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Morbid wondering: food allergy death stats 

An article on a recent incident where a college student died from peanut allergy got me thinking: most news stories about people dying from are about kids or teens. You rarely hear about a 40-year old or even 30-year-old dying from a . It happens (which is why I still carry an EpiPen everywhere), just not as often.

I couldn't find any solid numbers, but wrote up some speculation in my blog: hyperborea.org/journal/2018/07

Morbid wondering: food allergy death stats 

It occurs to me that the impending start of is probably another factor in why I started thinking about this, as it's coming up on 5 years since my "adventure" leaving Comic Con in an ambulance due to a peanut-laced mocha from a nearby cafe. I could've been one of those rare cases in my late 30s.

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Morbid wondering: food allergy death stats 

@KelsonV I would not call this morbid as much as motivated by a keen personal interest.

Morbid wondering: food allergy death stats 

@OldBrushNewPaper True! Though I suppose it can be both.

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