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(AP)   New energy drink for babies: Rocket fuel   ( divider line
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2009-04-03 01:42:27 PM  
And now for a special time only, try new Powerthirst CANNON FODDER, made from the liquefied remains OF YOUR FOES.
2009-04-03 03:33:18 PM  
Will they be as fast as Kenyans?
2009-04-03 03:46:43 PM  
First I was Like, "yay!" Rockets that run on baby formula.
/Big disappointment
2009-04-03 04:31:47 PM  
Rocket Fuel ?!?!

Don't you REALLY have to farking try to get this shiat in baby formula?

\Damn Chinese are trying to kill us with their shoddy products.
2009-04-03 04:33:40 PM  
It's articles like this that raise my ire. Perchlorate is found so many things, not just rocket fuel. It's all around us. Fertilizer, some bleaches and household cleaners and the list continues. Yes, these are things you would want to drink either. But just some food for thought, just treating water with chlorine will produce perchlorate. It can be broken down with UV light, so placing things in the sun for a while or in a well lit room with help reduce the levels of perchlorate. Perchlorate's big issue is that it reacts with the thyroid gland inhibiting the uptake of iodide. Studies are still being done to see how detrimental this is. So, yes perchlorate is not great, but it's in a lot of places. You're probably exposed more to perchlorate with things you touch or breathe in than what they found for levels in the formula. Also, the levels that the EPA are testing for are superficially low for danger levels since they don't really know the complete mechanism and uptake in the body. I'm not saying perchlorate is good, or that we shouldn't be aware, just newspaper sensationalizing of the topic is just silly.
2009-04-03 05:06:43 PM  
Do i detect a faint whiff of media fear-mongering?

"However, the extent of the risk is hard to assess. The government requires that formula contain iodine, which counteracts perchlorate's effects."
2009-04-03 08:27:19 PM  
static1.videosift.comtracer03: One of Phil Hartman's finest moments - Rocket Fuel (new window)

Came for this...AHHHHH
2009-04-03 09:59:33 PM  

Morton_toes: That's what I hate about babies: They are soooo stupid! They'll drink anything you put in front of them.

Tru dat! Now with more science:
Babies are Stupid (new window)
2009-04-03 10:24:01 PM  
This article fails to mention that just a few months ago, there was a big nationwide media spaz attack because they found the same chemical (perchlorate) in breastmilk.

So all you smug breastfeeders/husbands of breastfeeders can chill, because your kid got his/her daily dose of "rocket fuel" too.

/breastfed #1 for 28 months and #2 for 20 months
//tandem nursed while pregnant w/ #2 and for first 9 months of #2's life
///over it
////you will be too in a couple years
//breastfeeding doesn't make you a good parent
//formula feeding doesn't make anyone a bad parent
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