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23 October 2018

Helpful Links for Info Re: Peanut Dust, Airborne Exposure and Air Travel

The below tweet from the Trasnportation Security Administration attracted attention from some consumers managing peanut and nut allergies yesterday.

Some feel it is irresponsible and dangerous for TSA to suggest bringing nuts on board.

While there are varying opinions about the risks posed by nuts and peanuts on airplanes, there is still little research. The following link from the American Academy of Asthma Allergy and Immunology provides a good summary of research on the topic of airborne exposure and peanuts on passenger airplanes: https://www.aaaai.org/ask-the-expert/peanut-air-travel

Kids with Food Allergies Foundation hosted a webinar in 2014 regarding flying with food allergies. You can view the video on their website.

If you know of additional authoritative and science-backed resources on this topic, please let us know and share in a comment! Thank you.

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