Why Are Peanut Allergies Becoming So Common?
02
September

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /


Is
it just me or are more people allergic to
peanuts now than ever before? What’s going on? Why are we allergic to these little things? Peanuts are delicious. They’re free on airplanes,
and though I’m not a huge fan of peanut butter unless it’s on a granny smith apple — it’s
a very popular thing in the US. And yet, peanut allergies are becoming an epidemic! Or…
maybe they’re not, and we’re just freaking out. Humans do that. Firstly, there are two negative ways your
body can react to food. Allergic reaction, or intolerance. An intolerance is like indigestion,
your body isn’t HAPPY with the food you’ve consumed, but it’s not dangerous. The VAST
majority of people who react to peanuts and other foods have intolerances. If you can
eat a peanut accidentally and not die, but you won’t feel great, you probably are intolerant,
not allergic. The FDA says 90 percent of all food allergies
are caused by milk or dairy, eggs, certain fish and shellfish, wheat, soybeans, tree
nuts and peanuts. If you accidentally eat even a tiny bit of these and are allergic,
you’d have a severe and rapid reaction. Allergies are your immune system freaking out and attacking
what it thinks is a pathogen. Though food allergies are a growing problem, only 8-percent
of children have them, and of those less than 40 percent react severely. According to a
2010 study by Mount Sinai Hospital, only 1.4 percent of children were allergic to peanuts
specifically, and other numbers are even lower. Pollen, by contrast, affects as many as 1
in 5 people according to The Asthma and Allergy Foundation! But, of course, pollen doesn’t
cause anaphylaxis — or a potentially fatal immune reaction that can be so strong it inhibits
breathing. The CDC, though, says deaths are rare — only 17 people from 1979 to 1995 — way
fewer than died from lightning strikes. That being said, we ARE getting more allergic
to things. It’s growing. The number of people allergic to peanuts has tripled since the
late 70s, and scientists don’t know why… Even still, they’re working on solutions.
A 2014 study in the journal JAMA Pediatric found if moms consumed peanuts while pregnant,
the kid in the womb had a much lower risk of developing the peanut allergy! Perhaps
part of the rise is because moms are eating fewer peanuts? Scientists figure the early
exposure to tiny levels of peanut proteins will help prep the developing fetus so they
don’t freak out when they meet them on the outside. But again, they aren’t sure. Since we know the allergic population is growing,
there are lots of steps being taken to protect kids. A University of Florida study this week
found pulsing UV light onto peanuts eroded an allergen protein called “ARA h1-h3” to
a QUOTE “undetectable level.” A University of Florida study this week found
pulsing UV light onto peanuts eroded the allergen proteins ARA h1, h2 and h3 to a QUOTE “undetectable
level.” According to the report, they can cut the
allergens so 95 percent of people with allergies would be safe! It might be extreme, but it
could mean a lot for the piece of mind at school cafeterias. In the end, kids CAN and often DO grow out
of their youthful allergies. There ARE schools that have banned peanut butter — much to
the chagrin American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis
Network and other parents. They all agree, bans aren’t the answer. It’s better to treat
each child with their individual allergy symptoms, as those symptoms arise. Are you allergic to peanuts or intolerant?
What do you think is causing all these allergies?!


100 thoughts on “Why Are Peanut Allergies Becoming So Common?

  1. I'm allergic to every single nut that exist. When they found out I was allergic, it was because I took a bite of my sister peanut butter sandwich and my head blew up like a balloon. But they say my next reaction would be death if they don't use a epipen.

  2. Lol I'm severely allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, and things processed in the same facility of nuts. I go into anaphylaxis soooo yeah

  3. Friend: Do you have a nut allergy?
    Me: Yes
    Friend: What type of nut allergy?
    Me: Any type of nut
    Friend: Any?
    Me: Yeah
    Friend: EVEN? DEEZ NUTS?
    Me: <.<

  4. So if the pregnant mother needs to eat peanut butter so the kid doesn't does that mean she can eat small doses of poison and the kid will be immune when it gets out of her XD jk but they should make everone know this so next gen humans won't be allergic to peanuts

  5. Why don't you just state the obvious??? Maybe because your "sponsors" wouldn't approve?? Food allergies are due to vaccines! And FYI, that "study" was only done through 1995. Food allergies (including peanut) was 1 in 250 in 1997 and as of 2002 it doubled! I wonder what it's at now?? Hmmmm… Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that one out OR what's causing this epidemic. And it's NOT pregnant woman eating less peanuts! Smh…. If you want to report the "news", why don't you do some RELEVANT research and tell the public the TRUTH!

