So You Don’t Run Out Of Things To Worry About

 The title “So You Don’t Run Out Of Things To Worry About” is lifted from the great Paul Harvey.  He uses it to announce the latest scare about a product, service, country or ideal.

Well, now the spirit and intention of that phrase seems to saturate every facet of American life to include all of media, our own back yards and even the grocery store shelves.

We just ended the great Tomato scare of 2008 where some 280 people became sick with salmonella after eating regular red, round tomatoes.  Whew, that’s over for the most part!  Maybe Bubba forgot to wash out the pig truck before borrowing it from Roscoe to deliver his t’mAters.

Now on to (or back to) the regular new list of scares:
…and toping that list is PLASTIC!

Have you noticed those recycle numbers on the bottom of your bowl (plate, cup, water bottle, lotion, keyboard, mouthwash, orange juice)?  Well, those Resin Identification Codes (RICs) now tell us what can be recycled together.  Others have read those codes as potential health risks.  Click on the chart below to see the issue:

Resin Identification Codes 

So NOW what?

 One of the concerns is the health risk associated to these when they are exposed to excessive moisture! 

My new coffee cupDoes that include hot coffee in my new Starbucks Coffee Mug (RIC=7) !!!
Surely Styrene Acrilo Nitrile can’t be a health risk, CAN IT???
It’s NEW, so it’s SAFE, right?

 

 

How about (other supposed bad things) … or are they good?:

  • Multi-tasking is bad, but keeping your brain active is good
  • Lemons in your water
  • Deodorant (with aluminum) / and even Hyperhidrosis
  • Trans Fat /  and even Fat Free diets
  • Bluetooth Headsets / and even Wired Headsets
  • Cell phones (is this scare gone???)
  • Asbestos (What about brakes???)
  • Bottled Water / and even Tap water
  • Using plastic is bad, but REusing plastic is good
  • Dehydration / and even too much water
  • Air conditioning
  • Artificial Sweetner / and even Sugar
  • Global Warming / and even Global Cooling
  • Satanists / and even Priests
  • Muslims / and even Christians
  • Staying indoors / and even going outside
  • Buying too much Gasoline / and even cutting
    back on Gasoline increases the price
  • Same source for fuel or food (corn) increases the price
  • Supply and Demand / and even Scarcity
  • The previous administration / and even the next administration
  • Eating fish is healty, but can cause mercury poisoning
  • Obese children / but sports activities are reduced in schools
  • No child left behind / and even ANY child left behind
  • Alcohol is good / Alcohol is bad
  • Coffee is good / Coffee is bad
  •  

    CAN I PLEASE KEEP MY NEW CUP?!?!

    WILL STOPPING CARBON EMISSIONS CAUSE THE NEXT ICE AGE?!?!

    WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THAT BIRD FLU AND THAT FLESH-EATING BACTERIA???

    Have a nice day 🙂

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    2 Comments on “So You Don’t Run Out Of Things To Worry About”

    1. Hilah Says:

      No you can’t keep your new cup. Get a stainless steel one.

    2. thines01 Says:

      Here is my new, new cup:


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