Cathy’s “What You Need To Know” about peanut allergies:
Peanut allergies are very common around the world and have increased dramatically over the last few decades. Here in Australia, peanut allergies affect approximately 3% of children and, although this allergy can occur at any stage, it mainly appears in the early years of life. While around 20% of children grow out of their peanut allergy when they reach adulthood, 20% of sufferers may experience worsen reactions with time. A shocking report in 2012 also revealed that nearly 75 people in the United States die from this allergy each year. Deaths from peanut allergies are rare in Australia but do occur.