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Allergy Facts And Figures

According to the CDC, one in five Americans suffers from allergies and/or asthma. This adds up to billions of dollars in medications, physician services and missed days from school and work.

  • The annual cost of allergies is estimated to be nearly $7 billion.
  • Allergy is the 5th leading chronic disease in the U.S., and the 3rd most common among children under 18 years old.
  • Approximately 40 million Americans have indoor/outdoor allergies like pollen and dust mites as their primary allergy.
  • Approximately 10 million people are allergic to cat dander, the most common pet allergy.
  • Genetics can affect your chances of having allergies.
    • If one parent has allergies, you have a 1 in 3 chance of having an allergy.
    • If both parents have allergies, you have a 7 in 10 chance of being allergic.