Book Review: Toxic Deception

Written by Granny’s Mettle

Inrepparttar book, TOXIC DECEPTION, authors Dan Fagin and Marianne Lavelle talked aboutrepparttar 119156 ways and means today's manufacturers were able to hide their "deceptive practices", and keep harmful products inrepparttar 119157 market even withrepparttar 119158 availability of safer and cheaper alternatives.

According torepparttar 119159 book, there are secret industry documents and internal records fromrepparttar 119160 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), showing howrepparttar 119161 chemical industry distorted scientific studies to produce results that are according to their advantage. They have twisted facts and figures to misleadrepparttar 119162 consumers onrepparttar 119163 dangers of four (4) common chemicals investigated in Toxic Deception. In addition,repparttar 119164 book also told about EPA's inaction to stop these chemical manufacturers from making their products available to consumers.

At present, all four chemicals remain inrepparttar 119165 market and are reported to be in wide use despite significant evidence that they cause cancer and other terrible health problems. These chemicals are usually present inrepparttar 119166 pesticides commonly used in households.

The book relates that scientific studies have come out with evidence that children are more than twice as likely to acquire leukemia if pest strips have been used in their homes. Similarly, dogs have 30 percent probability of contracting lymphoma if their owners spray 2,4-D on their lawns. 2,4-D isrepparttar 119167 name ofrepparttar 119168 most common herbicide inrepparttar 119169 market.

On dog bites and other dog injuries… (Part 1)

Written by Granny’s Mettle

Dog bites are very common injuries for both adults and children. They can cause serious consequences from permanent disfigurement to psychological trauma. Worse, they could also result to death. No one is protected from sudden attacks of dogs.

In protecting oneself, always remember that there's no such thing as a dog that doesn't bite. In fact, statistics show that most cases of dog bite injuries are from those that are considered as pets.

So to protect yourself and your family from getting bitten, here is some information you need to know that may be helpful:

Basic Steps to Safety •DO NOT approach a dog, especially when you are not familiar withrepparttar animal. Even when you knowrepparttar 119155 dog, askrepparttar 119156 owner's permission before you try to touch or pet it. When you haverepparttar 119157 owner's permission, extendrepparttar 119158 back of your hand and allowrepparttar 119159 dog to sniff you before you try to touch or pet it. Rule of thumb: EXTEND THE BACK OF YOUR HAND. NOT YOUR FINGERS. •DO NOT try to touchrepparttar 119160 dog when it's eating. •DO NOT touch or pet a resting or sleeping dog. Always remember that dogs should always be aware of your approach. •DO NOT approach a mother dog that has puppies, particularly ifrepparttar 119161 mother is nursing. •DO NOT stare a dog inrepparttar 119162 eyes, especially ifrepparttar 119163 dog is strange or seem threatening. If you have information or you suspect thatrepparttar 119164 dog is abused or neglected, take extra care in approaching it. Consider thatrepparttar 119165 dog may be dangerous. •DO NOT getrepparttar 119166 dog very excited or engage it in excessive rough play. The dog's instincts may overpower its self-control. •DO NOT let a dog feel cornered. Exercise extra care in small or enclosed areas. Dogs feel trapped when in a place too small for them to find an exit. •DO NOT leave your baby or toddler with a dog. It doesn't matter thatrepparttar 119167 dog is a pet. Some experts say that no child underrepparttar 119168 age of ten should be left alone with a dog. You never know when or what might triggerrepparttar 119169 dog's reaction to your child. •DO NOT back away from a strange dog. It may think that you're playing with it.

Children Should Always be Protected Aside from not leaving your children with dogs, it is important to teach them on how to behave when inrepparttar 119170 company of dogs. Parents and guardians should also provide appropriate supervision for young children when dogs are present.

Experts contend that children underrepparttar 119171 age of ten should not be left alone with a dog for they may not be able to behave appropriately around it. Also, experts say thatrepparttar 119172 children are too small to defend themselves when attacked even by a small dog.

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