Allergy 'tattoos' could save kids' lives
A kid with a tattoo can be a disconcerting thought.
But one company has come up with a “tattoo” that makes sense.
Called SafetyTat, the temporary tattoos are designed to warn people of food allergies.
Say, for example, that your child has a life-threatening peanut allergy.
Before heading off to day camp, parents could apply the temporary tattoo on the child’s arm to remind those around him of the allergy.
A USA Today article notes that even though parents fill out lots of forms, the message may not reach everyone.
It may seem like an alarmist idea to some, but for kids with severe allergies, it makes sense.
After all, more than 200 children die from allergies each year.
If it comes down to easy notification, then a temporary tattoo is a smart idea, at least until the child is old enough to clearly let others know of his allergies on his own.