Today, a food allergic reaction sends someone to the emergency room once every three minutes in the United States. According to the CDC, there was a 265% increase in the rate of hospitalizations related to food allergic reactions between 1997 and 2007. 1 in 13 children in the U.S. now has a food allergy, and as many as 50 million Americans are allergic to something.
More people have food allergies than ever before, airlines are considering carrying EpiPens, a life-saving device and injection of epinephrine on flights, so knowing what to do in case of a severe allergic reaction could help save a loved one’s life.
Sometimes, food allergies are diagnosed early, and sometimes the diagnosis comes when a life-threatening allergic reaction occurs.
This short video shows what to do in an emergency. Please share this with family, friends, your school, church and community. It just might save a life.