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I loved this! I posted it in the vaccination forum becuase he lists vaccines at #2, but overall, I am so on the same wavelength!
 

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Sorry, but my kidlet is definitely wearing sunscreen. She's as fair as her mama, and I've had several horrible sunburns as a kid. staying out of the sun is not an option; I'll choose the protection every time.
 

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Great article! I emailed it to friends and family. The good news is that we (me, my hubby & 8 month old son) avoid most of the things on that list - vaxs, shampoo & flouride toothpaste, drinking tap water & as many non-organic & non-natural foods as possible!
 

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Sorry, but putting Gatorade in the same category as lead paint seems over-the-top, to say the least. I am concerned about many of the things listed in the article, certainly, but at least half of those items are not more dangerous than lead, in my humble opinion, if not more.<br><br>
Hyperbole and condescension/superiority ["Most parents have no concern whatsoever for any of these 20 things, ... It all just goes to show you that the sheeple will think anything ..."] are not effective educational devices to me.
 

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I like that article! But the way it was written, it would probably offend people if I sent it to them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> We already avoid almost everything on that list. (But DD does wear sunscreen if she's going to be at the splash park in the middle of the day here in the desert.)
 

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Oh we use sunscreen too...just all natural.<br><br><a href="http://www.ewg.org/" target="_blank">http://www.ewg.org/</a><br><a href="http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/index.php?nothanks=1" target="_blank">http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/index.php?nothanks=1</a><br><br>
Baby Sunscreen - best & worst in terms of toxcicity:<br><a href="http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/browse.php?category=baby%20sunscreen" target="_blank">http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/bro...by%20sunscreen</a><br><br><a href="http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/browse.php?category=sunscreen%20below%20spf%2015" target="_blank">http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/bro...low%20spf%2015</a><br><a href="http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/browse.php?category=sunscreen%20spf%2015%20and%20above" target="_blank">http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/bro...%20and%20above</a><br><br>
Baby Skin Products in General:<br><a href="http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/browse.php?maincat=babycare" target="_blank">http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/bro...incat=babycare</a><br><br>
and ya, some of the way it's written is annoying, but overall I thought he made great points.
 

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Very interesting reading material. We do avoid a lot of the things listed but some of them I had never really thought about. I do wonder if the tone of the article is maybe a little alarmist, but in any event it gives me something to think about.<br><br>
My dentist recently replaced all the mercury fillings that DH had (and there were a LOT of them...) in part due to the reasons listed in the article. DH didn't even believe the dentist at first when he said that the mercury was dangerous and that having bits of metal holding his teeth together could be bad for his teeth too - he thought the new dentist was just after his money! The old-school dentist he used to go to STILL uses mercury fillings, even in his pediatric patients. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/disappointed.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="disappointed"> Needless to say DS will NOT be going to that old dentist.
 

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I liked it, and even reposted it in a myspace bulletin <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I think it was writtten just fine. He write comics, I would expect it to be written the way it was.
 

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I enjoyed the article.<br>
What about MODERATION? We had hot dogs tonight, but that is the first time in months. Very little on that list I use, except laundry detergent. As another PP mentioned, sunscreen is still better than severe sunburn or skin cancer. I don't use it here, because there is no need, but when we took a vacation in Florida in June, you bet I used it on DS.<br>
The world is not black and white. It is also grey (and brown, yellow, red, green....)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I enjoyed the article.<br>
What about MODERATION? We had hot dogs tonight, but that is the first time in months. Very little on that list I use, except laundry detergent. As another PP mentioned, sunscreen is still better than severe sunburn or skin cancer. I don't use it here, because there is no need, but when we took a vacation in Florida in June, you bet I used it on DS.<br>
The world is not black and white. It is also grey (and brown, yellow, red, green....)</div>
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yes, but as a pp mentioned, there are natural sun screens that don't contain dangerous chemicals.<br><br>
I liked the article. Of course some of those aren't as bad as lead paint in toys, but when you consider that many children (and adults) are exposed to them every single day then you can see how they are harmful over time. For everything on that list there is a natural, healthy alternative. You just have to do your research! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Sorry, but my kidlet is definitely wearing sunscreen. She's as fair as her mama, and I've had several horrible sunburns as a kid. staying out of the sun is not an option; I'll choose the protection every time.</div>
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there are natural/organic sunscreens without all of the dangerous chemicals you know.
 

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Hi-larious! Loved it, and it's true, most sheeple don't think about it. In fact, they think we're the <b><i>crazy</i></b> ones for thinking about those things! And you can get the natural varieties of sunscreen & hotdogs, but I think the point he was making was there is a danger in not getting enough un-sunscreened time to produce your vitamin d.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Sorry, but my kidlet is definitely wearing sunscreen. She's as fair as her mama, and I've had several horrible sunburns as a kid. staying out of the sun is not an option; I'll choose the protection every time.</div>
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The answer would be mineral sunscreen, much more common in Europe and healthier as it uses a mineral barrier against UV rays vs the chemical crap.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I like that article! But the way it was written, it would probably offend people if I sent it to them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> We already avoid almost everything on that list. (But DD does wear sunscreen if she's going to be at the splash park in the middle of the day here in the desert.)</div>
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OOOPS, I might have just offended all my vaxx friendly friends... Aaaah, so what! They should be used to it by now...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hyperbole and condescension/superiority ["Most parents have no concern whatsoever for any of these 20 things, ... It all just goes to show you that the sheeple will think anything ..."] are not effective educational devices to me.</div>
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Yeah....pretty hard to take that guy seriously, even if he does have good content. His tone is horrible.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yeah....pretty hard to take that guy seriously, even if he does have good content. His tone is horrible.</div>
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Hard to take this guy seriously because there are so many inaccuracies in this piece that I have no choice but to discredit the whole of it.<br><br>
His position on ADHD and antidepressant drugs is completely unscientific and irrational. There are all kinds of logical concerns to avoid their use, but his particular arguments are so silly a child could punch holes in them.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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Was it the antidepressant drugs, or possibly, hello? the DEPRESSION.<br><br>
Please don't send this article to mainstream friends and family, it makes us look bad!!
 

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Yes, his article reads like a scare story of its own--and his ADHD meds screed is almost completely wrong.
 

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Great artcle! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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