Postcode map of geographical link to allergies produced

Postcode map of geographical link to allergies producedIn UK, one in three is affected by a severe reaction and by producing a postcode map of allergies for the first time; scientists now have moved more close to figuring out the environmental reasons for the same.

Experts for about 11 years analyzed 672 GP’s almost 6,000 referrals in Cornwall and Devon apart from morbidity statistics, letters from consultants and population data and saw that how over time allergy hotspots get formed.

Ray Jones, from the faculty of health at the University of Plymouth, said, "Allergies are on the increase in the UK, but until now, there has been little research into how they differ according to geographical area. Our research also enables us to cross-reference allergies according to a wide range of demographics as well as looking as the co-occurrence of different sorts of allergies in each individual."

Allergies among people take place depending on their place of stay as in Exmoor and north Dartmoor it was seen that there was a cluster of allergies that were airborne like pollen.

In the South Hams, the most common allergy found was food allergies, particularly nut allergies. At areas like Padstow and south-west of Cornwall seafood allergies were also spotted.