Join the Nanoparticle in Baby Formula Facebook Party
Yesterday, I posted an article on the study recently released by Friends of the Earth. If you missed it, you can read it here. Let me warn you that the topic is a more than a bit shocking.
Nanoparticles are tiny little engineered particles, about 1,000 times thinner than a human hair! The term ‘nanotechnology’ basically describes the manipulation of things at a really, really small scale, several hundred times smaller than our blood cells.
The interesting and also the concerning thing about manipulating materials at this scale is that familiar substances change in ways that scientists may not expect or predict.
Let me give you an example. We’re all familiar with the thick white sunscreen worn by lifeguards, etc. If we use nanotechnology to reduce the size of those particles to the nanoscale, suddenly those white zinc particles become transparent. This can be useful. The problem is that at this tiny scale, the particles change in other ways as well. We now know that those zinc nanoparticles are also much more toxic than the larger zinc particles – and unfortunately that appears to be true of many nanoparticles.
We are participating in a Facebook Party TOMORROW (Thursday) for Friends of the Earth to spread awareness of this topic and urge Gerber, Similac, Enfamil & Advantage to reformulate WITHOUT such potentially dangerous ingredients.
Join Mamavation and Friends of the Earth THURSDAY at 6pm PST/9pm EST for aFacebook Party on the Mamavation Fan page to bring awareness to this issue.
Details of the Nanoparticle Facebook Party
Who: Friends of the Earth & Mamavation
When: Thursday, May 19th
Time: 6pm PST/9pm EST
Where: Mamavation Facebook Fan Page
- $25 Whole Foods Gift Card, Dr. Bronners All-One Peppermint toothpaste, Goddess Gardens Organic facial sunscreen & everyday spray (1 winner)
- $50 Whole Foods Gift Cards, Dr. Bronners All-One Peppermint toothpaste, Goddess Gardens Organic facial sunscreen & everyday spray (5 winners)
- Grand Prize: $125 Whole Foods Gift Card, Dr. Bronners All-One Peppermint toothpaste, Goddess Gardens Organic facial sunscreen & everyday spray (1 winner)
How to RSVP: Click here
Looking forward to seeing you Thursday at 6pm PST/9pm EST!