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Eden Prairie, MN: Skyrocketing allergies in children

Aug 22, 2017, Fox 9 Eden Prairie: Food allergy reactions skyrocket over last decade http://www.fox9.com/news/275473750-story A recent study shows the number of insurance claims from people diagnosed with severe allergic reactions to food has jumped almost 400 percent in the last decade. … A recent study by the non-profit Fair Health found the number of insurance claims from people who had a severe allergic reaction to food skyrocketed nearly 400 percent from 2007 to 2016. Nearly two-thirds of allergic reactions involved people under 18-years-old. Among the top listed foods were peanuts, tree nuts and seeds. "It's becoming a huge issue. I've had some school districts contact me this year saying we have so many kids with food allergies now," said Dr. Douglas McMahon, University of Minnesota Dir. of Outpatient Allergy. ...