I thankyou for your comments, but would like to say that my son also has
allergies to eggs/white fish and other products, all of which are life
threatening if eaten.
Unfortunatley I cannot have them banned – but I have done much research,
allergies to nuts and nut products are at a higher rate than other
products and most deadly to children.
If many schools in the ACT and NSW have a proven successful track record
with the banning of nuts, then we can do the same – then many innocent
little lives may be spared by banning them from schools.
I too am a member of the Anaphylactic Society – but to me if you say
lets not bother with a total ban, then this still encourages parents to
put peanut butter on their childs sandwhiches and include nut products
in their lunch boxes.
I believe the push for a ban ongoing training and awareness will aid in
the prevention of further deaths.
I have also spoken with many parents because of this article, many
children with a nut allergy only need to sit next to a child eating a
peanut butter sandwhich to induce an attack, I would ask of you? Does
an anaphylatic reaction occur in your child, when sitting next to
another eating a cake containing eggs?