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Kids with food allergies often put at risk by their parents

NEW YORK: Parents of kids with food allergies often engage in behaviors that could trigger an allergic reaction in their child, a survey found. Almost half of parents of kids with food allergies reported at least one risky behavior, such as not carrying epinephrine autoinjectors or not reading food labels. These behaviors are likely due to knowledge gaps and misconceptions, as well as possible financial barriers, according to Dr. Julie Wang of the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City…