Formaldehyde in your diet?

My younger siblings and my children know that I’m a broken record about some things – starting back in the 60’s and 70’s with warnings about  bad stuff that might be in the snow they loved to eat 🙂 … and then there were the cautions (!) about microwaving plastic plate and “glasses,” baby bottles, etc., and also, those awful stryo cups.  I’m constantly vindicated, but almost wish I weren’t.

“Styrene, which is used to make coffee cups and food
containers, among other products, are now considered to be
“reasonably anticipated” to be a human carcinogen, according to
the National Toxicology Program. Formaldehyde, in addition to
being used as a preservative in medical laboratories, is widely
used to make resins for household items, such as composite wood
products, paper product coatings and plastics. It is also in some
consumer products, such as hair-straighteners. Aristolochic
acids, which is a family of acids that occur naturally in some
plants, are found in some herbal remedies used to treat a variety
of conditions, including arthritis, gout and inflammation.
Styrene is a synthetic chemical used to make products such as
rubber, plastic, insulation, pipes, car parts and carpet backing.
Captafol, a fungicide used to control fungal diseases in fruits,
vegetables, plants and grasses, has been banned in the United
States since 1999. Inhalable glass-wool fibers are found in home
and building insulation. O-nitrotoluene is used to make dyes for
fabrics, leather and paper as well as agricultural chemicals,
rubber chemicals, pesticides and explosives. Riddelliine, which
is also found in some herbal medicines, including teas has been
found to cause cancer in rats and mice.”

taken from an article by Rob Stein, Washington Post, 11 Jun 11 for herbal-based vitamins that work to cleanse as they feed your body.

About Margo

Margo Linder has over 24 years experience helping clients ( gain better health with her products. She is a busy mother of ten (19 - 39) and grandmother of seventeen, who enjoys reading, sewing painting and interior design. Margo writes as if passing on bits of information to her very large family of children, their spouses and grandchildren - and anyone else who might be listening. She will explore how small life changes (tweaks) will make a huge difference to enjoyment of life and general well-being. The World Health Organization defines health in terms of complete physical, social and mental/psychological well-being. So this is about the "whole" person. She emphasizes that she is not a health professional or scientist, but offers food-for-thought from life experience, her health business and their scientists, her own research and common sense.
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