As a lifelong nut and peanut allergy sufferer, my life is spent endlessly reading the back covers of food product packaging, gently asking people not to eat a Snickers around me and causing a bit of a fuss in a restaurant.
But more often than not, I have to explain to people who have never come across allergies before that they pose a very real health risk to me and yes, if I eat a trace of a peanut I will be in anaphylaxis in 20 minutes.
Thankfully, allergy awareness is on the rise, mainly because the media is starting to pick up on the severity of it all. But I couldn’t be happier to see that Emmerdale is paving the way for UK soaps to properly explore allergies.
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