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Author Topic: Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology & Allergy - Bans don't work  (Read 822 times)

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Offline LinksEtc

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"School nut bans don't protect kids with food allergies from anaphylaxis"
http://www.theage.com.au/national/school-nut-bans-dont-protect-kids-with-food-allergies-from-anaphylaxis-20150718-giexvh.html?utm_campaign=echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1437268043

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Official anaphylaxis prevention guidelines have been updated by the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy to explicitly state that food bans in upper primary and high schools do not work, and can actually cause problems.

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Despite the official advice, many schools are heeding parental anxiety and banning nuts








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Important details further down in that article (my bold/ital. added for emphasis):

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Most anaphylactic attacks in children and teenagers are triggered by nuts. After a child died after eating a nut product made in a school food technology class in 2011, the NSW Department of Education has banned all nuts in any school activities, including camps, class projects and food technology classes. It does not require schools to impose blanket nut bans on students, but says individual schools many decide to implement them.

Is this where I blame iPhone and cuss like an old fighter pilot's wife?

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