What is going on in the world?

United States
May 24, 2008 3:09pm CST
http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/05/23/fda.nipple.cream.ap/index.html FDA warns of harmful nipple cream... "The cream, promoted to nursing mothers to help soothe dry or cracked nipples, contains ingredients that may cause respiratory distress, vomiting and diarrhea in infants, the agency said. The potentially harmful ingredients in the cream are chlorphenesin and phenoxyethanol." First of all, Chlorphenesin is a muscle relaxer, not to be used by children or pregnant women. Why would they put this in a nipple cream?! Second of all, their website states that the products ingredients are as follows: * Shea Butter * Borage Oil * Evening Primrose Seed Oil * Calendula Extract Hmmm... wonder where the chlorphenesin and phenoxyethanol fit in! I love how little companies care about the health of their consumers, and how blatantly they will lie about what is in their products just for money.
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@dodoguy (1297)
• Australia
27 May 08
Well, this is an interesting subject! Kind of reminds me of a book I once read - "Baby's revenge" by Norda Titsoff... (I know, old joke - so sue me). Anyway, it's got me wondering - what flavors do these nipple creams come in? I salivate at the thought of it (on a purely platonic level) - strawberries & cream, chocolate nougat, raspberry whip, wild turkey surprise - the possibilities are endless! Those lucky, lucky babies. Were I one of them, I'd probably be thinking something like - woohoo!
• United States
27 May 08
Sorry the only flavors available are diarrhea and excessing vomiting...
@dodoguy (1297)
• Australia
27 May 08
Right, well in that case, in the next life, I want to come back as NOT a baby!
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• United States
24 May 08
Good grief! Seriously? putting muscle relaxers in a cream that infants will be in contact with? Makes absolutely no sense! Good grief!
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• United States
24 May 08
Yeah... it makes no sense.
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
24 May 08
It seems like you can't trust anyone anymore! It is a sad state of affairs when we can no longer feel that we can trust the products on our store shelves. I would think that there would be more regulation and oversight over the products that are being sold to us - both food products and these types of medicinal products.
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• United States
24 May 08
I never trust the products on the store shelves. I don't think anyone should and I believe we should be more proactive about finding out what we truly want to use in our homes, what exactly is in these products, what kind of companies we want to buy from, and where we are putting our money. Of course how can we know what is going in the products if the companies are lying to us about that? So I agree we need more regulations for these things. I don't believe the government cares about our safety, either, though that is another issue.