Archive for October, 2005

busted blog

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* KABOOM *

I new this day would come… the server hosting the images for my blog template has done away with them and thus, this blog looks like garbagio.

It sits now in limbo not because I am too lazy to fix it, but because I am too busy to fix it. Moreover, it’s about time that I start with the annual fees to get my own domain and private webspace. 2006 will see some changes.

Slippery pink pans cause & cure Cancer?

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This week’s Canadian Tire flyer is advertising the sale of a pink frypan:

…a portion of the net proceeds for the sale of this product will be donated to Rethink Breast Cancer

Isn’t that sort of a stupid idea since there is so much debate (and litigation) as to whether or not Teflon (and other non-stick coatings) cause cancer?

Heck, even MacLean’s magazine had an article just a few months entitled “Teflon Troubles” (Note, PFOA is a chemical used in the production process to create Teflon):

In January, the Environmental Protection Agency released a draft report on PFOA, saying there was “suggestive evidence of carcinogenicity, but not sufficient to assess human carcinogenic potential.” Critics accused the EPA of flinching from its own guidelines. “If you need to be proactive about any chemical, this is it,” says Timothy Kropp, senior scientist at the Washington-based Environmental Working Group, a consumer watchdog. “Because once it’s out there, it’s out there — you can’t get rid of it.”…

…In a company report, DuPont acknowledges that the widespread prevalence of PFOA in human blood “raises questions that should be addressed.”

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