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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Yet another Government failing to do its job

Today, a friend - who is well aware of my rage that I release on my blog over child-safety recalls and our government who continues to make stupid decisions that not only affect our lives, but those of our young children, whom we will need in the future - sent me an email about the Chinese formula recall.

Thankfully the recall should not affect us here, but it is still very sad because thousands of babies were sickened and even worse, three died.

But then, in another email, more haunting news about BPA. After a finding that said BPA was harmless...now another group is saying the chemical is in fact harmful and is causing diabetes and heart problems in humans.

When will someone stand-up to the special-interests groups and start protecting the people who elect them?

Thanks K! And keep them coming...I love being the Recall WatchDog!

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3 comments:

Trish @ Another Piece of the Puzzle said...

Considering that I know someone who is in China at this very moment adopting a baby, I am hopeful that she brought all her own supplies and that the baby hasn't been affected by any of the bad products!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

I heard that about the formula this morning. So very, very sad. How can people do that to INFANTS?!?!?! I just can't understand.

Scary on the BPA thing. But it doesn't come as any huge surprise. It would be nice if people would try and find things out BEFORE they used them for food related materials but for some reason that's just too expensive/time consuming and we'd rather wait and find out the danger when we're dying of some disease or another. Ugh.

Here's another book I think you'd really like, although it might be outdated by now: Our Stolen Future by Colborn and a few others. Even though it might be outdated (I think some of the chemicals it talks about are not used in baby toys anymore for instance), the concepts of the book remain current - that we need to figure out what we're doing before we go ahead & feed stuff to our babies and ourselves. A really, really good/interesting read.

mb said...

Did you hear about the soccer nets that were just recalled? The gap in netting is 5" and not 4" just enough for a toddler to get his head caught in and choked... oh wait that did happen and her son died while her she held his head and tried to pry it away from his neck. It was sold all summer and has been on the market for over 4 months and get this... no one checked to see if the regs were ok! Way to go Gob'ment! Way to check the imported toys for the same regs and US mad ones! I am sure the first thank you is from that mother!