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Aug 17, 2010

Naturally Protect Your Skin From Mosquito Bites

Taken from Care2's 'Daily Action':
Before you head for the hills or enjoy an outdoor evening BBQ, think twice about using DEET-based mosquito repellents.
Research shows that regular use of chemical repellents like DEET can:

  • Damage brain cells and Interact with medications.
  • Cause brain cell death and behavioural changes- as observed in animals exposed to DEET after frequent and prolonged use. *
  • Result in up to 15% of DEET being absorbed by the skin into the bloodstream.

Learn from Michelle Schoffro Cook how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from mosquitoes without covering your skin in dangerous chemicals.
Mosquito-Free Naturally
Here are some of Michelle's recommendations for natural mosquito repellents: (N.B. see details on each via the link supplied)
- Citronella
- Soy oil
- Catnip
- NEEM seed oil
- Lavender essential oil
- Garlic
Michelle Schoffro Cook, BSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM
*This of course means that animals in laboratories suffered 'frequent and prolonged' cruel experiments.
I implore you not to reward the people making money from DEET products with your custom. 
It is your choice... you can:

Nov 21, 2009
McDonalds Takes Out Shame Hat Trick in Food Marketing Awards - Parenting Australia

World  (tags: maccas, mcdonalds, shame_award, shame, australia, parenting, children )
- 20 minutes ago -

Exerpt from Parenting Australia magazine:
"Australian parents have voted McDonald's sponsorship of an online maths tutorial as one of the year's most irresponsible marketing promotions, dubbing it the winner of the Techno Hack category in the annual children's food marketing Fame & Shame Awards."

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Oct 16, 2009
Your Pledge for the Children of Ethiopia
Children are the most vulnerable to nutritional deficits and the first to suffer when there is a food shortage.
* 75,000 children under the age of five
live with severe acute malnutrition
* 25-50% of children with severe acute
malnutrition die without proper treatment
But there is hope for the children of Ethiopia.
UNICEF-supported therapeutic feeding programs have been set up...

leading to a significant drop in mortality rates for malnourished children.
What can you do?
Bring international attention to the plight of these children
and the benefits of the therapeutic feeding programs...
Pledge to get the story out in your community today.
* Click on any of the highlighted linksto make your pledge
* Write a post on your blog or profile page about the drought in Ethiopia.
* Explain to your friends and family, book group or social club how malnourishment is affecting Ethiopian children.

* Send this pledge to five friends so they can keep spreading the word!
Many thanks for your pledge,
(and for not succumbing to apathy)
Jenny Dooley, Care2 member
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