labyrinthia


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Dpumpkin wrote:What do you base this information on?



Stuff I've read and stored in my brain. I'll get some links, though,

http://directoryofstlouis.com/blog/peanut-allergy-are-misdiagnosed-66-of-the-time/

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1869095,00.html (there is a study that failed to replicate an airborne reaction, but I cannot find it and can't acess academic journals from home)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17935569
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11905816

Death rate for anaphalaxis in US, 500-1000 fatalities per year
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/135065-overview
Asthma death rate is 3,300 direct and 7,000 where it contributed to the death
http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=8&sub=42

raven13


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Dpumpkin wrote:Hey my kid has peanut allergy and if you visited us at our house, you'd realize we're not that clean!



Same here! (except it's me and not a child) I prefer my house to look "lived in" as opposed to "Museum-like". Creeps me out.

And to they guy Dpumpkin was replying to: I think it's pretty common knowledge now not to over sanitize things because it becomes less effective (less of a reaction, even?) over time. Just because we have allergies does not mean we are stupid or brought it on ourselves. Majority of people are just born with it!

Breathe me in, I'm yours to keep.

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Geethatsgr8 wrote:I always feel worse for those kids who are allergic to the sun. Now THAT is some serious S#%t. Reminds me of that movie with Nicole Kidman (drawing a blank on the title) where the kids have to have the curtains drawn before entering a room. But I guess peanuts can be pretty dangerous, too. Unless it's the Charles Shulz kind, that is.



The Others. Good movie.