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Got Food Allergies?

If you or someone you love is affected by serious food allergies, you aren’t alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of children with food allergies rose 18% from 1997 through 2008. That’s about six million school-aged kids across the United States.


While most scientists are unclear about the increase in serious food allergies, a common theory is that people have become more sensitive to allergens due to anti-bacterial cleansers. All this hyper-cleanliness has confused immune systems as to what is a harmful and what is a healthy. Do you think this hypothesis has any merit?

Even if you don’t have serious food allergies, watch my video Got Food Allergies? and share your thoughts in the comments…

More on Food Allergies in this article at The Wall Street Journal and this video featuring Liz Rappaport. Photo Credit: Edamame (above) and Shrimp Cocktail (video thumbnail)

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