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03 June 2010

Calling All U.S. Peanut Allergy Families!

I was surprised but pleased to see that the U.S. Department of Transportation is considering peanut allergies on airplanes. A big thanks to fellow Twitterer @SunButter4life for sharing that info this morning:

"DOT asking for comments on the issue of peanut allergies on planes: http://regulationroom.org/airline-passenger-rights/peanut-allergies/"

Word is spreading fast! See the AllergicLiving forum for more info and comments from others.

@AllergicLiving said: "U.S. gov't weighs peanut bans, buffer zones for planes! Where to write to support: http://bit.ly/dpUEnr #foodallergy #allergy #gf "  http://twitter.com/AllergicLiving/statuses/15330515598

A link to DOT as well: http://www.dot.gov/affairs/2010/Background%20on%20Rule.html

Maybe it's time for Jenny over at the Nut-Free Mom Blog and I to resurrect the You Don't Need Nuts to Fly Facebook Page...

So, what are you waiting for?! Make your voices heard! Let's try to make some progress here for those with life threatening peanut allergies. Yes, I know what you are thinking...what about almonds, and sunflower seeds, and sesame, and..? I agree, but this sounds like a step in the right direction, so let's make a big push and see how far we get!

1 comment:

FoodAllergyAwareness.com said...

Thanks for brining this up! We've always been concerned about taking our son on a long flight (his nut allergy tests were off the chart). Hopefully we'll be able to travel someday with less worry!