Just venting!!

Posted on: Sat, 07/31/2004 - 6:43am
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You know I can't remember a day that I didn't wotty about my son getting ahold of a stupid peanut or a piece of cross contaminated food, and having a severe reaction.

I am so mad a this allergy! There are so many kids who have developed a peanut allergy over the last few years that it causes me to wonder why.

I honestly don't believe that because I ate a few peanut butter sandwiches when I was pregnant I gave him a sensitivity that turned into allergy. I think they are doing something with our food that may be causing the kids to react in this manner. Maybe a hybrid or something at the plant level.

I know "conspiracy theory", right? But why are there so many kids with this sometimes fatal allergy?

All I know is I HATE nuts. I used to love them, but they are the enemy.

Okay, I feel better now! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sat, 07/31/2004 - 9:58am
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Oh, I can feel your pain. I was just talking with friends last night and told them about the recent study indicating how astronomically peanut allergy has increased over the last 5 years. I mean, come one, why is that? Something is seriously WRONG here.
I don't know if I share your conspiracy theory (I don't think anyone is out to get us, so to speak) but I believe in my heart that there is something that changed in our environment since I was a kid. Something we collectively changed that causes this is such numbers. Pesticides? High protein diets? Immunizations? Increased nut consumption? A combination of everything?
I am pretty level on a daily basis, but I can relate to you anger. DEFINITELY! Let's hope someone can figure this out and stop the spread.
Carolyn

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