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Penicillin and Latex Both Cause More Annual Deaths Than Captive Reptiles

By Erika N. Chen-Walsh

20642_black_latex_dream_team_wallpaper_yvtAccording to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, nearly 400 Americans die each year due to drug allergies from penicillin and 10 deaths each year are due to severe reactions to latex allergy.

Fewer than one death per year is caused by captive reptiles.