Food Allergies

Vials of allergenic samples used for allergy scratch tests. (Credit: CBS)

Food Allergies That Develop In Adulthood Can Be Severe

About 50 million Americans suffer from allergies, and 3 percent of those are allergies to food.


Schools can now stock "epipens" for food-allergy emergencies. (CBS)

Chicago Public Schools To Begin Stocking Epipens

The Chicago Public Schools plan to begin keeping medication on hand to treat allergic reactions that could prove deadly to students.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012

Child With Food Allergies

Study: Food Allergies Affect 1 In 13 Children

A new study by researchers in Chicago finds food allergies in children are much more common than previously believed.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2011

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Lawsuit After Girl Dies From Peanuts In Chinese Food

The family of a Chicago Public Schools student, who died last year after suffering an allergic reaction to peanuts at her school, has sued the Chinese restaurant that supplied the food.

CBS Chicago–03/17/2011

Rafael Dimas eats from a plate of healthy snacks. (Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Parents Raise Concerns Over Breakfast In Class

Some parents are working to limit Chicago’s new Breakfast in the Classroom program based on concerns that it will distract from learning and put allergic children at risk.

WBBM Newsradio–01/28/2011