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Peanuts are one of eight foods most likely to cause an allergic reaction. An estimated 15 million Americans live with a food allergy, including an increasing number of children. (Republican Eagle photos by Michael Brun)

More than a nuisance

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Many restaurants and grocery stores now offer a wide range of gluten- and dairy-free products for customers with food sensitivity or a dietary preference.

But for the thousands of Minnesotans living with food allergies, avoiding exposure to common ingredients is an everyday concern — as even a small amount of an allergen can trigger a deadly reaction.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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