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Well wooohoooo all these chemicals are NOT bad for you!<br><br><a href="http://www.thestar.com/living/article/290788" target="_blank">http://www.thestar.com/living/article/290788</a><br><br>
And darnit, I just spent $90 today on all natural non toxic cleaning and baby care products.
 

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Umm...every SINGLE ONE of those is a legitimate concern...I'm pretty sure that was the biggest load of bull-faced propaganda that I have read this year. Yes, this year...2008 hasn't been here for very long. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Umm...every SINGLE ONE of those is a legitimate concern...I'm pretty sure that was the biggest load of bull-faced propaganda that I have read this year. Yes, this year...2008 hasn't been here for very long.</td>
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<span><span style="font-family:'Century Gothic';">I totally agree angel!<br><br>
But in a way...reading this makes me feel good. You know why?<br>
Because it means enough people are boycotting these products<br>
that they felt the need to compile this "report". We are winning<br>
people! Keep it up and keep educating others!</span></span>
 

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Enlightening! I had assumed that injecting mercury into a baby was unhealthy, but there you go!<br><br>
Luckily for us, it is possible to know which things <i>are</i> beneficial, because researchers and the medical community have approved them...like Thalidomide, placing a baby on his tummy to sleep, doing a hysterectomy on every woman over forty, routine forceps delivery, infant circumcision, formula feeding, prophylactic episiotomies...
 

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I noticed that a lot of that report said that "didn't show evidence that xyz". I noticed it didn't say "evidence shows it to be safe."
 

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I'm wondering who funded the "research" for these reports!
 

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Some of the "false" concerns they listed are, I believe, valid, and some really are false. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> Make your own best decisions.<br><br>
I am most bothered by referring to the alleged vaccines/autism connection as a "scare." Whether you believe that vaccines cause autism or not, autism is not scary! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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Brig. While I understand that for you autism is not some scary thing. For the average parent it is. It is difficult to be accepted by many in society when your behaviors fall outside what is perceived as average or "normal". It is difficult to have a child who falls outside those parameters. It can be scary.
 

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I thought the lipstick one was the dumbest. Yeah, it's ok to rub lead on your lips 2-3 times a day and eat with it on. Nothing will happen, really! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I noticed that a lot of that report said that "didn't show evidence that xyz". I noticed it didn't say "evidence shows it to be safe."</div>
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I agree. If they can't say "xyz has been proven to be safe" then I'm not going to risk it.*<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">*Obviously this does not apply to every minute aspect of my life, etc etc.</span>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Brig. While I understand that for you autism is not some scary thing. For the average parent it is. It is difficult to be accepted by many in society when your behaviors fall outside what is perceived as average or "normal". It is difficult to have a child who falls outside those parameters. It can be scary.</div>
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Yes, but mainstream news outlets do not have to pander to this fear/prejudice. They could print articles about what autistic people are really like instead of feeding the hysteria of "ewwww, autisticooties!"
 

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I did a little googling and the acticle is from the American Council on Health and Science with grants from the following...<br><br>
* Abbott Laboratories<br>
* Bristol-Myers Squibb<br>
* Exxon Mobil<br>
* McDonalds<br>
* Chevron<br>
* Eastman Kodak<br>
* 3M<br>
* DuPont<br><br>
...and so on and so forth.
 

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How about the parents in MD who are threatened with jail and fines for not vaccinating their children despite the fact that the law clearly permits a religious exemption? That is a bogus scare on the part of the state government.<br><br>
It is in the latest issue of Mothering.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I did a little googling and the acticle is from the American Council on Health and Science with grants from the following...<br><br>
* Abbott Laboratories<br>
* Bristol-Myers Squibb<br>
* Exxon Mobil<br>
* McDonalds<br>
* Chevron<br>
* Eastman Kodak<br>
* 3M<br>
* DuPont<br><br>
...and so on and so forth.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh"> I never even thought to ask who was funding them! Usually I am extra quick to find a conspiracy theory. I must fine tune my paranoia.
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">I did a little googling and the acticle is from the American Council on Health and Science with grants from the following...<br><br>
* Abbott Laboratories<br>
* Bristol-Myers Squibb<br>
* Exxon Mobil<br>
* McDonalds<br>
* Chevron<br>
* Eastman Kodak<br>
* 3M<br>
* DuPont<br><br>
...and so on and so forth.</td>
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Surprise , surprise...NOT!</span></span> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 
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