A survey report in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology says that peanut allergies have tripled in the last decade. Why? The authors don’t really know although they speculate that children aren’t exposed to as much dirt as they used to be.
Are we really that much cleaner than we were 10 years ago? I doubt it. But I would very much like to know why this is happening.
Next public appearance
New Directions in the Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition: A Festschrift in Honor of Per Pinstrup-Andersen. Cornell University, Statler Hotel Amphitheater. The conference begins at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and ends with a reception the following day with remarks by professor Pinstrup-Andersen at 2:25 p.m. For the schedule and details, click here.
My joint contribution with Malden Nesheim is from 1:40-2:00 p.m. on “the internationalization of the obesity epidemic: the case of sugar-sweetened sodas.”