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Food allergies 6 times higher in South Australia - 2009

Vitamin D and allergy

  • "In drawing an “allergy map” of Australia, allergy expert Dr Ray Mullins started with 36,000 children Australia-wide who had been prescribed “allergy-safe” infant formula (see reference 1 below). He also mapped the locations of 69,000 children prescribed emergency adrenaline to be used in case of a food allergy event (2). He added the locations of 11,000 cases, over five years, of children who were taken to hospital suffering an allergic reaction to food."
  • "When it came to the difference between Cairns and Hobart, Dr Mullins said incidences could be six times higher in the southern city."
    1} Mullins RJ, Clark S, Camargo CA Jr (2009). Regional variation in infant hypoallergenic formula prescriptions in Australia. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Article first published online: 23 Nov 2009. DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-3038.2009.00962.x
    2) Mullins RJ, Clark S, Camargo CA Jr (2009). Regional variation in epinephrine autoinjector prescriptions in Australia: more evidence for the vitamin D-anaphylaxis hypothesis. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol.103(6):488-95.

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