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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 9:31 pm 
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Allergy explosion alarms specialists

Transcript from 7:30 Report, Tuesday 15 May 2007

"The recent deaths of two boys in Victoria who suffered from severe peanut allergies have highlighted sky rocketing rates of food allergies in children. It's now estimated that eight per cent of children have food allergies, thousands of them at risk of a life-threatening reaction. Alarmed allergy specialists are trying to figure out why, and they're even considering one controversial theory being explored: whether an overly clean lifestyle is at least partly to blame. Natasha Johnson reports."

See here for the entire report, including video:

http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2007/s1924000.htm

K.

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Karen, proud Mom of
- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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