Is Melbourne the Allergy Capital of the World?
The answer, unfortunately, is 'yes'. In this interview on ABC Radio Melbourne on Tuesday 10 July, Dr John Ainsworth says that five percent of young people (children under five years of age) have a proper allergy that needs to treated seriously.
He suspects that Melbourne’s reputation as allergy capital is due to our temperate climate. Presenter Matt Preston asked if allergies could be hereditary and what can we do to build our immunity to them.
Media Director, Epworth HealthCare
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