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With 150 million Europeans currently affected by allergy and estimations alerting that by 2025 half of the European population will suffer from them, we have helped the Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma bring the reality of allergic patients to the European Parliament.

Together with the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI), we have organised a three-day exhibition “Test your allergies 2016, Test, Inform, Prevent” hosted by MEP Mr Borrelli (EFDD, Italy) with the support of MEP Mrs Pietikainen (EPP, Finland) and MEP Mrs Childers (S&D, Ireland).

The exhibition, presented 13 pictures of allergy patients and healthcare professionals to show and underline the burden allergies pose to patients in daily life. Allergy is far more than huffing and sneezing for a couple of weeks’ time during the pollen season. It is a serious chronic disease that affects early in life and therefore imposes a high burden on healthcare systems, the society, and especially patients and their families.

The pictures have been posted in our Facebook Page.