16 MARCH 2002, Page 42

From Mr Tony Green Sir: For Rod Liddle's information, the

'dust' from peanuts gets into the air systems of airliners. It is then circulated throughout the aircraft. As a peanut-allergy sufferer, I should have figured out why I almost always felt vaguely ill flying commercial, but not so after flying private or military. I am not demanding 'peanut-free' commercial aircraft, but if they are not, I cannot fly. The airlines know this.

Tony Green

Hayward, California, USA