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Are nut allergies more common than 20 years ago?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 24 February 2016, Allergies
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If you have been wondering whether peanut allergies are more common these days, you are indeed correct. In every classroom, it seems that there is at least one student with a peanut allergy.

In fact, peanut allergies in children more than tripled between 1997 and 2008 in the U.S., presently affecting more than 400,000 children. From elementary schools to households, many environments are now “nut-free.”…

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