Wednesday, January 30, 2013 discount coupon code SKP520

Good news! I had just bought some stuffs from and found this :

There is this January Special where every customer is a VIP customer! Also, if you order $200.00 or more during this month, (instead of the required cumulative $2,000.00) your account will be elevated to VIP account, ongoing! This special VIP offer will expire at 12 midnight, Pacific Time, January 31st.
Apart from that, there is also January 2013 - DHL Challenge where DHL has offered a new set of discounts for some countries. For purchase above $60.00, there is up to 95% off DHL published rates!

So you had guessed right, of course I had bought lots of things in order to meet the VIP life-long account requirement ;)

So for those who are interested, there is a Discount Coupon Code SKP520. Just enter the code during Check Out or you can directly click here.

There will be $10 off for any first-time purchase of $40 or more. And for orders less than $40, you will receive a $5 discount. Orders of $60.00 or more a minimum 5% discount will be applied toward order total.

There is also free shipping for U.S. orders over $40.00.

Hoorays for iHerb !!!

Friday, January 11, 2013

I am Back !!!

Hello! I am finally back again after a long hiatus..... have been too busy taking care of my 2 kids. Hope to continue pick up blogging from where I had left off :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

'Alarming' levels of arsenic and toxic metals found in baby food

The following article is taken from TODAYonline from here.

LONDON - Baby foods used to wean infants off milk have been found to contain "alarming" levels of toxic contaminants including arsenic, lead and cadmium, in tests conducted in Sweden.

The products tested by researchers were made by major baby food manufacturers including Organix, Hipp, Nestle and Holle.

Researchers found feeding infants twice a day on the shop-bought baby foods such as rice porridge can increase their exposure to arsenic by up to fifty times when compared to breast feeding alone.

Exposure to other toxic metals such as cadmium, which is known to cause neurological and kidney damage, increased by up to 150 times in some of the foods tested, while lead increased by up to eight times.

Although none of the levels of the toxic elements found in the foods exceeded official safety limits, scientists believe they are still of concern if fed to very young children and have demanded new guidelines to restrict their presence in food.

Young infants are thought to be particularly vulnerable to these substances because they are going through rapid development.

Writing in the journal of Food Chemistry, the scientists from the Unit of Metals and Health at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm said: "Alarmingly, these complementary foods may also introduce high amounts of toxic elements such as arsenic, cadmium, lead and uranium, mainly from their raw materials.

"These elements have to be kept at an absolute minimum in food products intended for infant consumption. In infant foods, the high concentrations of arsenic in the rice-based foods are of particular concern."

Experts now believe there are no safe limits for arsenic and manufacturers should be making more efforts to remove it from their food.

Professor Andrew Meharg, a biogeochemist at Aberdeen University who has studied the presence of arsenic in rice, said the latest research highlighted the urgent need for new restrictions on arsenic and other toxic elements in food. THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
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