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Housecall For Health: Smartphone Allergy Tests

Smartphone biosensor_AP_Aug 1 2013

Smartphone biosensor_AP_Aug 1 2013

If you suffer from dangerous or deadly food allergies, forget the EpiPen. Soon, your smartphone will be all you need to bring to eat safely.

FOX’s Colleen Cappon has the story in this edition of “Housecall For Health”:

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Afraid there may be peanuts or other allergens hiding in your food? Soon, you can test it with your smartphone. A biosensor with a series of lenses and filters developed by a team at the University of Illinois transforms smartphones into a tool that can detect toxins and bacteria, spot water contamination and allergens in food. Researchers say it mimics the abilities found in larger, more expensive devices.

Housecall For Health, I’m Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.

For more on this story, visit foxnewshealth.com




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