What’s the Risk of Food Allergy Death?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Researchers in London lay out the true statistics for your chance of dying from a food allergy.


    Imperial College London looked at 13 worldwide studies and concluded that for any person with a food allergy, the chance of dying from anaphylaxis is 1.81 in a million per year.  For kids 0-19 the chance is 3.25 in a million.  The chance at being murdered in Europe?  Eleven in a million.  Researchers said fatal events related to food allergies are really rare and they wanted to put some perspective on the numbers for sufferers of food allergies so they can maintain a good quality of life without worry.