How Far Should Parents Go To Protect Their Kids From Allergies?
Find out how far one mom is willing to go to keep her kids from going into anaphylactic shock.Playlist
One mom in Canada wants the school her kids go to to remove the oak trees that surround it because her teenage children have anaphylactic food allergies. The mom is concerned the acorns the trees drop might pose a deadly threat to students with allergies. And the school IS a nut-free school to protect kids.
But most doctors have never heard of kids having an anaphylactic reaction from acorns - although they could cause hives. Other doctors say someone would have to eat the acorn in order to have a serious reaction. The city, which is in charge of the trees, wonders whether removing these trees would mean having to remove oak trees from other public properties where children with allergies might be exposed.
What do you think - is it going too far to expect the school or city to remove the trees? Or should they do whatever it takes to protect kids?