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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:12 pm 
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http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/nutban/

What do you think?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:17 pm 
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If you can edit it, I would reword it so that you are always saying "peanut and tree nut" instead of "nut". And can you reference a study that indicates that there is a risk to people with peanut/tree nut allergies to be in an enclosed space? That might help too.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 3:45 pm 
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Im not sure whether I can or not but I will have a go :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:34 pm 
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Karen,
You seem like the person to ask this question. Do you know what the stats are on the frequency of anaphylactic reactions on airplanes?
Thank you
Stephanie

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:48 pm 
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I was hoping no one would ask me that. LOL.

I don't actually have that at my fingertips. I might lob this to Gwen... Gwen? :)

(And I'll see what I can find out.)

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Okay - you knew I'd do this - :wink: - a quick search gave me this from the FAAN site ( http://www.foodallergy.org/Research/pub ... earch.html ):

Self-reported allergic reactions to peanut on commercial airliners
Sicherer SH, Furlong TJ, DeSimone J, Sampson HA
Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 1999;104(1):186-9 The purpose of this study was to describe the clinical characteristics of allergic reactions to peanuts on airplanes. Participants were drawn from the National Registry of Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy who indicated an allergic reaction while on a commercial airliner.

view abstract >> links to http://tinyurl.com/2ybq53

The abstract is a quick read - I'm not sure I can post it all because of risk of copyright infringement. There are some stats there.

Quote:
CONCLUSIONS: Allergic reactions to peanuts and tree nuts caused by accidental ingestion, skin contact, or inhalation occur during commercial flights, but airline personnel are usually not notified. Reactions can be severe, requiring medications, including epinephrine.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:42 pm 
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It's also hard to have stats when so many people with allergies are to concerned to fly...and don't even put themselves in that situation.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:22 am 
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Two things - re the petition idea. Jennifer Van Evra (see her Harmony Airlines thread) and I have been talking about her idea of starting a proper petition for some while. Give us a chance to set that up with effective wording at the outset so that it will carry weight. If we divide and start other petitions, it will distract.

I believe a strategic approach to such issues is important, and hope you'll support us. We'd like to get media attention, really make this an issue. This will happen soon - will keep you posted.

RE anaphylaxing on planes, I'll ask Dr. Stark, who did the study of peanut showing up in cabin air filters, if he's ever seen any Canadian stats. I know there have been incident reports/complaints with Transport Canada ...

Honestly, though, I'm not sure how reliable stats would be. Here's why: if there was a reaction and the person who had it didn't report it to Transport Canada, who would know about it? I don't really see much of a means of collecting this info.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:27 am 
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That would be excellent to have a real media-aware petition started up, Gwen. Definitely keep us posted.

I'm also not sure stats are needed - but some data showing that people DO react would be helpful I think. Otherwise people without an understanding of FAs don't understand why it's an issue.

K.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:35 pm 
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Gwen,

Do you have an update on the petition idea?

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