Let's Talk New Mexico 8/23 8a: Allergies to foods like nuts, milk and seafood are on the rise, and they can be life-threatening. As New Mexico students settle into a new school year, we'll look at what teachers and school staff are doing to look out for all children.
Do your kids have allergies? How does it go for them at school? Have you been able to access life-saving medication like an EpiPen? Email LetsTalk@kunm.org or call in live during the show at 277-5866.
- Ivy Rizzo, parent and advocate with Anaphylactic Food Allergy Support NM
- Stephanie Collins, parent of two children with food allergies
- Dr. Richard Wachs, allergist with Breathe America
- Emma Clapp, developed life-threatening food allergy in high school
- Kaiser Refusing To Provide EpiPens In Recommended Two-Pack (CBS San Francisco, Aug. 2018)
- FDA Approves Generic EpiPen As Shortage Leaves Parents Scrambling (Seattle Times, Aug. 2018)
- Peanut allergy is one of the most severe food allergies. New therapies might help. (The Washington Post, May 2018)
- Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions Rising in Children (NYTimes, April 2018)
- Food Allergy Is Linked To Skin Exposure And Genetics (Northwestern University, April 2018)