A quarter of a million American children have some sort of allergy.
Kids with allergies to foods or bee stings are prescribed injector pens of epinephrine. One shot can reverse a reaction.
Ohio lawmakers are now considering a bill that would allow schools to stock EpiPens in case of emergencies.
School nurses say it could save lives of kids who have an allergic reaction at school.
“We have bipartisan support. It's really at no cost. It's a permissive bill, and so schools don't really have to do this, but we're confident that schools will want to do this,” said Kate King, President of the Ohio Association of School Nurses.
A study in the journal Pediatrics found that nearly half of the thirteen million American kids with food allergies have experienced a life-threatening reaction.
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