Peanut Allergies

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Short essay 250 words to 500

  1. This week you have been focusing on how our genetic material can be passed down from generation to generation. How do both your genes and environment contribute to allergies?
    1. Are there any environmental factors that you can control to reduce the allergic response?
    2. Are parent’s allergies predictive of a child’s potential reactions?
  2. What are symptoms of a food allergy and how best should we educate the public about peanut and other food related allergies?
  3. What is the best age to introduce peanuts to a child? Is there a debate or can you find change in this recommendation over time, in regards to the appropriate age?
  4. Do you think that banning peanuts and peanut containing products in schools is an effective way to keep children with allergies safe?
  5. Debate the merits of the recommended readings and validity of the sources.

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School: University of Maryland




Peanut Allergies
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How Genes And Environment Contribute To Allergies
Allergies are either genetically inherited condition or caused by environmental factors
such as such as food, pollution, and climate. The allergy occurs when the immune system
mistakes a normally harmless substance that enters into the body system as hazardous and in
order to fight the intruder, the system produces antibodies chemicals such as histamine which is
causing the allergy (Chassin, Geering, Schukur, Ausländer, Lang & Fussenegger, 2017).
However, one can try to avoid the environmental triggers of the allergies once identified. For
example, a person suffering from allergies should ensure they live in a pollution free area and
also their houses are dust free and well ventilated. Since some of the allergies such as asthma are
hereditary, children with asthmatic parents are potentially pre...

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