Friday, March 11, 2011
Wal-mart Bypasses Federal Regulators To Ban Controversial Flame Retardant - Wal-mart has plans to ban PBDEs, flame retardants found in many consumer goods that have been linked to problems with liver, thyroid, reproductive systems, and brain development in laboratory studies. I think this is a wonderful step and I hope that other retailers follow suit. On the other hand, I think it's really sad that a retailer is forced to listen to their consumers before the government takes action.
Zapping Sugar Cravings - An article by The Weston A. Price Foundation on sugar. I think most people don't realize how much sugar they're consuming and why it's bad for your body. It's in EVERYTHING these days either in the form of refined white sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, or even worse: artificial sweeteners. It's not just about avoiding the obvious things like cookies or candy or even soda. 100% juices, store bought bread, condiments, dry cereal, flavored yogurts all contain sugar/HFCS and it adds up quickly to something that becomes detrimental to your health.
The Thoughtful Parent's Guide to Thinking Through Vaccinations: Pro-Vaccine and Cautionary Resources - A great list of recommended reading material from both sides of the vaccine debate.
Are You a Professional Mother? - Point of view about embracing motherhood as a profession with desirable and real skills.
Why Mothers Kiss Their Babies - Obviously we kiss our babies because we love them. Because they're cute. And squishy. And just... wonderfully kissable! But this is an interesting article that delves into the biological reasons why we're hardwired to smooch on our beautiful babies.
Antibacterials and Disinfectants: Are They Necessary? - An enlightening article about germs. A must read for everyone!