Ban Nuts and Nut Products on Airlines

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I am Han, I am 15 years old and I have suffered from an anaphylactic allergy to nuts and peanuts since being born. This is a life-threatening allergy and even one bite of a product containing my allergen can send me into a deadly anaphylactic reaction. I am like any normal teenager and just want to live my life and not have to constantly have to worry and check everything I eat. I have to carry my epi-pens, medication and language allergy cards everywhere I go. My allergy restricts me from living a normal day to day life and travelling with anaphylaxis can cause me a lot of anxiety. I am an anxious flyer anyway, but with the air being circulated on planes, the fact that my life is in the hands of whether or not my fellow passengers choose to eat nuts, makes it a whole lot worse. Somebody eating peanuts in the same aircraft as me can still send me into anaphylactic shock and can threaten my life. I struggle to eat anything in airports, as most food is nut based and it would mean more than anything to me if people could understand that by not eating nuts on flights, it could save my life. My last severe reaction happened 4 years ago on the flight home from my summer holiday. I was in a life-threatening condition that could've ended a lot worse than it did. I can't remember much of that horrifying day, but I couldn't breathe, my insides swelled up, I had the largest rash all over my body. To make matters worse, I was in the air, so the hospital was amoody impossible to reach. Therefore, I want to petition that nuts and nut based products be banned on all airlines. This could one day, be the difference between life and death of someone like me who suffers from an anaphylactic allergy to nuts and peanuts, so please sign this petition to help the growing number of nut allergy sufferers in the UK. It would mean so so much to me. Thank you for taking the time to read.

Han:)



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