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SEP 17, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Childhood Food Allergies Cost Nearly $25 Billion Every Year, Study Finds

Food allergies are expensive. That's the takeaway of a new study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, showing that childhood food allergies, which affect 6 to 8 percent of children younger than 5, cost $24.8 billion every year through lost work productivity, medical care and special diets. Averaged out, that comes to about $4,184 in costs for each child with a food allergy. The study, conducted by researchers at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, is based on surveys from 1,643 caregivers of children with food ... Read More

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