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Chances are you or someone you know suffers from allergies. One in five Americans have either allergy
or asthma symptoms. Below is a rundown of important allergy statistics.
The Science of Sneezing
Sneezing is the sudden involuntary expulsion of air from the nose and mouth due to irritation of one's nos-
trils. Sneezing is an important part of the immune process.
Things that can make you sneeze:
Allergens such Bright Sunlight Plucking Your Exercise
as Pollen or Dust Eyebrows
A sneeze travels at “)0 miles per hOUf
and expels l00l( germs into the air.
Sneezes can project up to 5 feet from the source. 9
The longest sneezing spree
a record set by Donna Griffiths
of Worcestershire, England.
A llergers can be ‘C-urid r’: ?‘v'€: ‘iy"-. *y"i€: ’lEI irdoar and outdoors. [. ~e"y‘t‘ii‘g "oiri rjancter to pollen can set
of‘ you’ allergies. .A. ric_f -: _tir_t ‘g. /OJ kriow: gereti-cs play r_i rtuge part rt whether you suf‘er from allergies.
Allergens That are Prevalent During
Different Times of the Year:
Early Spring Late Spring Late Summer
Tree pollen Early Summer Fall
Grass pollen Weed pollen
50 million Americans suffer from allergies (i in 5 Americans)
There is a i in 3 chance that a child will have allergies
if one parent has an allergy
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That increases to a 7 out of i0 chance if
both parents have allergies
90% Of Our lives l/3 of our time spent in
are spent indoors our bedrooms, yet
our bedrooms contain the
36% of homes
39% of homes
100% of homes contain pet dander.
Cost of Allergies
Allergies can be costly. Whether you're missing time from work or school or dishing out money on meal-
cations, the dollars add up.
estimated annual cost of allergies
Q51 .3 Billion - Doctor Visits
30,000 ER visits per year
due to food allergies
$4 Billion -
ﬂ 3500 Food Allergies
ll Million Cost Per Year
I $2.2 Billion - Missed
Work or School Days
Nearly 4 million days of
missed work each year due
$7 Billion - Perscription
55% of people test positive
to one or more allergens
Allergies limit activity for more
than 40% of children
There are three common ways to trea‘ al| ei'gi. r;s: avoidance. medrcalon. or treatment trnigiugtt mots. the
most effective way to stay symptom-frc-C for life is rush l"i“'“l“: LJt‘Oil“»el’OD‘y which irwc~lves eignt shots the first
day ana weekly shots for tt“. i‘(: r:_- montns.
y Can be useful with mild allergies or food
allergies. Not a long term strategy and not a
’ cure, but can reduce the impact.
Over the Counter Medicine
Short term relief. Not intended for extended
periods lasting more than 28 days.
Allergy relief while prescribed. Not a long
Weekly shots for 50 weeks a year. 50 Shots -
8 shots in one day. Weekly shots for 3 months.
20 Shots — symptom free for life.
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