Allergy Planet

LIVING CHANNEL – Thursday 10 June, 10.30pm

In Britain and America cases of asthma, eczema and hay fever have trebled in the last three decades and food allergies, virtually unheard of in the past, have increased by over 500%. The western world is in the grips of a growing epidemic. Driven by the lives of remarkable and compelling characters this film embarks on a global adventure uncovering the facts behind this terrifying phenomenon. From cutting edge research and the truth behind the ‘hygiene hypothesis’ to the process of evolution, Horizon uncovers the truth about allergies. Are these irritations the price we have to pay for the privileged lifestyle we have chosen?