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To: little jeremiah

Some people here think EVERYTHING the government does as far as oversight or standards goes is MEDDLIN'! Know what? Sometimes substances get into things we use and they end up being harmful. It's not necessarily through "evil intent" that they got there, but it would be pretty hard for a single citizen to take a corporation to task.

Yes, the government can abuse its power--and does, all too often.

But take it from a father who stood over his expiring 12-year-old daughter in the ER when she suffered an allergic reaction to a substance in a nail polish she tried: Stuff's out there that can kill you. My daughter pulled through, but it was close.

There were other reports of similar reactions, and the company moved fast to change its formulation. I think companies are more responsive these days...and I also think they'd be less responsive if they didn't think some governing body would clamp down at some point.

So, while it's a little long for a bumper sticker, here's my point: GIVE ME JUST ENOUGH GOVERNMENT TO KEEP ME SAFE WITHOUT KILLING ME.


18 posted on 05/16/2005 7:09:08 AM PDT by John Robertson
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To: John Robertson

"But take it from a father who stood over his expiring 12-year-old daughter in the ER when she suffered an allergic reaction to a substance in a nail polish she tried: Stuff's out there that can kill you. My daughter pulled through, but it was close."

Good point, John. We had a girl in town that had an allergic reaction to celery of all things. And it was the celery, not some chemical on the celery that she reacted to.

I like your bumper sticker idea. :)


20 posted on 05/16/2005 7:16:35 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: John Robertson

I have a life-threatening allergy to latex, seriously. Being around latex gives me an asthma attack. Wearing a glove could put me in your daughter's position in the ER. With that, comes a host of other allergies to plants and foods similar to latex in some way: bananas, kiwis, avocados, etc. And, of all things, birthday party balloons. I blew one up once, and my tongue and whole face swelled, I ended up in the ER.

I don't see latex being banned.


23 posted on 05/16/2005 7:43:39 AM PDT by Judith Anne (Thank you St. Jude for favors granted.)
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