Video: Why are people allergic to peanuts?

Why are people allergic to peanuts? (video)
Credit: The American Chemical Society

For 1 to 2 percent of the global population, eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich could be potentially fatal. What makes peanut allergies so lethal, and why is the number of peanut-allergy sufferers on the rise?

This week on Reactions, Andrew Maynard from Risk Bites explains what causes and why we need to rethink how we prevent them.

Check it out here:

Explore further

Doctors recommend early exposure to prevent peanut allergies

Citation: Video: Why are people allergic to peanuts? (2016, March 22) retrieved 5 October 2022 from
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.

Feedback to editors