Allergy Alert

Anaphylaxis and Cabot Jr./Sr. High School 

Protecting our Students and Staff 

There are students and staff who attend our school who have anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a severe sensitivity to certain substances which can trigger an allergic reaction causing a severe breathing emergency. Death can occur within minutes of ingestion of the allergen. 

Things that can trigger anaphylactic shock and that are dangerous to certain students and staff are as follows: scented products/chemicals, peanuts, peanut products, nuts, nut products, shellfish, bee stings, wasp stings, and some medications. 

Allergens must be ingested to cause a reaction. This means that they must enter the body through the skin such as by stings, or by eating. However, some allergens are extremely dangerous because they are airborne, and can enter the body through breathing. 


Peanuts and peanut products, nuts and nut products, scented products and chemicals, and shellfish can trigger severe allergic reactions. These products are not to be in the school . Alert school staff if you are aware that they are here. 

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