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Yet another example of how we are killing ourselves. A study from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found that many of the leading baby and children’s products contain formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane, both of which are considered probable human carcinogens by the EPA. Thirty-two of 48 products tested and people, I am talking some of the products that we all know so well and grew up with, are potentially killing us. Since I have had all these problems with allergies and rashes and have really paid attention to what is in most of the things we put in and on our bodies, I have truly been amazed. We are quite literally killing ourselves.
Toothpastes, deodorants, shampoos, conditioners, even your breakfast cereal has so many unpronounceable and quite honestly unnecessary ingredients. When I had the skin patch test performed, literally they tested me for chemical compounds and chemicals that I didn’t even know existed, yet were in almost every product that me or my family used on a daily basis in one way or another. People, this is like when people in the 20’s and 30’s were dumping chemicals into the brooks and streams next to the factories that they were working in and living by. Evidently, this is going to bite us all in the bottom. Hopefully, our children are not the ones to bear the brunt of this ignorance.
I am really having a difficult time adjusting to this Daylight Savings Time thing – and I really don’t know why. I hate, hate, hate getting up when it is still dark and tonight I was working and realized that it was after 6 — whoops — it totally didn’t seem like dinner time, it was still so bright and sunny outside — sorry guys. Dinner tonight was more like a snack before bedtime – we ate at 7:30 on a school night. Just finished up now, gosh I am a slacker!
I hope that adjust soon — I think that once the snow is gone and it seems like it should be daylight in the evenings, things will be better. Of course, when the sun is blinding me at 4:30 a.m. I am sure that I will wish for these dark mornings!
It’s cold, it’s windy – we are stuck in a sort of purgatory here in Vermont. No real signs of spring – although I heard on the radio that people are already reporting cluster flies (now there is something that I can completely do without). There is still some snow, a lot of ice from the snow that melted and even more brown grass and frozen mud. Today is not supposed to get very warm, it is windy as all heck outside and it is supposed to be -5 tonight. Wonderful weather to stay inside by the woodstove – at least we still have that.