It’s rare that someone dies from food allergies, but when it happens, it usually reaches national news. Why? Because food is something we eat every day – several times a day – and people need to to be aware of the dangers of food allergies. Some foods such as peanuts contain very strong allergens that are in the food and released into the air as well. That’s why someone with severe food allergies must be extremely careful where and how they dine out and should make their co-workers and friends aware of their allergy.
Food Allergy Deaths
There are approximately 150 deaths related to food allergies in the United States each year. Food allergies are responsible for more deaths than insect bites as well as reactions to medicines.