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10 July 2018

Air Travel with Peanut Allergy 2018

By Tmeers91 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons
Last night Twitter and Facebook were buzzing about the upcoming end to Southwest Airlines practice of serving peanuts in-flight.
Many who have peanut allergy or whose children have a peanut allergy have, understandably, strong feelings about peanuts being served on flights. Proximity risk and the enclosed space are just two of the factors figuring into that equation.
There have been a few studies published in academic journals regarding in-flight risk/danger for those managing a peanut allergy, but certainly more research is needed for a better understanding of the in-flight risks for travelers with food allergies.
While the academic journal articles are not available to share for free, the "Ministerial Inquiry into Allergies to Peanuts, Nuts and Sesame Seeds in Commercial Air Travel -Report of the Inquiry Officer" is. If you haven't perused it, it's worth a look!

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