Many US parents don't know that 8% of children have food allergy, 15% have an allergic reaction at school, health official says

Nevin Barich

Nevin Barich

Oct 1, 2012 – Industry Intelligence Inc.

LOS ANGELES , October 1, 2012 () – According to Dr. John Bird, a pediatrician at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, many U.S. parents don't know that 8% of children have a food alergy and 15% have an allergic reaction at school, UPI International reported Sept. 30.

Bird, who specializes in food allergies, said lunchbox staples such as peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches could turn life-threatening for children with food allergies.

An allergic reaction can be triggered by just smelling or touching a food, Bird said.

The primary source of this article is UPI International, Washington, D.C., on Sept. 30, 2012.

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