Monday, February 22, 2010
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is pursuing some food manufacturers such as hot dog manufacturers, to place a mandatory warning label on their packaging. Studies have shown that 1 small child dies from chocking on food every 5 days. Apparently hot dogs are 17% involved in those choking incidents. Any food that can cause choking in small children such as popcorn or hard candy, etc., would be required to have a warning label. The AAP mentioned that some food that naturally comes in a shape or form that can cause chocking, for example grapes, would not require the label warning. Only foods that are manufactured or processed, would be affected.
Of course some hot dog manufacturers, among other food manufacturers, are not happy with having to place a warning label on their products. They feel it would deter parents of small children from purchasing their products. It's important to mention that 2 well known hot dog manufacturers have already labeled their products with warnings, prior to the AAP's request. These hot dog manufacturers are Oscar Mayer and Ballpark.
It's important to not just have warning labels but to educate and warn parents of small children about the possibility of them choking on food. Parents should be educated on how to feed their children, on how to cut certain foods into small pieces, etc. We hope that the AAP's request will at least start people talking about the risks, especially when feeding hotdogs to kids.
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Monday, February 15, 2010
Universities are not only having shootings now from students, but also from professors too! It seems like professors as well as students will have to go through metal detectors now. What a shame...
By looking at Amy Bishop's photo, you would think she was a humble quiet woman and not the violent criminal that is being exposed. Initially news reports surfaced prior information about her killing her brother. That 1986 crime was declared by authorities as an accidental death. Now it has been discovered that she also was a suspect in a mail bombing threat against a Harvard Medical School professor in 1993. Looks can definitely be deceiving!
How could a person with 2 previous criminal suspicions become a professor at a university? A person that definitely should be a role model for our children, should have had a background check done before getting hired. Do universities give background checks to potential professors? Why was there not a red flag raised when her background was checked? Assuming it was checked, did they just ignore the results? I'm sure authorities will discover more clues in her past that lead her to commit this most recent horrible crime.
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010
TASER International just came out with another color for the TASER C2. The C2 was already available in Black Pearl, Electric Blue, Metallic Pink, Titanium Silver, Red Hot Red, Fashion Pink and now it also comes in TASER Yellow! They have been offering their TASER X26c model in yellow, for a while. So it's no surprise that they also came out with this new color for the C2.
The TASER Yellow C2 will be available very soon to the general public, so check for it occasionally on WomenOnGuard.com. Better yet, place your order today and we will send it to you the minute it comes in!
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