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question about schools banning peanuts

Anonymous
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Why just peanuts? There are tons of other allergies that kids have.

Milk
egg
soy
wheat
tree nuts (such as walnuts and cashews)
shellfish (such as shrimp)
many friut

Along with latex, cleaning supplies, and certain scents.

Plus many other various things. So why just peanuts why are those children so special and other the other allergies not handled the same way?
Posted by Anonymous on Jun. 25, 2014 at 6:34 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jun. 25, 2014 at 6:40 PM
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smorgan865
by Platinum Member on Jun. 25, 2014 at 6:42 PM
Without knowing the numbers specifically, peanut allergy probably affects a higher percentage of children. Probably.
notuseless
by Silver Member on Jun. 25, 2014 at 6:46 PM
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Because peanut allergys can be severe and if a kid ate a pb&j sandwich and touched the table and a child with a peanut allergy touched the table up to two hours later he could have a reaction and die.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jun. 25, 2014 at 6:47 PM
So other allergies can't be that severe?

Quoting notuseless: Because peanut allergys can be severe and if a kid ate a pb&j sandwich and touched the table and a child with a peanut allergy touched the table up to two hours later he could have a reaction and die.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jun. 25, 2014 at 6:49 PM
Bc other allergens like egg and milk aren't airborne or leave traces of oil that affect the allergic
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jun. 25, 2014 at 6:50 PM
Generally it does. But in some schools you may nkt have any child with a peanut allergy and child with a different allergy but you still don't see that thing get banned. Plus just becuase more kids have an allergy to peanuts doesn't mean the other type of allergy isn't severe.

Quoting smorgan865: Without knowing the numbers specifically, peanut allergy probably affects a higher percentage of children. Probably.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jun. 25, 2014 at 6:51 PM
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Peanut allergies are not airborne. Unless you are around a facility that crushes them. Not smell.

Quoting Anonymous: Bc other allergens like egg and milk aren't airborne or leave traces of oil that affect the allergic
catngabsmom
by Silver Member on Jun. 25, 2014 at 6:53 PM
Because peanut/tree nut allergies tend to be the most common airborne/contact allergies, but most schools, with proper documentation and initial contacts regarding allergies, will work out a reasonable 504 plan to keep your child safe.

My girls have allergies/sensitivities also, one is lactose intolerant and one has a milk protein allergy, it is listed in their paperwork, they have a 504 plan and it is registered with the district dietician also. At lunch they are given bottled water or almond milk, sherbet instead of ice cream, etc.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jun. 25, 2014 at 6:53 PM
There are very few cases of airborne peanut allergies.

Quoting Anonymous: Bc other allergens like egg and milk aren't airborne or leave traces of oil that affect the allergic
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jun. 25, 2014 at 6:55 PM
Depends where you are. I've worked in places that are egg and nut free because of severe allergies. It may just be that the place of which you are talking about only has children with peanut allergies.
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