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Rising children's allergies: By the numbers

Published On: May 02 2013 11:21:32 AM CDT   Updated On: May 02 2013 11:26:41 AM CDT

Take a look at the numbers behind the rise in food and skin allergies among U.S. children.

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90 percent -- Eight types of foods account for 90 percent of all food allergies. They are cow’s milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts (such as walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, and macadamia nuts), fish, shellfish, soybeans and wheat.

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