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July 2009

Sunbeds and Baby Bottles

Where has the time gone?  We have had quite a few guests this July and along with babysitting my two grandchildren, I have been busy.  However, today I read the newspaper all the way through, which I have not taken the liberty to do in a long time, and I found the following articles quite interesting.

The first article was about tanning beds.  The International Agency for Research on Cancer has moved ultra-violet emitting tanning beds to its highest cancer risk category.  Calling them "carcinogenic to humans" they have been ranked with cigarettes, arsenic and asbestos in posing the greatest threat of cancer.  There's the reason why I don't care to get an artificial tan.

The second was about finding a  toxic chemical in "BPA-free" baby bottles.  Apparently, Health Canada scientists have found the hormone disrupter bisphenol A leaching into the liquid of plastic baby bottles that have been marketed to parents as being free of this chemical.  I am not aware of this chemical or the harm it can do; but it is shocking that the bottles were advertised as being free of the chemical.  When contacted, the manufacturers challenged the research saying there must be a problem with the way it was conducted.

Well, it is time to prepare my house for the next set of guests who will be arriving while we are away.