- By Don Dwiggins
- Posted Monday, March 4, 2013
Library Receives Donation of Books about Children's Food Allergies
Food Allergies is becoming a fast growing public health concern affecting over 15 million Americans, six million of whom are children. While many books have been written on the subject few are available for children. The Library wishes to thank Angela Fuller, and Food Allergy Families of the Triad, for their generous donation of books written especially for children suffering from food allergies.
Eight types of foods account for 90% of all food-allergy reactions: cow’s milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts (such as walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, and macadamia nuts), fish, shellfish, soybeans, and wheat. Food allergy reactions can range from itching or tingling in the mouth, hives, swelling of the lips face, tongue and throat, abdominal pain, vomiting, fainting and the potentially fatal condition of anaphylaxis.
For more information on food allergies affecting children, or about Food Allergy Families of the Triad please contact Angela Fuller.