troubleshooting Question

Trying to strip out the escape characters

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jazzIIIloveFlag for Sweden asked on
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Hi there;

I am trying to strip out all escape characters and any trick possible to get rid of sql injection in a mail address. So the code that i am using is as follows:

<?php session_start(); ?>
$email = check_input($_POST['email'], "error message");
$country  = check_input($_POST['country'], "error message");
$name    = check_input($_POST['name']);
$age  = check_input($_POST['age']);
$education   = check_input($_POST['education']);
if (!preg_match("/([\w\-]+\@[\w\-]+\.[\w\-]+)/",$email))
    die("E-mail address not valid");
if (preg_match("/\D/",$age))
    die("Please enter numbers only for Age");
function check_input($data, $problem='')
    $data = trim($data);
    $data = stripslashes($data);
    $data = htmlspecialchars($data);
    if ($problem && strlen($data) == 0)
    return $data;

Is this sufficient or any other ways and code snippets to enhance this, maybe?

Kind regards.
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