Tuesday, July 15, 2008

British Army Bans Recruits with Nut Allergies

If a nut allergy would prevent my child from going to war, then I'm ok with it.

Read more here.

3 comments:

Pez said...

I once read that severe food allergies is a permanent disqualifier for military service in the USA. Two of my three kids will never have to serve.

Pez said...

Found it in the Standards of Medical Fitness:

http://www.army.mil/usapa/epubs/pdf/r40_501.pdf

j. History of anaphylaxis (995.0), including, but not limited to idiopathic and exercise-induced; anaphylaxis to
venom, including stinging insects (989.5); foods or food additives (995.60–69); or to natural rubber latex (989.82), is
disqualifying.

Collegegirl said...

I am OK with this! At least there is a reason!
~Elyse~