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A few years ago I was at a outdoor function in Pinehurst. The Tea Party rep was dressed in
revolutionary garb and giving out pocket size copies of the constitution. On the back of the
publication was a label for the Moore County Tea Party. When I returned home, I peeled off
the label and lo and behold....where did the Tea Party get their supply of the constitution...
GPO.....Government Printing Office..... I guess the Feds are OK when they serve YOUR purpose!
This dog has been returned to its owner
According to 2010 statistics by the College Board, NC is #38;
Myth: "Amish Don't Have Autism"
News by Sullivan
(May 19, 2010) in Health / Autism
One of the topics that comes up over and over online is “The Amish don’t vaccinate” and “the Amish don’t have autism”. Both statements are incorrect. The Amish have no religious prohibition against vaccination and they do have autism.
The question of autism amongst the Amish has been studied and is being presented at the IMFAR autism conference this week. The paper, Prevalence Rates of Autism Spectrum Disorders Among the Old Order Amish, demonstrates a preliminary prevalence of 1 in 271 as the prevalence of autism amongst Amish children in two Amish communities: Holmes County, Ohio and Elkhart-Lagrange County, Indiana.
Your family was very fortunate; mine was not. My 18 month old cousin died from polio as his helpless parents watched. My aunt (a different relative) contracted measles in her first trimester and gave birth to a beautiful baby girl who was blind, deaf and brain damaged.
More likely than vaccines to be the culprit, it is BPA which is still being
studied as a possible link to autism. The toxicity could be transferred to the developing fetus through the mother and then the infant could come into direct contact after birth.
Last March, the Environmental Working Group reported the results of a study in which a national analytical laboratory tested 97 cans of food for BPA. The cans were purchased at supermarkets in Atlanta; Oakland, Calif.; and Clinton, Conn.
The study found that:
Cans of chicken soup, infant formula, and ravioli had the highest BPA levels.
1 in 3 cans of infant formula had BPA levels "200 times the government's traditional safe level of exposure for industrial chemicals."
Overall, 1 in 10 cans tested had high levels of BPA.
Beverage cans have fewer BPA residues; canned pasta and canned soups have the highest levels.
BPA is an ingredient in many plastic products. A conservation group, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, notes that plastic bottles with the recycling number 7 (except new bio-labeled plastics) usually contain BPA.
Plastic baby bottles and "sippy" cups often contain BPA. Concerned parents should avoid using these products if they are old, scratched, or have a cloudy, cracked appearance.
To limit BPA exposure, the Environmental Working Group recommends:
Consider using powdered formula, rather than canned formula, if your infant tolerates them.
Avoid number 7 plastics, although not all contain BPA. Choose number 1, number 2, and number 4 plastics.
Use glass baby bottles, or those made with polypropylene and polyethylene.
Pliable, milk-colored plastic does not contain BPA.
Medela-brand bottles used to store breast milk are BPA-free.
Metal water bottles may be lined with BPA-containing plastic.
Avoid using plastic containers in the microwave.
Avoid using old, scratched plastic bottles.
Some plastic wraps contain BPA, although Saran and other brands "promise to be BPA free."
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