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Rising children's allergies: By the numbers

POSTED: 09:21 AM PDT May 02, 2013    UPDATED: 09:26 AM PDT May 02, 2013 

Take a look at the numbers behind the rise in food and skin allergies among U.S. children.

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90 percent -- Eight types of foods account for 90 percent of all food allergies. They are cow’s milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts (such as walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, and macadamia nuts), fish, shellfish, soybeans and wheat.

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