  6. Gosh I knew reading the comments was a bad idea… so many ignorant, selfish people that lack compassion for others… and also a lot of people who don't know how the human body works!!

  7. When I worked at Cold Stone, we weren't allowed to use the same utensils that we used in peanut butter or peanut butter flavored ice cream on the stone or to mix other ice cream with out washing it first or scraping up the ice cream off the stone. I know we did some things to keep nuts separated from the rest of the food, but it's kind of like eat at your own risk. The Cold Stone I worked at was attached to a Tim Hortons and we used to work both sides, and we had to keep our peanut donuts and maple danishes on the bottom shelf of the donut display so it wouldn't be near the majority of other baked goods, but they're all baked in the same pan, they're glazed with the same glaze… Just be careful.

  8. It's when they started using peanut oil in penicillin and vaccines. Other factors are in play but this is a humongous problem. Vaccines cause various allergies. Proteins are not supposed to be put in the body via needles. They're supposed to go through the mouth.

  9. I have a severe allergy to peanuts. The amount of selfish people commenting surprises me. I didn't do anything to deserve my severe allergy and there is nothing I can do about it to make someone else in the lunchroom's life easier but all that these people complaining have to do is substitute their peanut butter for almond butter (an example) or maybe eat something else. If you insist that a child should eat alone because of his or her allergies, you do not know how emotionally damaging and selfish that is because you never had to go through it. I would risk allergic reactions at school so I didn't have to sit alone. So eat your pb&j's at home.

  10. I'm on an immunosuppressant for MS, I developed a peanut allergy 6 months later.

    I can breath properly but, antihistamine brings me back down quickly. I'm 37.

  11. I supposedly have a peanut allergy or my parents at least told me I do, but I occasionally eat peanut butter and I'm still breathing so not really sure if they made that up..

  12. OK so I have a peanut allergie and for all you people saying that oh its stupid and not making a big deal out of do not understand what it is like to live with it it goes like this every day you go to school and you fear that somebody brought in peanuts because they do not care and you sitting there fearing for there life and they could die also in restaurants in new ones your basicly like I hope I do not die because somebody screwed up and when shopping for food it takes like an extra hour because of all the labels you have to read so for all the people out there saying people with allergies don't deserve to be looked out for than think again because you have no idea what it is like to live with an allergie that will never go away

  13. Allergies can be a side effect of vaccines. Aluminum is a neurotoxin, yet it's in in vaccines. It screws up the immune system for life by teaching it to overreact against harmless stuff or even your own cells. The vaccine schedule has grown dramatically in the last decades – and so have all sorts of allergies, autoimmune diseases and autism.

  14. And it doesn't have anything to do with the drastically increased vaccine schedule that started in the 90's. Naaaa couldn't be that.

  15. You’re a fkn fool!!! More and more people are allergic to peanuts bc peanut proteins are in vaccines and all the Sheeple in today’s society gets vaccinated!

  16. I think the reason I’m not allergic to peanuts is because I have only tried peanuts twice and I have never had a peanut butter sandwich. also I am american

  17. I gat anaphylaxis when I eat peanuts, or tree nuts. I also have a slight intolerance to dairy. Lastly I have asthma. But my mom ate nuts everyday when she was pregnant with me.

  18. I wonder how they get their alrgies, …mind you they saying loads of foods are bad for you with all the artificial shite in them

  19. There's one time a customer had soy allergy. (Korean bbq restaurant) we literary had to use 3 sets of tongs and scissors to cook for them… most of Asian food can't go without soy beans. If u have some kinda food allergy maybe u should just eat home food to stay safe. Don't make ur genetic disorder look like a privilege.

  20. All my allergies came after childhood. Even with latex precaution (spina bifida relation,) I’m ok with that.

  21. My mom ate peanuts the whole time she was pregnant with me but I'm still allergic, I wanna taste it soo bad ,but even if I smell it I'll get an allergic reaction

  22. I can see why peanuts etc would be banned, I personally am HIGHLY allergic to both peanuts and tree nuts and trust me there is nothing scarier in the world then when someone sitting next to you is eating something with nuts and refuses to accommodate for you.

  23. umm, peanuts contain phenylalanine… Does that mean that i can't eat products that contain phenylalanine?

  24. In my family only one person has a peanut allergy untill I was born my mom and I both think it's because she ate alot of peanuts and tree nuts when she was pregnant basically it was all she ate so we think thats why I have this allergy

  25. There is evidence that peanut oil in Caviness is causal. Europe has allergy to the oil they use vaccines, and it is not peanut oil.

  26. Funny thing I was never allergic to peanuts or any tree nuts until I was 11 years old. I ate it every single day. I am in my mid 20s now and I don't know why I can't eat them anymore, but when I eat them I go into anaphylactic shock.

