Childhood food allergies cost the US about $25 billion a year

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Childhood food allergies cost the US about $25 billion a year
Sun, 09-22-2013 - 1:46pm

Does your child have food allergies? This might interest you! According to Health Day News, "Childhood food allergies cost the United States about $25 billion a year in medical fees, lost work productivity and family expenses, according to a new study.

Food allergies affect about 8 percent of children in the United States. Along with significant costs to the health-care system, food allergies also cause financial burdens for families from needed expenses such as special diets and allergen-free foods, the researchers noted." read more

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