction.

Fortunately, researchers believe that a cure is on the horizon, but further research is necessary for this to happen. The Government has allocated only $17 million to the research and study of treatments for food allergies, compared to $107 million allocated toward attention deficit disorder research. We obviously need to educate Americans about the severity of food allergies and the importance of finding a cure for this life-threatening condition!

Learn what you can do to help raise awareness by visiting the Food Allergy Initiative at today. It could mean saving a child's life.


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