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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:58 am 
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Kristen Kelash, who discovered she was allergic to peanuts in her twenties, works at a Minneapolis middle school with peanut-aware policies in place but said ironically, even parents used to campaigning for their kid's allergies sometimes don't register the fact that adults can also suffer from food allergies.

"We have a wonderful parent organization who takes turns cooking for the teachers once a month. For a long time I would ask for a list of ingredients. It took a lot of emails, phone calls and in person talks to finally get the list. There is always a concern for kids and food allergies but not everyone is thinking of adults," she said.


http://abcnews.go.com/Health/adults-pea ... WQeRUq7fe8

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:42 pm 
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That's really true.

The case they mention is unbelievable:
In 2010, a woman filed a lawsuit against her employer in an Arizona court, claiming that her coworkers harassed her by eating peanuts near her desk and chasing her and touching her with peanuts, despite knowing she had a severe allergy to the legume. In the complaint, the woman claimed her supervisor called her into a meeting and ate a Twix peanut bar in front of her, stating that if she lived after the exposure it would prove she was faking her allergy.

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