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That's a relief!
Babies are NOT getting high on marijuana.
Certain brand baby soaps and shampoos have been found to trigger positive tests for marijuana. Some of these products are Johnson & Johnson’s Bedtime Bath, CVS Night-Time Baby Bath, Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Creamy Wash and Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo.
Just 0.1 milliliters of the above products were found to cause a positive marijuana test result in urine samples.
There is no clear reason why these baby hygiene products cause the positive marijuana results, but we are relieved to hear that they aren't actually intoxicating, aka they aren't getting babies stoned!!!
Researchers believe the soaps or shampoos were washing off the babies' skin and trickled their way down into the little ones' urine samples.
Another question that has arose, though is why hospitals are testing infants for weed exposure in the first place? Does this happen more than one would think?
At least at at U.N.C. Chapel Hill, 10% to 40% of newborns are tested.
That's kind of a high number don't you think???
The tests are extremely selective - some might say they are even biased. Plus there is no scientific evidence that personal marijuana use by a parent correlates to child abuse. Obviously if the mother is preggers and smoking dope - that's a different story entirely.
Here's what one researcher said:
“If the issue is that the mother broke the law and therefore the child should be removed, we might want to consider going after mothers who exceed the speed limit while driving."
The biggest problem with a FALSE positive marijuana test in a baby is that it can lead to that baby being removed from their parents' care and placed in a foster home - something much more traumatic and harmful for the child than it is for the parent to smoke pot - or at least that's what one researcher says.
Here's what he said:
“Children risk enormous emotional trauma when they are torn from their mothers during a crucial period for infant-parent bonding. For the foster children, being taken from their mothers was more toxic than the cocaine.”
We personally think that cocaine use during pregnancy could be INCREDIBLY HARMFUL to one's baby, but we get the point that the researcher is trying to make. These false positive marijuana tests can have a huuuge impact on a child's life, and it all could happen because they were striving to keep their babes so fresh and so clean, clean.
That's messed up!
Bold And The Beautiful is popping its cherry regarding lesbians as the soap plans to introduce the first lesbian storyline in the show's history.
Jessica Leccia and Linsey Godfrey will join Crystal Chappell, the popular lesbian lover from The Guiding Light, for the new episodes of Bold And The Beautiful which are set to air in mid-May.
This won't be the first time a CBS soap has aired a gay storyline, but it is the first time B&B has done it.
So, if soaps are your thing then you should definitely watch this can't-miss-season of…
(Dramatic voice) ThE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL!!!
[Image via WENN.]
Oh man. TLC is going to be on this like white on rice!
Get ready! This girl is totally en route to My Strange Addiction!
Kerry Trebilcock is a 21 year old from Cornwall who, after contracting a hookworm while vacationing in Morocco, developed pica, which causes its victims to crave objects that are not food…and due to the condition, has left her eating up to 4,000 sponges and 100 bars of soap!
And although she had the parasite taken care of by her doctor, she was afraid to mention her bizarre eating habits, so she let them continue, which has led to serious stomach cramps, constipation, and diarrhea!
Ya hear that, GH fans? There isn't LOTS of hope…but there's still some!
Last week, ABC's president announced that the network hadn't made a decision yet about whether or not they'll be cancelling General Hospital.
Now, ABC's entertainment chief Paul Lee has confirmed that the network is considering the possibility of airing GH "as an evening summer series."
Intriguing idea! We have a feeling there are TONS of fans out there who would give anything for their favorite soap to live on!
What do U think? Should they continue GH as a primetime show???
FitPerez reader Lauren has been using antibacterial soap her whole life, but heard it may not be as healthy as it sounds. For advice she wrote cancer survivor Fran Drescher, asking:
I’ve always made sure to buy antibacterial soap for my home to keep my family healthy but now I’m hearing antibacterial soaps can do more harm than good? What’s the deal with antibacterial soap?
According to Fran:
Most antibacterial soaps contain an ingredient called Triclosan, which has been linked to cancer, thyroid disruption, skin irritation, liver and inhalation toxicity and antibiotic-resistant “superbugs”. Pretty scary stuff when you think about it. Triclosan can also be listed in the ingredients as Irgasan, Triclocarban, Biofresh, Ster-zac, Microban and Cloxifenolum. Check your products and see if it contains this chemical and to play it safe, just use plain ol’ soap and water.
La Lucci is firing back!
Rumors say soap legend Susan Lucci was a reason All My Children was not rebooted online like originally planned.
Lucci posted on her Facebook page that the rumors are "completely untrue" and that she found out the show wasn't going forward through the media.
La Lucci posted on her page the following: