USA: Urgent need for public education to avoid fatalities from food allergies; new research shows lack of knowledge factor in many allergy-related fatalities
The largest ever study of fatalities due to food allergies shows that stricter labeling requirements for food products and better education may save lives. Since only five of the 32 fatalities investigated occurred in the home, educational efforts need to reach beyond the individual with the allergy and his or her family to primary care physicians, emergency medical staff, manufacturers and the general public.
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