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Younger Workers More Likely to Have Food Allergies

Younger Workers More Likely to Have Food Allergies

Ready for another generational difference?  Try food allergies. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies among children have increased by about 50% between 1997 and 2011. Experts note that kids are not growing out of their food allergies, so employers need to be prepared as this group is just beginning to enter the workforce.

Currently, there are already approximately 15 million people with food allergies. As employees, many may struggle to manage their symptoms at work. Providing health insurance is an important benefit for allergy suffers as is making reasonable accommodations if necessary for certain employees. Continue reading