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Blog: The Future of Food Allergy? The Emergence of Targeted Allergy Treatments

Research Analyst Rachel Arthurs explores how public exposure to the complications of food allergy has affected attitudes toward treatment.

In recent years, there has been a noticeable shift in the increased public awareness of allergy-related complications both within the United Kingdom and globally. In 2010, Allergy UK estimated that at least 44% of British adults were currently suffering from at least one allergy, a statistic that only continues to rise steadily each year. In the United States, Statista reported that approximately 20% of American adults in 2017 were suffering from an allergy or food intolerance. The growing interest in allergy shown by the British public was further amplified by the widespread outrage in 2017, following an incident in which a teenage customer of a popular British sandwich chain experienced anaphylaxis as a direct result of inadequate allergen labelling. This is not an isolated incident, but a constant fear and source of anxiety for allergy sufferers all over the world.

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2nd May 2019

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