Wednesday, July 2

Caution: Avoid Everything

I have a certain friend who shall remain nameless that lives in California and she is starting to freak me out! Yesterday she sent me an e-mail with a link to an article talking about how consuming junk food and bad eating habits during pregnancies will cause kids to be obese and have high cholesterol and heart disease later in life. OK, it didn't say "Kirsten, you ate like shit during your pregnancies, and had way too much cheese, so your kids will be sick" but it could have. Today she sends a link about Sunscreens which I check out, only to discover that the Coppertone Bug & Sun and the No-Ad brand SPF 45 that I spread on my children are actually really bad. They could cause cancer, they test on animals . . maybe. They have a ton of questionable stuff in them. I looked at their list of the "Top 10" recommended brands and I didn't even recognize any of them. Maybe you have to go to other countries to get them? A lot of them were "California Baby" brand so maybe you have to live in CA to get them. Maybe we should move so that we will be safer. Of course, then we will have to worry about earthquakes and wildfires. A couple of weeks ago she was the one who sent me the link regarding "dry drowning" too! Although, that actually is a real thing and I am honestly glad she sent it, now I know the signs to look out for. My point is that the more information you seem to have about a subject the more confused you get. The Internet has all sorts of information, and you can find whatever you want to suit your own purpose with the click of the mouse. I'm sure if I went to the Coppertone site they would have their own study about how their sunscreen is so great. It worries me though . . . could I be making my kids sick? I guess I could worry myself sick about it, get it . . . ha ha.

2 comments:

mkaton said...

don't you know by now that everything we eat, drink, put on, clean with is bad for us somehow? Seriously don't feel bad! I use Coppertone Kids and Babies too so ...

Erin said...

What is dry drowning???