The researchers reviewed 567 incidents of accidental peanut exposure to allergic children and found that 37 percent of exposures occurred in the their own home as against just three-five percent that occurred in schools and day care centres.

Schools and daycares where peanuts are forbidden represented 4.9 percent of the cases exposure; for schools and daycares where peanuts are allowed, it is three percent. Other and unknown places accounted for 31.6 percent of exposures.The findings appeared in the journal Clinical and Translational Allergy.

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