Is the increasing number of allergy sufferers a cause for concern?
Today, it's not unusual to see a child who suffers allergy, and I'm very concerned about the increasing number of allergy sufferes. I'd like to point out the reasons why I feel this way.
First of all, the big number of allergy sufferers shows that our environment has become unsuitable for us to survive. Allergic reactions are counteraction to protect ourselves. When there is something harmful around us, our body starts to scream and this is what we call an allergic reaction. Ironically, what generates something harmful is ourselves. Not only developed nations but also developing nations have thrived to survive, exploiting natural resources and polluting the atmosphere. Mass production causes serious chronic allergy all over the world, and now we have to pay the price.
Second, because of our contaminated environment, a lot of people cannot seem to spend a normal life any more. What I mean "a normal life" is a life in which we don't have to take a precaution or a certain amount of medicine on a daily basis. My sister has suffered serious allegy since she was a toddler. She has some food allergies and it makes a trouble when she eats out. She has to take a medicine every day, and it will be a large sum. She also needs to be careful when she puts on a make-up because some chemical products gives her uncomfortable feelings and itchy rash.
Allergy may not be a fatal reaction, but as the number of its sufferers is increasing, I cannot help but worry about what is going to happen to human beings in the near future. What kind of new reactions will come to us? I believe it's high time for us to listen to our bodies.