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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:54 pm 
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As the school year ends, many school administrators along with parents and concerned health care providers are discussing modifications to their policies on food allergens, particularly the peanut. As many communities ask themselves what to do, PeanutAllergy.com partnered with news site OpposingViews.com to poll its readers regarding the controversial question, "Should peanuts be banned in schools?"

The poll ran on OpposingViews.com from May 29 to May 31. A total of 884 people responded: 23.4% responded, "Yes," and 76.6%, responded, "No."


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While the poll revealed a significant tilt toward rejecting a ban, there is support to be found on both sides of the peanut debate. On the pro-ban side, eliminating nuts from school campuses would reduce, although not eliminate, allergy incidents. Fatal anaphylaxis occurs most often outside the home when schools and restaurants are unprepared and have done nothing to reduce the possibility of exposure. A ban also alleviates the social stigma of being required to sit away from classmates when they are eating.

Those opposing the ban often cite the cost benefits of an inexpensive, nutritious and widely loved peanut butter sandwich. There are also costs to schools who have to implement special programs and designated eating area. Some also believe that banning a widely used food source is a civil liberties issue.



Source: PR Newswire (http://s.tt/1dyuF)

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