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(The New York Times)   School bullies are using allergens as weapons. That's nuts   (well.blogs.nytimes.com) divider line 19
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2013-06-19 08:59:30 AM  
7 votes:
spitting milk at a child's face and causing a swift anaphylactic reaction.......

 Just last week, one child's face was touched with peanut butter, endangering the child. .....


It doesn't work like that, people.  Now, repeat after me, "All serious food allergy reactions result from ingestion."

Stop feeding the hysteria.

/not trying to belittle real peanut allergy which is scary and can be very dangerous
//board certified allergist
2013-06-19 09:30:44 AM  
3 votes:
good. weed out the inferior genes.

live without peanut butter isn't a life worth living anyhow.
2013-06-19 10:07:39 AM  
2 votes:
There is a difference between bullying and out and out assault.

Bullies and psychopaths with no regard for human life are different things. That being said if i saw some kid switch allergens into the lunch of a kid they knew had deadly allergies i would drag them by their hair into the office and call the cops. If your kid has that little empathy then why should i have any empathy against tossing them head first into an embarrassing and drawn out legal problem? You dont feel bad when your dog kills a rat -- Dont feel bad about turning a little poisoning little monster over to the cops.

Real bullies skate under the line. They dont have to touch you to make you feel like crap. Bullying  is a psychological game way more than it is ever a physical one.
2013-06-19 09:59:51 AM  
2 votes:
Oh for...it doesn't matter whether a bully is spitting milk into an allergic kid's face or is waving a non-allergy containing stuffed toy into the kid's face.  The fact is that he's being an asshole, and needs to stop it, or be made to stop it.  The whole "that can't cause anaphylaxis" and "cull the herd" arguments are completely missing the point.

My son is allergic to milk.  Verified by allergy testing when he was 3.  He won't die if he drinks milk, but he generally avoids it because it makes him cough and gives him puffy eyes.  Now if some asshat kid at school found out he was allergic to milk and started flicking milk at him EVEN THOUGH IT WON'T KILL HIM, that's bullying and that needs to stop.  It's the whole "I can do whatever I want to you and you can't do anything about it" that's wrong, not the allergen red herring.
2013-06-19 09:39:45 AM  
2 votes:
Didn't this happen on  Freaks and Geeks?
2013-06-19 09:38:27 AM  
2 votes:
Surprisingly, classmates may prey on this vulnerability

Author has never been around children?
2013-06-19 09:35:34 AM  
2 votes:

mysticcat: spitting milk at a child's face and causing a swift anaphylactic reaction.......

 Just last week, one child's face was touched with peanut butter, endangering the child. .....

It doesn't work like that, people.  Now, repeat after me, "All serious food allergy reactions result from ingestion."

Stop feeding the hysteria.

/not trying to belittle real peanut allergy which is scary and can be very dangerous
//board certified allergist


In the very same sentence, it mentions switching lunches, which is definitely potentially fatal.
2013-06-19 10:17:08 AM  
1 votes:
Fark headline, 2014:  eight-year-old arrested for writing the words, "milk" and "peanut butter" on a piece of paper.
2013-06-19 09:59:05 AM  
1 votes:

teylix: good. weed out the inferior genes.


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2013-06-19 09:56:28 AM  
1 votes:
Dictatorial_Flair:

Ever smelled a peanut? You inhaled some of it.

Peanut allergies are due to PROTEIN components of the peanut.  The smell is caused by small molecules, not proteins.  The compounds responsible for the smell are not the ones that cause allergies.
2013-06-19 09:53:12 AM  
1 votes:
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2013-06-19 09:49:25 AM  
1 votes:
What the hell is wrong with kids these days? Seriously are more and more people just becoming shiatty parents? I had a food allergy as a kid, so whenever people brought birthday snacks in the parents would make sure to include a variety so I could have something. If they couldn't (like the brought in a cake) they would just call my mom and she would send me in with a snack. My classmates also took care to make sure I avoided any foods that would trigger my allergies. It wasn't a big deal though and my allergy wasn't banned from the school. We also grew up with a kid who stuttered and someone with diabetes, but none of us were bullied because of it. Maybe I grew up in some sort of Stepford community, but it just wasn't a big deal back then.
2013-06-19 09:44:04 AM  
1 votes:

Dictatorial_Flair: AverageAmericanGuy: ChaosStar: AverageAmericanGuy: mysticcat: spitting milk at a child's face and causing a swift anaphylactic reaction.......

 Just last week, one child's face was touched with peanut butter, endangering the child. .....

It doesn't work like that, people.  Now, repeat after me, "All serious food allergy reactions result from ingestion."

Stop feeding the hysteria.

/not trying to belittle real peanut allergy which is scary and can be very dangerous
//board certified allergist

And inhalation of particulates doesn't cause an allergic reaction?

I'll just go tell the cedar pollen to fark off then.

Is cedar pollen food?

Can peanut particulates be inhaled?

Ever smelled a peanut? You inhaled some of it.


I'm not allergic to peanuts, so I'm safe, but some kids go into anaphylactic shock when exposed to the smell of peanuts.

But Darwin's at work, eh? Culling the herd of those lesser people. Not even really people, just human-like, under-evolved animal things, isn't that right, libs?

Sometimes Fark is really disappointing.
2013-06-19 09:43:54 AM  
1 votes:
Um, intentionally and knowingly exposing someone to an allergen is aggravated assault at the minimum.  When adults do it (if it's ingested) it's attempted murder, usually first degree.

Deal with this the same way you would a bully pulling a knife on another student or hitting them with a pipe or something.  You don't need new and special regulations for it, kids have been starting physical fights since forever.

AverageAmericanGuy: Can peanut particulates be inhaled?


In quantities sufficient to cause a reaction, no.

I'm assuming you're using a loose definition of "particulates" here to mean "all the chemicals in the peanut butter".  If you literally mean particulates, then the answer is "no, and you're a farking moron".
2013-06-19 09:41:43 AM  
1 votes:

mysticcat: spitting milk at a child's face and causing a swift anaphylactic reaction.......

 Just last week, one child's face was touched with peanut butter, endangering the child. .....

It doesn't work like that, people.  Now, repeat after me, "All serious food allergy reactions result from ingestion."

Stop feeding the hysteria.

/not trying to belittle real peanut allergy which is scary and can be very dangerous
//board certified allergist


A specialist is someone who learns more and more about less and less until finally he knows everything about nothing.

All serious bullet reactions result from "ingestion," too.  But a gun can definitely be a bully's tool.
2013-06-19 09:39:08 AM  
1 votes:
 

Kirzania: /confused


Ok, you know what. It's early. I've only had one shot of espresso. Allergies can be via inhalation, ingestion or dermal absorption. Duh. Why ELSE would the allergy skin tests make my arms go completely batshiat?
2013-06-19 09:36:14 AM  
1 votes:
Well, if you're worried your little snowflake is going to be within ten feet of a peanut in the big scary world, keep the kid AT HOME where you can protect her in a bubble.

/Also, your bad parenting would be why the kid is getting bullied.
2013-06-19 09:29:49 AM  
1 votes:
sensational bullshiat article.
2013-06-19 09:01:47 AM  
1 votes:
Simpsons did it.
 
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