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Blog entry by 1978 posted 08-29-2009 04:10 PM 1130 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have you ever been sitting around with nothing to do and your mind starts to drift? My daughter, she is 4, just started preschool. A couple of the kids in the class have peanut and tree nut allergies. Because of this the classroom is a peanut and tree nut free environment. I was thinking about this the another day and was wondering, if you have an allergy to any type of tree nut, can you own furniture made of (lets say) walnut? If you are allergic to walnuts there has to be something in the tree that is harmful to. I was just wondering.

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#1 posted 08-29-2009 04:26 PM

I’m apparently allergic to the proliferation of self professed victims everywhere thinking the universe should cater to their specialness.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#2 posted 08-29-2009 04:39 PM

thanks for that insight miles, don’t know what that has to do with wood allergies , i have been told that once the piece is finished and sealed it is safe, but i wouldn’t know first hand what would happen.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#3 posted 08-29-2009 05:20 PM

Tree nut allergies are only to the nuts, not the wood.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#4 posted 08-29-2009 06:34 PM

at one of the local daycares (a few years ago) and Grandfather had peanut butter on his toast in the morning.. kissed his granddaughter on the cheek, and she went to daycare…. somehow there was a transfer and another child (allergic to peanut butter) ended up in emergency.
Yah, it can be pretty serious.

There have been many postings here about allergic reactions to wood (some pretty nasty reactions). I don’t know about the nut/tree allergy connection though

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 08-29-2009 07:49 PM

These kind of allergies are usually the worst, as Debbie noted above. Also, kids have a tendency to trade lunch items, so a kid who may not know they’re allergic may take a PB&J from a friend. Because of that, I don’t think it’s quite so off the wall to have a blanket ban at schools, especially when it’s in the pre-school/kindergarten age range.

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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