Thursday, April 5, 2012

Thursday's Truths and Tidbits

Another Thursday's rolled around. How did that happen so fast?

If you read yesterday's post, you know how great Bethany thinks Lulu's in the Fluff Glamour Wash is for cleaning her son's cloth diapers. And you know that I like it just as well for cleaning my laundry. What you didn't know is that you can now WIN A BAG so you can discover its awesomeness for yourself! Happy Baby Company has graciously offered to send a full size bag of Lulu's in the Fluff Glamour Wash to someone in the Green Grandma community. How wonderful is that? And there are several ways to enter. Just scroll down to the bottom of the review and enter as many times as you'd like via the Rafflecopter widget. The winner will be announced on April 10th.

Okay, on to some other Thursday tidbits. Did you hear that the FDA shot down the ban on BPA in food packaging? How disturbing is that?? Apparently, they rejected the petition by the NRDC (National Resources Defense Council) calling for a ban. The FDA claims there is not enough "scientific data" necessary for a ban. Yeah, right. How about there isn't any monetary benefit to them to justify a ban! I mean, really ... who is padding their pockets?! Oops ... did just say that?!

According to the FDA's website, the National Toxicology Program expressed concern to the FDA about BPA's effects on the brain, behavior and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children. However, they still see no reason to limit exposure to this toxic chemical. What?!

I don't know about you, but this makes me really angry! The only thing we can do to protect our families at this point, is to keep alert! Buy food in jars, for one thing. Even though the lids are often lined with BPA, the possibility of leaching is far less than when the food is encased in a BPA-lined can. Fortunately, more and more companies, like Campbell's, are choosing to phase out BPA. And there are conscientious companies out there that avoid BPA altogether, such as Eden Foods.

For more info on avoiding BPA, check out this report on the Environmental Working Group's website.

And be proactive! Sign the petitions, write letters/emails to the companies. Demand change! The time has ended for consumers, and moms in particular, to keep quiet. We know the FDA does not care about the health and safety of our children. They just proved it once again.

That's it for this Thursday. Be safe, my friends,


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