Sunday, May 23, 2010

Dangers of Talc Powder

Talc powder. We all know what it is right? I don’t believe we do or we still would not be using it, especially on our babies.

Talc powder is actually a mineral derived from talc rocks. The rock are crushed and dried before milling. Then trace minerals are extracted from the talc powder during processing; however, talc contains tiny fibers that are too small to be eliminated during processing. These fibers have a similar structure to asbestos.

Did you know, Talc powder has been linked to ovarian cancer? The Cancer Prevention Coalition in Chicago claims that regular talc powder usage in the groin area increases the risk of developing ovarian cancer. Talc powder has been found in malignant tumor cells from ovarian cancer patients.

But worse yet is the danger to infants and children, when they inhale it into their lungs. The particles are tiny enough to enter deep into the lung tissues and elicit an inflammatory response. This results in breathing difficulties, swelling of the airways, pneumonia, asphyxiation or death. According to a report made by the Nassau County Medical Center in East Meadow, NY, there are close to 50 local poison control calls per year concerning small children inhaling talc powder.

Baby powder is the most common product on the market containing talc powder, but it is also found in women's hygiene products, including sanitary napkins, panty liners and deodorant powders. It is a common ingredient in scented bath and body powders and deodorant, and can be found in small amounts in chalk, soap, flea powder, pesticides, insulation and paper.

So be an informed consumer. Do your research and decide if you want to use talc or not. I did mine and that is why I created a talc free alternative to use on my granddaughter Hailey and myself.

More information on dangers of Talc:
Cancer Prevention Coalition

Talcum Powder: The Hidden Dangers

Understand Hidden Dangers of Talc Powder

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Bus Driver

What Bus Drivers Mean to Me

Catherine Rogers

Do you know why bus drivers are special to me?
Isn't it plain to see?
Doesn't matter if you're big, tall or small,
They are there for us all!

Over highways, rural roads, and even under a tree,
Steering those big, yellow buses as safely as can be.
They will say it's not for the love of money
But for the children that makes our lives sunny.

If there is a friend in need,
Our drivers are willing to give indeed!
That is why bus drivers are so special to me!

School is almost out and its time to show appreciation for all the teachers and bus drivers. Please don't forget your bus drivers. School bus drivers have an extremely hard job. They have to drive huge vehicles, keep a bunch of unruly kids in line and follow safety precautions to make sure everyone arrives to school and back home again safely. Lets remember to show them your support with some simple expressions of thanks and appreciation at the end of this school year.

You could :
Give them a gift card
Children can draw them a picture
Make them a piece of jewelry from a kit
Put together a little gift basket
Give them a goody bag of sweets that contains Extra gum for going the extra mile, a 100 Grand bar as an appreciation bonus, Starlight mints because she is a shining star and Smarties candies for being so smart about road safety

No matter what your budget is, you can find a way to show your bus driver a little appreciation for taking care of your child safely.

Add a little note and deliver sometime in the last week of school. It will make their day!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Soldier Box

We were able to mail a new box of goodies to our soldiers today. Today our box went to a Navy unit in Afghanistan, who also have K9 (dogs) and are working with the Army. They have both Men and a few woman in the group. We get our names/addresses from We included things they stated they need plus we sent some extra goodies!

I want to send out a special thank you to @teal64 and @Gabby_da_Tabby from Twitter who helped make this goodie box possible with their donations. We are grateful to our wonderful customers and their thoughtfulness.

We included:
Beef Jerky

Jaw Breakers
Sunflower Seeds
Bag of Blow Pops
Hawaiian Punch Drink mix singles
Allergy Antihistamine tablets
Peppermint foot powder
Lip Balm
Eye Tears/wash
Cuticle Balm
Soap Bars (2) Lever , 1 Cucumber Melon and 1 Ocean Storm
Shampoo and conditioner samples
Anti-Diarrhea tablets
Hydrocortisone Cream
Word Search Books
Blank Journals
People Crackers (for the dogs)

God Bless our Troops
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