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Can chemical products cause food allergies in children?

Children with food allergies have been found to have very high levels of antimicrobial chemicals in their urine. Watch Jessica Savage, MD, Clinical & Laboratory Immunologist at Brigham and Women's hospital explain chemicals and allergies.

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