Why is Peanut allergy on the rise? Remember those pretty pink latex gloves

2015- Jane Sadowy

*This article is for reading only. Anyone with food allergies should always discuss with their doctors about their allergy problems firsthand.

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Remember those pretty pink latex gloves your grandmother used when she washed the dishes?

Allergic reactions seem to be against proteins naturally present in latex sap; proteins constitute about 1% of liquid latex sap. The same plant protein is plant based such as the legume (the peanut.) Since 1997 peanut allergies are among children are on the rise. So much so that peanuts are forcing households and schools to ban the product from the dinner table. Labels on food products must state that their factory may also process peanuts products.

Can it be possible as less latex products were removed from the market pregnant women were getting less exposure to latex to build up the immunity for peanuts (plant protein enzymes defense) to the unborn child?

Studies now show if a pregnant women consumes about 5 peanuts a month the child will less likely be allergic to peanuts.

Over exposure as a child to large amounts of latex may cause a higher rate of latex allergies. Such as a child back in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s spending time in an enclosed firehouse garage inhaling latex fumes of twenty or more latex boots hanging off the wall, latex fire water hoses and latex fire truck tires.

Most generations coming to USA from countries hundreds of years ago that were not near the shell fish, latex, peanut, milk, and soy industries. And did not have the exposure to buildup the immunity for their selves or their off springs. Thus, many food allergies and food intolerances may be inherited because of this.

Natural rubber products have been used widely for many years. Allergic reactions to rubber, and especially immediate allergic reactions, have only been recognized in the last decade, with the first report appearing in 1979.

During the 1980s the use of latex medical products increased tremendously in response to AIDS to avoid blood contamination. Over use of the latex gloves by hospital personal caused the same effect as the fire house garage effect.

This list was made in the early 1990's. Note that now most items listed below are no longer made with latex. And if they are still made with latex you will find a latex warning label on the package.

Some of these products may have been replaced or be available in a non-latex.:

Latex List of Common Products which May contain Latex Medical Products and Household Products:

Urinary catheters
Rubber toys
Stethoscope tubing
Endotracheal Tubes
Cleaning gloves
Piggyback IV ports
Electrician’s gloves
Tourniquet Condoms
Diaphragms EKG straps and electrode pads
Shower curtains / mats / & other rubber mats
Penrose Drains Pacifiers Ambu bags
Ventilator bellows
Baby bottles
Masks (anesthesia, oxygen)
Elastic waist bands
Gloves (unless stated on label)
Elasticized fabrics
Adhesive tapes
Adhesives Multiple- use mediation vials
Hot water bottles
Blood pressure cuffs
Sport racquet handles
Nasal airways
Carpet backing
Elastic on surgical bonnets or shoe covers
Rubber bands
Elastic bandages
Toy balls
Dental dams
Rubberized bed sheets
Pads on crutches
Swim caps/ some goggle straps
Wheel chairs cushions and tires
Some auto and bike tires
Medic Alert bracelet and self-injectable adrenaline (Epi-Pen - Adrenaline) is recommended to wear/carry for those with peanut or latex allergies.

Adrenaline is a hormone purified adrenal extract derived from the adrenal glands of cows, pigs or sheep. In 1996, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a nationwide alert regarding an injectable adrenal cortex extract after more than 50 cases of serious bacterial infections were reported.

Adrenaline can also be manmade and most doctors recommend using this product over the purified product made from animals.

Doctors now must remove all latex items from the surgery room if the patient has a latex allergy. Doctors will also ask if the patient has any other food allergy including peanut allergy.

Studies are showing (a little at a time) such as: 3 peanuts a month might help a peanut allergy but will not cure it.

Is there a for sure cure for plant based allergy? NO. Probably not so in this generation. Should pregnant women go back to hand washing dishes with those pretty pink latex gloves once a month? Yes possible so.

*This article is for reading only. Anyone with food allergies should always discuss with their doctors about their allergy problems firsthand.

Jane Sadowy - Founder of Swaphandmedowns.com Please share this article it might help someone!

Jane has an allergy to latex, nuts & did spend allot of time in the firehouse garage as a child with her grandfather who was a fireman.

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