People get shot with guns and you can see we don’t ban them. People get killed in car accidents and we don’t ban them. People get bee stings and get the same reaction one gets from peanuts. According to statistics 150 to 200 people die each year from food allergies. This is all way overblown and should not affect everyone. People that are allergic to certain things including peanuts should carry their epipen as physicians recommend. I have numerous allergies including peanuts, severe chemical sensitivities etc. Is southwest going to quit using chemicals to clean the planes and kill bugs. I think not. I just deal with it and prepare.
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I completely agree with the comments of those that do not agree with this decision. And as some said, we are not stupid. The local news paper today said in its article on this that the FDA lists peanuts as one of the eight food types that account for 90 percent of all food allergies in the United States. Anyone at Southwest bother to look at the whole list? Here it is if you didn’t. Peanuts are only just about Wheat on the list. 1. Milk 2. Eggs 3. Fish 4. Crustacean 5. Tree nuts (Almonds, pecans etc) 6. Peanuts 7 Wheat (Hmm I think pretzels are made of wheat last time I looked and those with true celiac disease can be severely affected by wheat dust or residue) 8. Soybeans. I think southwest ought to rethink this.
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