Monday, November 03, 2003

WBKO | Is It OK to Breastfeed in Public?: " Daniel K. Hoh
"When feeding your baby, the medical community agrees breast is best. Nursing behind closed doors is one thing, but how do you feel about mothers nursing in public?

That was the question posed by an AOL-Parenting magazine survey recently. They apparently hit a hot button as 13,000 people responded within only a few days. Seventy-three percent said breastfeeding in public was OK for mothers to do." - EPA: Company to Phase Out Flame Retardants
"By Associated Press
November 3, 2003, 6:49 PM EST
WASHINGTON -- An Indiana company has agreed to cease production voluntarily of two widely used flame-retardant chemicals by the end of 2004, the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday.

EPA said the Great Lakes Chemical Corp., of West Lafayette, Ind., will stop making Penta and Octa and quickly shift to safer alternatives. The chemicals are PBDEs -- polybrominated diphenyl ethers -- commonly used in upholstery, electronics and other foam and plastic products. "