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Allergies happen when your immune system makes a mistake. This video explains why the immune system gets it wrong.

Some people believe schools, summer camps, and other places where children gather should be peanut and tree nut free zones to protect children with allergies. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a common lunch for children. Instead of using peanut butter on the sandwiches, peanut and tree nut free zones use sunflower seed butter.

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Do you have any allergies? If so, how do you manage them?


Have you read any books about other kinds of health needs? If so, how were they similar to or different from having allergies?


What small changes could the world make so that things are safer for people with serious allergies?

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