The Government Wants Your Advice…

June 29, 2010 at 8:07 pm Leave a comment

Yeah, you heard me right! But it’s likely you won’t be hearing that again for a very long time. This time the Aviation Enforcement Office needs YOUR input. This is your chance to give your two cents worth about peanut allergies and how serious it really is. The office is looking to enforce a no-peanut rule for air travel. This is straight from the horse’s mouth…

We are particularly interested in hearing views on how peanuts and peanut products brought on board aircraft by passengers should be handled. How likely is it that a passenger with allergies to peanuts will have severe adverse health reactions by being exposed to the airborne transmission of peanut particles in an aircraft cabin (as opposed to ingesting peanuts orally)? Will taking certain specific steps to prepare for a flight (auto-injector in order to immediately and aggressively treat an anaphylactic reaction) sufficiently protect individuals with severe peanut allergies? Who should be responsible for ensuring an epinephrine auto-injector is available on a flight—the passenger with a severe peanut allergy or the carrier? Is there recent scientific or anecdotal evidence of serious in-flight medical events related to the airborne transmission of peanut particles? Should any food item that contains peanuts be included within the definition of peanut products (containing peanut oil)? Is there a way of limiting this definition? 

So, head on over HERE and read the article for yourself. Then, LEAVE A COMMENT! This is your chance to let your voice be heard. Thanks to allergymoms.com for alerting me to this important info!

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