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Allergic to the World: Trapped by a mysterious medical condition: ‘I’m Pat; I’m allergic to everything.’ (American Outsiders s1e2: Body Shock
There is an epidemic sweeping the Western world. It’s an illness that takes many forms. It can make you sneeze and itch. Or it could stop you breathing altogether. Fifty years ago it barely existed. Yet in parts of the Western world it affects one third of all adults. And forty per cent of all children. This film will take you on a journey to uncover the secrets behind one of the biggest mysteries of modern medicine ... Horizon attempts to find out why we are becoming allergic to our planet. Horizon: Allergy Planet, BBC 2008
The list of recorded allergies seems endless. But how did allergies become such an important part of our everyday lives? ibid.
Why some people’s bodies should react in this way, and why allergies are increasing, has intrigued scientists for decades. ibid.
But on Tristan da Cunha they are not alone. Asthma affects every single family on the island. ibid.
Living in a polluted environment can make the difference between developing an allergic disease or not. But the risk from the air we breathe may be just one of the ways our changing lifestyle is making us increasingly vulnerable to allergies. ibid.
The discovery that we are becoming increasingly exposed to allergens through damaged skin and polluted air has significantly contributed to Science’s understanding of the global allergy epidemic. ibid.
In the process of modernising our world we may have created a different plague altogether. ibid.
We are in the middle of an allergy epidemic. One in three of us suffer from allergies like eczema, asthma or hay-fever. Horizon: Allergies – Modern Life and Me, BBC 2014
Changes to the bacteria in the environment ... The ‘old friends’ mechanism may explain not only the increase in allergies but other chronic inflammatory disorders as well. ibid.
Diverse microbes in the gut is key. ibid.
Old infections made us less allergic. Ibid
No one factor is able to answer what's behind the allergy epidemic. ibid.
My daughter couldn’t care less about me being famous. She finds it revolting and, like a lot of teenagers, is virtually allergic to me. That started at 12 and hasn't gone anywhere yet. Dawn French
You’re crying. Allergies? Did Daryl touch you? The Office US s5e6: Employee Transfer, Michael to Holly, NBC 2008
Michael, the last time I was exposed to a peanut I was itchy for three days, OK? I had to take baths constantly. I missed the O J verdict. I had to read about it in the paper like an idiot. The Office US s7e20: Training Day, Deangel
Food allergies: how many more families might suffer? Is your take-away restaurant safe? What’s it like living with an allergy? And is one popular high-street chain [Pret a Manger] doing enough? Tonight: Food Allergies: What’s Really in Your Food? ITV 2018
Every day around 15 people are hospitalised because of their food allergies. ibid.
Manchester Crown Court, October this year: two men are on trial for manslaughter … this Lancashire takeaway: they had managed a chaotic kitchen with little regard for public safety … The 15 year old had a peanut allergy … medics couldn’t save her. ibid.