Today Tonight (Australia)

Posted on: Mon, 01/05/2004 - 5:08pm
lisa from Australia's picture
Joined: 04/02/2002 - 09:00

Tonight they did a story on food allergies with a big emphasis on Peanuts, Nuts, Eggs and fish. Transcript of the item can be found at

Posted on: Mon, 01/05/2004 - 6:28pm
toomanynuts's picture
Joined: 08/23/2003 - 09:00

Thank You for posting that - It saddens me to hear the increase in these allergies but I am glad that awareness is being raised. Is that number quite high for Australia in comparison to the US or Canada?

Posted on: Wed, 01/07/2004 - 2:09pm
lisa from Australia's picture
Joined: 04/02/2002 - 09:00

I'm not sure about the number being high compared to USA/Canada but given our total population is about the size of LA, the per capita may be considered very high.

Posted on: Mon, 01/19/2004 - 9:43pm
helenmc's picture
Joined: 05/01/2002 - 09:00

"half a million Australians with food allergies" is 2.5% (there are 20 million of us Aussies), so that seems to sound similar to the 2% I've read that have serious food allergies in North America,
Geoff (Helen's hubby)

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