In 1970, only 10 percent of Americans suffered from a rhinitis allergy, the miserable runny-nose, watery-eye reaction associated with hay fever and other seasonal woes. By 2010, the percentage had grown to 30 percent.
The number of U.S. children with food allergies increased by 50 percent between 1997 and 2011, while the number of kids with peanut allergies tripled from 1997 to 2008.
Around the globe, an estimated 300 million people have asthma, and an estimated 1 billion people now experience an allergy, intolerance, or sensitivity. That's roughly on in every seven of us.
We are in the throes of a global allergy epidemic.
Join Partners in Health and Biz talk show host Gail Dixon and special guest, Ear, Nose and Throat specialist, Dr. Marilyn Blackston and learn how to live with allergies and why so many of us suffer with them.
Call into the studio with your questions and/or comments: 347-945-7433.