General KnOWLedge: How do peanut allergies work?

Our second season begins with a back-to-school exploration of this important issue
peanut allergies


Dealing with food allergies—especially peanut allergies—is a big issue. Many schools are nut-free. And you can find nut-free products and dishes all across grocery stores and restaurants.

The reasons why are clear: Peanut allergies can be deadly. But how do these allergies happen in the first place?

Cracking the nut

Though scientists are still trying to understand the why of allergies, the how is just as fascinating. These allergies trick a sufferer's immune system into an overreaction that has real consequences. How does such a thing happen?

It's time to crack the nut of exactly what goes on inside the body during an allergic reaction.

Let's begin Season 2 of OWLconnected General KnOWLedge!


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