NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 02, 2013
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(Washington: Anne Thompson) The dramatic rise in food and skin allergies in children reviewed; CDC statistics cited; details given about the role of anti-bacterial cleaners and about how older kids develop respiratory allergies, including hay fever; photo shown of Riley Mers with her allergy alert dog C.C., who is trained to sniff out peanuts & eggs. [Parent Lupe GONZALEZ- describes her son’s symptoms.] [National Jewish Health Dr. David FLEISCHER- notes the role of genetic family history in allergies or eczema.] [Riley’s mother Sherry MERS- notes Riley can die if she comes into contact with peanuts unless she has medical attention.]
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