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Why Are Peanut Allergies Becoming So Common?

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Published on Oct 3, 2014

Peanut allergies are becoming more and more common, and researchers are trying to find the cause. Trace is here to discuss this unique allergy, and how we might have finally found a cure.

Read More:
As Peanut Allergies Rise, Trying to Determine a Cause
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02...
“Peanut allergy has become a nemesis for increasing numbers of children and parents in recent years, forcing them to maintain nut-free households and prompting many schools to ban a childhood staple, peanut butter, from the lunchroom.”

Prospective Study of Peripregnancy Consumption of Peanuts or Tree Nuts by Mothers and the Risk of Peanut or Tree Nut Allergy in Their Offspring
https://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/arti...
“The etiology of the increasing childhood prevalence of peanut or tree nut (P/TN) allergy is unknown.”

What are allergies? What is an allergy?
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/artic...
“Allergies are hypersensitive immune responses to substances that either enter or come in contact with the body, such as pet dander, pollen or bee venom.”

Peanut Allergy
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-co...
“The following may help determine if you have a peanut allergy or if your symptoms are likely due to something else, such as food intolerance, a bout of food poisoning or some other condition.”

Princeton researcher digs into the contested peanut-allergy epidemic
http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/ar...
“The path of the peanut from a snack staple to the object of bans at schools, day care centers and beyond offers important insights into how and why a rare, life-threatening food allergy can prompt far-reaching societal change, according to a Princeton University researcher.”

Ragweed Allergy
http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=9&...
“Come late summer, some 10 to 20 percent of Americans begin to suffer from ragweed allergy, or hay fever.”

Major Allergens
http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/...

Banning of peanuts in schools
http://www.aaaai.org/ask-the-expert/b...

Schools’ peanut bans spark backlash
http://www.today.com/id/26124593/ns/t...
“When Terri Mauro posed the question, ‘What’s so bad about peanut-butter bans?’ on her Web site, she never expected the volume of cold and angry comments she received.”

Nothing’s Safe: Some Schools Ban Peanut Butter as Allergy Threat
http://www.nytimes.com/1998/09/23/nyr...

Reduction of IgE Immunoreactivity of Whole Peanut After Pulsed Light Illumination
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1...
“Pulsed light (PL), a novel food processing and preservation technology, has been shown in literature to reduce allergen levels on peanut, soybean, almond and shrimp protein extracts.”

UV Light Removes 80% Of Allergens From Peanuts
http://www.futurity.org/allergies-pea...
“Scientists are using pulsed light to remove allergens from peanuts in the hope that most people will be able to eat them safely.”

Watch More:
Top 5 Strangest Allergies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1O24...

Why Do We Get Allergies?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRMHS...

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