Fascinating NYT article on how we talk about distracted driving. Words have meaning. The word “accident” implies no one is responsible. “Accidents happen,” as the saying goes. Most car crashes are not accidents. They are caused by driver action, inaction, or distraction. Let’s call a spade a spade. #crashnotaccident
“Natural” foods and products seem to be all the rage these days. Buzzwords like “organic,” “free range,” and “gluten free” convey a sense of health and superiority to other products. But not all natural products are good for you.
Talc in talcum powder is a naturally-occurring mineral, similar in composition to asbestos. Research suggests, however, that talc may be linked to ovarian cancer. Two recent cases against Johnson & Johnson in St. Louis found that they knew about the risk of ovarian cancer and never disclosed it.
What does this mean to you:
Interestingly, talcum powder is not regulated by the FDA, as other products are, but the makers should still warn about its potential dangers. I guess talc is not considered a drug. Or, you know, a food. What I’m saying is, don’t eat talcum powder.