  27. Could it be a biproduct of all the chemicals that are now being sprayed on crops?
    I live next door to a farmers field. Whenever the farmer plants soybeans, they simultaneously apply pesticides and herbicides. EVERYTHING dies in the field. I mean it looks like a nuclear disaster hit the place. Everything green turns brown. Then, out of that apocalyptic scene sprouts the soybeans. Of course they have to be genetically altered to survive in such a field of chemically induced plant death. It is a scary thing to think about. And nobody tested the long-term effects of this. We are the experiment. And I believe that we are all paying for it.

  28. It's the POISON VACCINES that are causing the EPIDEMIC of PEANUT ALLERGY ….. Connect the DOTS PEOPLE…… Learn what are in the POISON VACCINES…. Big Pharma DOES NOT want us HEALTHY…….They make their evil money through SICKNESS $$$$….. CONNECT THE DOTS and you will see the FULL TRUTHFUL PICTURE on what is causing the DIS-EASES !

  29. We already know what causes these allergies. Here…let me help the CDC and dumbfounded Researchers on why the population is now being plagued with so many nut and grain allergies in kids today…."Breastfeeding babies to term-1.5 years" only takes a few generations of complacent women that choose not to breastfeed their babies….and if you breastfeed for 3 to 9 months…No Good…..has to be for just over a year of breastfeeding.

  30. 1950 to 2019 Bottled and Powdered baby formula milk…making things easier for women NOT TO BREASTFEED for 1.5 years…….there you go…you now have generational kids with allergies to grains and nuts. What we CAN DO is take the bottle and powdered baby formula off the store shelves and force women to be more diligent about passing off their "living cellular-immunity traits" to their babies via their own breast milk.

  31. I have it , and its so bad. When i eat a little bit of a peanut i dont have anything , unless night. I start to ich till blood. It wont stop until the morning.

  32. Peanut oil in vaccines is causing the allergies.
    The Peanut Allergy Epidemic, Third Edition: What's Causing It and How to Stop It https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1510726314/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_pMEgCbWB51W8W

  33. 2:55 That's right…changing foods structure is what got us here, let's change it some more. God had no idea…In money we trust. 3:31 There's money to be made in treating each person individually. Let's use up ALL deplete soil nutrients, throw in man made ones and When it makes us sick we'll pick up plants, put chemicals in them sell them in caplet form and feel better. Mmmmmm I love and trust any food or Rx the professionals dish out. I'll never get health food shamed again. "please pass the marked down chainstore pork". I need to take my antibiotics on a full stomach. This cold is killing me. :)LOL then :(COL.

  34. I know, I was told the health department does a check on kids when they give them vaccines TO SEE IF THE KID MAY HAVE BEEN DROPPED ALOT- BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE REFUSE TO SAY THEY ALREADY KNOW AUTISM AND JUVENILE SCHIZOPHRENIA OR MENTAL DEFECTS ARE SOMETIMES CAUSED AFTER THE BABY IS BORN FROM HEAD INJURIES OR BEING DROPPED OR ABUSED..

    SO I SAUD PEANUT ALLERGIES OR PHOBIAS ARE CAUSED BY LIARS MANIPULATING KIDS..

    SO THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT DOES THAT SO DID THEY EVER THINK THEY SHOULD CHECK IF A KID HAS ALLERGIES TO PEANUTS AROUND DOCTORS

    SOME PARENTS SAY THEY HAVE KIDS WITH ALLERGIES TO VACCINES JUST TO KEEP THEIR KIDS AWAY FROM T HE HEALTH DEPARTMENT..

    IF YOU FIND OUT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT CHECKS FOR PEANUT ALLERGIES BEFORE GIVING MOTHERS WITH WANTING W.I.C FOR MILK EGG AND WHAT EVER YOU MIGHT FIND OUT THERE SRE SOME THAT LEFT KIDS IN SHI#TY DIAPERS CLAIMED THERE KIDS WERE ALLERGIC TO SOME ITEMS ON THE W.I.C VOUCHERS TO GET MORE OF OTHER ITEMS INSTEAD OF PEANUT ARE

    THEY SAID LACTOSE INTOLERANT, THEY HAVE A MORE EXPENSIVE FORMULA SAID BETTER WHEN THEY SAY THAT THEY ARE LACTOSE INTOLERANT,
    OR ALLERGIC EGGS..

