Thursday, November 20, 2008

Quick Soapbox

This is why we don't want or have plastic toys, sippy cups, plates, cups, etc.

http://www.oregontoxics.org/plastics1.html


Children are more vulnerable to toxic harm than adults because they are smaller, consume more air, food, and water for each pound of body weight than adults, and they put more things into their mouths.

Accordingly, children are more susceptible to damage from environmental threats because their bodies, brains, organs, and central nervous system are undergoing extensive growth and development throughout infancy and early childhood.


NEW RESEARCH on Children’s Exposure from Toxics in the Environmental

Exposure to toxics can cause irreparable damage to a child’s health and cognitive abilities. New research from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warned that chemicals in the environment are implicated in asthma, acute bronchitis and upper-respiratory infections, cancer, mental retardation and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Scientific conclusions about what might be a “safe” threshold of exposure have been continuously revised downward. What ten years ago was considered a “safe” level of mercury for human consumption is now known to be a harmful level. Lead and asbestos, once commonly used and promoted as safe, have proven to be harmful at any level of exposure.

REDUCING TOXICS IN YOUR HOME SHOULD BE A GOAL.

This is why

we don't want or have plastic toys, sippy cups, plates, cups, etc.

http://www.oregontoxics.org/plastics1.html


Children are more vulnerable to toxic harm than adults because they are smaller, consume more air, food, and water for each pound of body weight than adults, and they put more things into their mouths.

Accordingly, children are more susceptible to damage from environmental threats because their bodies, brains, organs, and central nervous system are undergoing extensive growth and development throughout infancy and early childhood.


NEW RESEARCH on Children’s Exposure from Toxics in the Environmental

Exposure to toxics can cause irreparable damage to a child’s health and cognitive abilities. New research from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warned that chemicals in the environment are implicated in asthma, acute bronchitis and upper-respiratory infections, cancer, mental retardation and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Scientific conclusions about what might be a “safe” threshold of exposure have been continuously revised downward. What ten years ago was considered a “safe” level of mercury for human consumption is now known to be a harmful level. Lead and asbestos, once commonly used and promoted as safe, have proven to be harmful at any level of exposure.

REDUCING TOXICS IN YOUR HOME SHOULD BE A GOAL.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Home Cooked Meals

A: Home is just plain. (Stated while lobbying for a meal at any restaurant in the TJ's plaza):

Planning

A: When I get bigger, I want to be a horse rider and pancake maker.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Water Fun

Eamon and Aine wanted to blow up some leftover birthday balloons we had in the cupboard. The balloons were impossible to blow up, so I suggested water balloons. They loved the idea. I filled all the balloons, and they went to work.

Putting Up


We "put up" 16 quarts of applesauce today. We found some organic apples for $.77/pound at our local grocer. We bought a box and decided to can applsauce. It was a long day, but we had a lot of fun.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

WOOT WOOT

Deconstructing


Eamon is fascinated with how things work and how to build things. We have a portable CD player that doesn't work, so Eamon decided to fix it. He took the player apart and investigated the inner workings before taking the whole board apart.