Friday, April 09, 2004

Scripps Howard News Service
April 08, 2004
"Maine is about to become the first state to ban a widely used flame retardant that has been found in the breast milk of American and European women and that studies show is accumulating rapidly in people, wildlife and the environment. A bill approved this week by the Maine legislature bans the sale of products containing the brominated flame retardant known as deca beginning Jan. 1, 2008. The ban is contingent on a finding by the state Department of Environmental Protection and the legislature that safer alternatives are available...."
Avoid Feeding Babies Fluoridated Water, Researchers Caution
Posted by NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation on Friday April 9, 2004 at 3:33 am MST
"New York - April 2204 - Infant formulas prepared with fluoridated water increase dental fluorosis risk, according to the April 2004 Journal of the American College of Nutrition(1) and other studies. To prevent this tooth staining, researchers caution against mixing infant formulas with fluoridated water...."