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  • It is reported that 8% of U.S. children have a food allergy, some of them severe enough to be considered life threatening. Approximately 125 people die in the U.S. every year from food allergies. Peanut allergy is the most common cause of death from food allergies. There are even kids with multiple food allergies. One of the kids I met through the peanut allergy study I am in, is severely allergic to more than 5 different foods!

    Approximately 90% of all food allergy reactions can be attributed to the following foods: eggs, fish, milk, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts and wheat. Since 2006, food makers have been required to clearly state on food labels (after or adjacent to the list of ingredients) whether their products contain these eight most common food allergens. But you can not rely on food labels alone. Did you know that "arachis" is an alternative term for peanut or that many restaurants add peanut butter to their sauces or chili as a thickening agent?

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May 05, 2009

Comments

Laureen Dycus

I just read your post for the first time, my son is in a class where we have to send in peanut free snacks and such each day, which kills my peanut loving child. This is an amazing story and I am going to share it with my neighbor who's son is allergic as well. I had a tear in my eye, as I LOVE peanut butter M&M's and could not imagine not be allowed to eat them. Tell him to enjoy a bag for me!
Laureen

Lilia

It is amazing! Congratulations to Bo's parents.

allergist

I inspired a lot about this amazing guy.Thanks for sharing this good news.

-Kaylee

Leslie Copeland

This brings tears to my eyes.
If only my daughter and I could do this! And stop being afraid of restaurants ... and eat at bakeries ... and relax at potlucks ... and eat ice cream that's not vanilla ... if only!

Debbie

Sooooooooooo happy for Bo! Wonderful news!

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