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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:21 am 
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Canadian Prees from a school board no less:. Now that's progress!

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Ignoring allergy warnings could lead to violent, terrifying outcomes. "What's important is to recognize the severity of allergies or anaphylaxis that kids face," says Jeff Hillman, superintendent of education with the Greater Essex County District School Board. "According to the Health Unit, two to four per cent of kids face anaphylaxis. It's incumbent upon schools and parents to minimize the risk of a serious situation."



Read more: http://www.windsorstar.com/health/Take+ ... z1VHQtU1nk

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:31 am 
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Good information and it goes beyond the peanut! I will be e-mailing this to our schools principal! :thumbsup

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:41 am 
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That is encouraging to see such a factually accurate article that includes multiple allergens. The onus on the community of families to keep other children safe is :thumbsup

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:54 am 
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Great article, simple, factual, and I have the same sentiment about them mentioning more than just peanuts. :thumbsup

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