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Inspired by: FP7 » Increase of Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases

version: 3 / updated: 2009-11-30
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Originally submitted by: Cornelia Daheim
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Source of inspiration

European Commission Framework Programme for RTD (FP7)

Theme/activity of inspiration

Theme 1 - Health

Sub-theme/area of inspiration

Transnational research on other major diseases: cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes/obesity, rare diseases, etc.

Signal's headline

(max. 9 words)
Increase of Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases

Signal's description

(approx. 150 words)
Please describe the Weak Signal (approx. 150 words)
The number of people - especially children - that have to deal with different kinds of allergies and autoimmune diseases increases. Besides an increasing refusal of chemical products, there is also a greater demand for improved medicine and low prices of high-quality pharmaceuticals.


allergies, diseases, pharmaceuticals, chemical products, autoimmune diseases

Signal's first apperance

before 2000

Signal's potential evolution

It could lead to...
issue type of issue/development potential impact on society timeframe for the issue to become at least 50% probable
#1 A large share of the population is unable to leave their home because of multiple allergies. continuation

Under what assumption the Weak Signal might evolve.

lack of successful treatments for allergies


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