Home > Allergy > Peanut Allergy Epidemic Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Sep 12, 2009 by CBassett, Views: 4361 RNN examines the controversy surrounding peanut allergy precautions. Dr. Clifford Bassett, an allergist in NY comments. Because of the increase in peanut allergy, schools must take precautions such as hand sanitizer. Schools have Epi pens available to treat anaphylaxis, a life threatening allergic response which causes low blood pressure, wheezing, vomiting, diarrhea and hives.