More Reasons to keep Tots Chemical-Free

Both during and after birth, our tiny ones are just so unbelievably vulnerable. Their systems, their tissue, their organs. Heck, their size.

We know it’s important for all of us, but it’s soooo hard to keep it all straight sometimes, not to mention the extra work of finding quality products.
But let’s not forget why we are doing it, that it really does make a difference.

CHECK OUT THE FOLLOWING IF YOU NEED TO BE REMINDED:
Click on THE IMAGE IN THIS LINK to see the study here:

    (and click around in the study, there is a lot of very startling information contained)
    http://archive.ewg.org/reports/bodyburden2/

    FROM THE WASHINGTON POST:
    …Autoimmune diseases — a group of about 100 conditions in which the body’s immune system turns on the body itself — are reaching epidemic proportions. In the past decade, 15 top medical journals have reported rising rates of lupus, multiple sclerosis, scleroderma, Crohn’s disease, Addison’s disease and polymyositis in industrialized countries around the world. Over the past 40 years, rates of Type 1 diabetes have increased fivefold; in children 4 and under, it’s increasing 6 percent a year.

    LINK TO ARTICLE HERE:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/14/AR2008031403386.html

      VACCINE CONCERNS BEGIN TO GET SUPPORT IN COURT:

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    Published on: 03/06/08
    In a move autism family advocates call unprecedented, federal health officials have concluded that childhood vaccines contributed to symptoms of the disorder in a 9-year-old Georgia girl.
    Link to the story HERE:
    http://www.ajc.com/search/content/health/stories/2008/03/06/autism_0306.html

      FEEDING FORMULA? THEN READ THIS ABOUT CONTAINERS:

    Liquid infant formula from the top manufacturers is sold in cans lined with a toxic chemical linked to reproductive disorders and neurobehavioral problems in laboratory animals, according to an investigation by Environmental Working Group (EWG). The chemical is almost as common in the packaging of powdered formula, with 4 of the top 5 companies acknowledging its use.

    LINK TO FULL ARTICLE:
    http://www.ewg.org/reports/infantformula

    AND MORE HERE:

    FDA relied on industry studies to judge safety

Response comes in congressional inquiry on use of bisphenol A

By SUSANNE RUST
srust@journalsentinel.com

Posted: March 21, 2008

Ignoring hundreds of government and academic studies showing a chemical commonly found in plastic can be harmful to lab animals at low doses, the Food and Drug Administration determined the chemical was safe based on just two industry-funded studies that didn’t find harm.

http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=730965

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