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Why the world is becoming more allergic

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-46302780

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Why the world is becoming more allergic
Around the world, children are far more likely than ever before to develop food allergies. Recent inquiries into the deaths of two British teenagers after eating sesame and peanut highlighted the sometimes tragic consequences. In August, a six-year-old girl in Western Australia died as the result of a dairy allergy.

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