A Life With Food Allergies And Intolerances | Connecticut Public Radio

A Life With Food Allergies And Intolerances

Jan 15, 2018

For someone with food allergies, a taste of peanut butter or a bite of shellfish could be life-threatening.

In recent years, the problem has become more visible among children and young adults in the U.S.

The CDC has called it a “growing public health concern.”

We explore the science behind what causes allergic reactions and hear how the medical community is responding.

Plus, we hear from a West Hartford mother about challenges her child has experienced in school because of his food intolerances.

And we find out how college cafeterias accommodate students with special diets.

Do you or a family member have allergies or intolerances to certain foods?


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Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on December 5, 2017.