Food Allergies and Low Income Children

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CHICAGO - According to a new study at Northwestern University, kids from low-income families may not have access to quality care for food allergies. 

The study found low income parents were less likely to afford visits to an allergist, epinephrine injectors and non-allergenic foods, than more affluent families.  This results in these kids having more life-threatening reactions and their families spent two and half times more on ER and hospital visits.

Low income families may be unaware of programs that help them receive epinephrine at cheaper prices.

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