Pesticides In Tap Water May be Responsible for Food Allergy Increase

Wednesday, Jul. 17th 2013 12:00 PM

15 million people in the U.S. have food allergies, and  pesticides and tap water may be responsible.  According to the researchers, high levels of dichlorophenols, a chemical used to chlorinate water and also used in pesticides, is linked to food allergies when it is found in a person’s body.  The finding was published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), and came from a team of experts led by Elina Jerschow, M.D., M.Sc., ACAAI fellow and allergist.

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