A Rational Response to Peanut Allergies and Children
Some parents of children with peanut allergies are not asking their school to ban peanuts. They consider it more important that teachers know which children are likely to have a reaction, and how to deal with it when it happens; i.e., how to use an Epipen.
This is a much more resilient response to the threat. It works even when the peanut ban fails. It works whether the child has an anaphylactic reaction to nuts, fruit, dairy, gluten, or whatever.
It's so rare to see rational risk management when it comes to children and safety; I just had to blog it.
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Posted on January 27, 2009 at 2:10 PM • 55 Comments