Remember when peanuts were everywhere? In sandwiches, in the snack bowl, at all the baseball games – remember Super Bowl Sunday? However, nowadays, people fear nuts. Why? Allergies.
Some people pass out from their reactions, and they all become red, from head to toe.
How many people are dealing with allergies?
About 26 million people, including 6 million children deal with allergies – they have at least one allergy, and the peanut one is believed to be the most severe so far. This led to peanuts being banned in some places, like schools, stadiums, and in the sky – many airports have stopped serving them on planes ever since last year. Peanuts are very dangerous to those who are allergic.
Experts believe that they have found a way to slow the problem – or even eliminate it.
How can you protect your children?
Experts have advised people not to give their kids peanuts until they’re three years old – this has quickly become an important piece of advice to follow for most parents. If you withhold it, you’re protecting your children.
In this really a good idea?
However, others have shown that eliminating peanuts is not actually a good idea. Right now, experts are asking parents to give their kids peanuts very often and from an early age. Exposure to peanuts can lead to an 81% drop in the new cases. The explosion in peanut allergies had come to millions of dollars lost when it came to sales and, of course, lost customers. This is what happens when people ban a product, and when about 30 million kids cannot eat peanut butter and jelly sandwich at school.
It’s worth mentioning that nobody knows where food allergies come from – not even experts.
Meagan Kozlovs is a reporter for Debate Report. She’s worked and interned at Global News Toronto and CHECX. Megan is based in Toronto and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe milk shake addiction, she’s a Netflix enthusiast, a red wine drinker, and a voracious reader.