Allergy Territory


Kids and teens who move to the US are 44 per cent less likely to have an allergic condition, like asthma, eczema or pollen and food allergies, as compared to those who are born there, shows a study based on data from the National Survey of Children’s Health. However, the risk of allergies increases as foreign-born children spend more time in the US. Foreign-born children who live in the US for over 10 years are more likely to have allergies than those who lived there for two years or less. It is believed that climate, American diet and obesity might have a role to play in this.


Down To Earth, May 2013