Monday, October 4, 2010

Daily Gasp 09.03.10

Invisible shrimp in your water???

Today there is a report out that the water in New York City is laced with microscopic copepods (aka, shrimp), in every glass of water you drink.  I read this on my O’fieldstream Twitter feed this morning, posted by DoctorMom, who runs the forum.  

This is a social issue with groups who do not eat – for religious reasons – shellfish.  But it’s a health risk as well: for all those who are anaphylactic reactive to chitin : the material that makes up the shells in shellfish and most insects.  Chitin is what the source of the allergy.  So this is a serious problem.

Below was my response to the alarmed reactions of several forum readers.  Preventative action is not only simply, but easy to implement. That’s why I’m repeating it here on YOSAKIME. 

Also .. take note of the RED BOLD section near the end… lest you believe this problem ONLY exists in big city water supplies. 

Think AGAIN !!

This is WHY I take a Brita Filtration System with me and filter ALL water I drink. I’m allergic to shellfish. I’ve had over a dozen anaphylactic reactions; nearly cleared the ‘big hurdle’ on two of them. So drinking crustacean laced water is NOT an option.

But seriously, in all those cities mentioned .. and many, many more … crustacean laced water is the LEAST of your worries when you drink it. Bottled water is NOT the answer. Much of it is nothing more than bottled, w/out filtering, tap water. Plus, w/bottled water you have the untenable action of plastic bottle proliferation.

Just get yourself a good Brita or comparable water-filtration device and filter your -tap water- BEFORE you drink it. It’s a good idea NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE.

Oh, BTW – for those who live in close proximity to any USA freshwater source that is a ‘collection system’ (aka, lake or reservoir) .. you TOO will likely be drinking crustacean laced waters. They are called mysis shrimp (Mysidacea) So become knowledgeable and therefore, forewarned.

It may be a bit of an imposed inconvenience .. but so is getting sick and/or dying!


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Daily Gasp 09.23.10

Marketplace Product Placement: It's WRONG, help Fix It .. NOW!

One of the members on the Australian Forum, MCS News Australia #1, Katarina Holgersson, has begun writing a proposal for grocery stores in Australia to separate the scented/fragrance products from the foods, unscented and hypo-allergenic products.  Katarina's article will come out soon, it is currently being edit and review stage.  I will point to it as soon as it is released.
Meanwhile Katarina, at the suggestion of another member of MCS Australia (Judith Hombravella) has started a Petition to gain signatures, worldwide, to get changes in the product placement of fragrance/scented products away from food, unscented and hypoallergenic products, established in groceries around the world.  
To sign the Petition go here: GoPetition: Supermarket Food Contamination MUST Cease!
Even if you're not a sufferer of MCS you should sign this Petition for three (3) reasons:
  • 1. Chances are you know someone - whether you know it or not - that is an MCS sufferer and you will be doing them a great service in supporting this change in marketing and point-of-purchase operations.
  • 2. No one knows when or if they will become a member of the MCS community.  MCS is not genetic or communicative. MCS is not a disease or sickness. MCS is a condition and it CAN happen to anyone... even YOU.
  • 3. Supporting the health and safety of your fellow human is of the First Order of the Social Responsibility Imperative: "Do unto others as YOU would have THEM do unto YOU."  It is the right thing to do.  You would appreciate it IF it were you in the sufferers position.

So, please support the MCS movement for products safety in the grocery and supermarket environment TODAY!
Again, the Petition is found and signable HERE >  GoPetition: Supermarket Food Contamination MUST Cease!