Fall River, MA: Readers told "one in 13 children" in the U.S.have allergies; parents are anxious

Sept 28, 2017, Fall River (MA) Herald News: Keeping food allergies in check at school One in 13 children in the United States — nearly 6 million in total — have food allergies, with 30 percent of those children being allergic to more than one food. Allergic reactions can range from itching and nausea to anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition. Understandably, the school year provokes anxiety in parents of children with these allergies, as children enter an environment flooded with different foods that increases potential exposure to allergens over which parents have limited control.