Allergy affects an estimated 21 million people in the UK at some time in their lives. Despite awareness and support rising steadily, the misconceptions surrounding allergies still remain.
Almost half of allergy sufferers feel that their allergy has been dismissed when talking about it or has not been taken seriously. This is most often experienced in the workplace (39%), followed by the home (35%) and at a restaurant (33%).
‘Attention seeker’ (24%) and ‘fussy’ (20%) are just some of the terms people have heard used to describe someone suffering from an allergy. So how can we tackle this lack of understanding and consideration?
Allergy UK are the leading national charity, celebrating 25 years this year, dedicated to supporting allergy sufferers in the UK. Their annual Allergy Awareness Week is taking place from the 25th April – 1st May to draw attention to the plight of the allergy sufferer. The awareness week aims to highlight the issues faced by those with allergies and get people taking about and understanding allergies.
Allergy UK turns 25 this year and to celebrate, they want to give you the chance to win a VAX AP03 Air Purifier Worth £229.99!
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