Is Melbourne the Allergy Capital of the World?

July 20, 2018| Epworth News /

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 be 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.

Listen to the interview and talk-back questions answered by Dr John Ainsworth, newly-appointed Fellow at the Centre for Paediatric Allergies at Epworth, an exciting new research collaboration financially supported by the Australian Food Allergy Foundation and Epworth Medical Foundation.

ABC Radio Melbourne presenter with Dr John Ainsworth

ABC Radio Melbourne presenter with Dr John Ainsworth



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