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Monday, 1 August 2011

Allergy

The term dates from the early 20th century and arose from the German 'Allergie,' in turn from Greek 'ailos' (different) and 'ergon' (action). it was not until about the 1950s that the words became generally familiar in English.

Bill Clinton is allergic to many things including dairy products, dust, pollen and Christmas
trees.

Worldwide, the most common environmental allergy is dust.

Americans spend an estimated $500 million each year on allergy treatments.

People with allergies can lower their allergic reactions by laughing.

Just eight foods account for 90% of all food allergies—tree nuts, eggs, soy, peanuts, fish, shellfish, milk, and wheat.

More people are allergic to cow's milk than any other food.

Some cats are allergic to humans.

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