Number of Americans with allergies to peanuts on the rise
Peanut warnings. Even if they don't affect you, you've probably noticed them. They're on jars of peanut butter, bags of peanuts, and many other foods that might have come in contact with peanuts during processing.
The warnings are meant for people who have peanut allergies, which can produce dangerously severe reactions. In fact, of the 150 deaths from food allergies each year in the U.S., the majority are caused by peanuts. But it can be difficult for people with peanut allergies -- espeically children -- to avoiding peanuts, or foods processed near them.5:50 p.m.
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