NY Times - "As Peanut Allergies Rise, Trying to Determine a Cause"

 – February 3, 2014  –– 

Peanut allergy has become a nemesis for increasing numbers of children and parents in recent years, forcing them to maintain nut-free households and prompting many schools to ban a childhood staple, peanut butter, from the lunchroom. The prevalence of peanut allergy among children in the United States has risen more than threefold, to 1.4 percent in 2010 from 0.4 percent in 1997, according to a study by food allergists at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Learn more