Skip to comments.Mom Wants school' Oak Trees Cut Down for Kids With (nut) Allergies
Posted on 11/15/2012 9:07:17 AM PST by dennisw
Donna Giustizia, a mother of two, says the oak trees near her teenagers school in Vaughan, Ontario, are a health hazard, and even though the school is nut-free, she says school administrators arent protecting their students.
A false sense of security is putting a sign on the door that says nut-free, and theres nuts all over the place, Giustizia told The Star.
Giustizia says the trees around St. Stephen Catholic Elementary School are a deadly threat for kids with anaphylactic food allergies allergies that cause shock.
She appeared before the Vaughan, Ontario, City Council last week to plead for the removal of the trees, saying : The acorns are not only presenting a risk to the tree-nut-allergic students, but it is also becoming a great cause of anxiety among all students with nut allergies. Giustizia also said, according to The Star, that acorns can also be used to bully and torment children.
Giustizia, who heads the schools allergy committee, says shes not suggesting the entire town become nut-free, but she worries that acorns on the school grounds could trigger an allergic attack.
Dr. Clifford Bassett, medical director of allergy and asthma care at New York University, says hes not familiar with any reports of children having an allergic reaction by playing with acorns off the ground.
Theres no relationship between acorns and peanuts, Bassett said. If people have food allergies, they need to work with an allergist on prevention, avoidance and preparedness. People with food allergies need to be careful and have a plan.
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my comment -——> *********Beam me up Scotty!
Cutting down the oaks (and beeches and walnuts) wherever the kid may be is a pretty expensive preventive treatment. What would the IPAB say about this?
They are preparing a report on the “NUT” problem.
Nuts! I have to admit, I am not keen on oak trees anymore. They put out a horrible yellow pollen in the spring. I have a couple of 120 footers too close to my house that I would like to take out.
OK. Yes, there are real nuts (pun intended) out there on the food allergy issue. I agree with that. Some parents play it up to get attention, no doubt, to everyone’s detriment. However, as a parent of a child with a severe peanut allergy, I can assure you that it is real and that its frightening, so please no comments about “natural selection” or “we all had allergies when we were kids and we turned out OK” ... Those comments just show your ignorance.
What an idiot.
What a nutcase.
A representative for the local squirrel population promises retaliation if the tree is taken down.......
When nuts are outlawed only outlaws will have nuts.
“What about NUTS like Giustizia who torment all of us? WTF do these people come from? “
She’s another health nutsi.
The Oaks are just too greedy.
You need to teach your child to adjust to the world, not the other way around.
(I’m not saying you were, I mean the general use of you)
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