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PEANUTS CAN KILL!

It seems laughable that a tiny, tasty snack can cause severe reactions, even death, in most people!

Small children are very good about avoiding nuts if they are allergic to them, and their parents make few mistakes. Children are not in control of what they are given to eat. Mistakes are usually made by the adults who are not their parents. Not many people are aware of the severity of a peanut allergy. Peanuts are not always visible in foods. Some foods contain peanuts in a way that is not obvious and anyone can make a mistake occasionally.

A person who is severely allergic can have a fatal reaction to even the slightest contact with any form of peanut extract. Very few people are aware that peanuts continue to be a common ingredient in foods ranging from biscuits and muesli to crisps and Chinese dishes. Some people are so sensitive that they can develop an allergic reaction if they kiss someone who has eaten a peanut product, or if they eat with an utensil which has been in contact with peanuts.

What is a peanut allergy?

Peanut allergy is a serious and usually life-long allergy which can affect both children and adults. It is more likely to occur in children whose parents already suffer from some sort of allergy.

Who is at risk?

Children whose mothers regularly ate peanuts or peanut products while pregnant are at risk of having this allergy. Peanut allergy is also more common in children who were exposed to peanuts at an early age.

What are the symptoms?

An allergic reaction will occur within half an hour of being exposed to peanuts. A combination of the following symptoms can appear – sometimes within minutes – of exposure: an itching in the mouth or throat; difficulty breathing and swallowing; a rash and flushed skin; stomach cramps and nausea; weakness, collapse or fainting; increased heart rate.

How does one prevent peanut allergy?

Avoid peanuts in any form

Compile a list of foods to avoid

Read the labels on all foods

Steer clear of any unknown foods.

Inform all teachers, family members, babysitters, friends and their mothers about the allergy and what to do in case of a reaction

Wear a Medic Alert bracelet

Always carry the correct medication, clearly labelled.

Answers
1. Peanuts can cause fatal allergic reactions. T F
2. Extracts of peanuts can be found in children’s biscuits. T F
3. You cannot react to peanuts if you kiss someone who has eaten a peanut butter sandwich. T F
4. Peanut allergy only affects adults seriously. T F
5. Allergic reactions only occur after half an hour of coming into contact with the substance. T F
6. More than one symptom can appear at the same time during an allergic reaction. T F
7. Individuals with peanut allergy must avoid all contact with all peanut products at all times. T F
8. It is not necessary to read food labels, as peanuts are always obvious in foods. T F
9. Everybody coming into contact with the allergic person should be trained or informed as to what to do in the case of an allergic reaction. T F
10. Avoid all forms of ice-cream. T F

[LO 3.1.1; 3.8.1]

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
Ali
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
Google
da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
hey
Giriraj
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
Bhagvanji
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
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Source:  OpenStax, English home language grade 5. OpenStax CNX. Sep 22, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10991/1.2
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