    YOU CAN STILL HYPERVENTILATE, FAINT BECOME CATATONIC, OR HAVE SEIZURE DUE TO EXTREME PHOBIAS CAUSED BY ABUSIVE MANIPULATER

    JUST LIKE TREATING ALLERGIES WITH A LITTLE BIT MORE OF THE SAID ALLERGIC MATERIAL (THE DOCTOR WILL MAKE IT FOR YOU) OTS SORT OF LIKE A A THERAPIST GETTING SOMEONE OVER EXTREME PHOBIAS IT DOESN'T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT MAYBE WHEN ITS A PHOBIA HYPNOSIS MIGHT WORK QUICKLY

    THE PARENTS LIE – YEAH AUTISM KIDS AINT BORN WITH AUTISM

    DRUG ADDICTS AND ALCOHOLICS SWEARING EVEN BEING DRUG TESTED COULDN'T SAIF THEIR KIDS WERE BORN WITH MENTAL ILLNESSES LIKE AUTISM
    BUT BULLSHIT THEY WENT BACK TO DRINKING OR GETTING HIGH AND DROPPED THEY BABY HOW MANY TIME'S- IS MORE BELIEVABLE

    SO THEY SAY VACCINES CAUSING AUTISM AND ALLERGIES TO PEANUTS SO THEY CAN EXPLAIN WHY THEY DON'T WANT TO GO TO THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT OR ASK THEM TO START TESTING KIDS FOR PEANUT ALLERGIES

    The parents of autism kids probably were asked about head injuries to a child maybe toddler or infant SO IF TOLD YOU THEY ARE BORN WITH IT THEY ARE LIAR SOME KIDS ARE BORN WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA

    C-SPAN HAD DOCTORS EXPLAINING, IT NOT A MOTHER THAT MAY HAVE HAD DRUG PROBLEMS OR HAD DEPRESSION ISSUES AND ASK IF SHE ACCIDENTALLY DROPPED HER BABY.

    I GUESS ALOT OF FUNDING HAS BEEN RAISED FOR AUTISM AND NOT FOR OTHER MEDICAL PROBLEMS AND THEY SAID THAT ALOT MORE THEN THAT WITH AUTISM HAVE JUVENILE SCHIZOPHRENIA AND HOW JUVENILE SCHIZOPHRENIA CAN COME ABOUT

    SEE IF A PARENT HAS MENTAL PROBLEM THEN IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO THE CHILD -YOU KNOW A CRAZY MENTAL PROBLEM LIKE A DEPRESSION PROBLEM FOR YEARS OR WAS MAYBE UNDIAGNOSED UNTIL THE CHILD WAS BORN

    SOME KIDS HAD STTOKES REALLY EARLY IN LIFE OR MAYBE WHILE INSIDE THEIR MOTHER AND APPEARED TO SOME RETARDED BUT SOME THAT OLDER PEOPLE THAT HAD STRIKES WERE RETARDED AND LIKE THAT THIER WHOLE LIVES.

    I JUST CAN'T STAND SOME LIES.

    YOU KNOW WHAT'S GROWING IN AMERICA???

    LIARS

  35. Just know it may not just be peanuts you are allergic to, it can also be shelled seafood etc…the doctors didn't tell me they just said it was shelled seafood but we were also suppose to avoid shelled nuts, seeds and other stuff.

  36. Why are we not asking why there has been an increase in peanut allergies and allergies in general in less than 20 years?

  37. I read some research that said the peanut allergy is associated with children not getting exposed to enough germs when they’re young. The parents I know with allergy prone kids are also the parents who don’t let their toddlers play outside in the dirt, they wash their hands constantly and generally live an (over)protected life. These kids don’t get to handle bugs, pet dogs, eat food off the floor occasionally, climb trees, or other germ filled normal childhood activities. I believe that this kind of parenting is why we’ve seen an increase in peanut allergies. I know a lot of people won’t like this answer but there it is. Babies need germs for their immune system to develop. I also think moms don’t breastfeed long enough. Most of the kids I’ve seen who’ve breastfed for 2 years or more, do not have this allergy. More research is going into the relationship between breastfeeding and lack of allergies. Breastfeeding isn’t just a food. It’s a custom immunity mix that’s been filtered and specially made for the baby. The baby’s saliva sends information via the nipple to the moms body and the mom’s mammary glands make the ideal mix for the baby’s needs. Because of this relationship, the pump isn’t good enough. Neither is buying breast milk. The bare minimum for breastfeeding is 6 months but after more research is done I believe they will find that it should go on much longer.

  38. I'm alergic to shrimps but i claim myself lucky

    Imagine If I had allergies to nuts, dairy or even sun and water

  39. My mom ate peanuts and tree nuts while she was pregnant and while breast feeding. Her and my dad also used to eat them by the handful when I was a baby until I was 2 and had a severe reaction.

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