#N12BK: EpiPen law

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Allergic reactions can be deadly.

New York state wants to make sure children who suffer severe allergies are safer at school.

A legislative proposal would require new teachers to complete training on how to use an EpiPen if a student suffers a severe allergic reaction.

It would implement free, quick training sessions to ensure teachers know how to administer the potential life-saving injector.

EpiPens decrease the body's allergic reaction by relaxing muscles to make breathing easier and helping to reverse dangerous drops in blood pressure.

This is one of three allergy-related proposals this year.

A second bill would require restaurants to post more information about items with potential allergens.

A third would require restaurant staff to be trained on ways to prevent allergens from transferring into the wrong dish.

What do you think of these proposals?

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