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Monday, April 6, 2009

Paltrow Seized With Stupidity

Gwyneth is worried. Apparently your shampoo will kill you and your children:
Gwyneth Paltrow has been branded ‘loopy’ by scientists after warning that products such as shampoo could be linked to cancer.

The actress and wife of Coldplay singer Chris Martin says she was ‘seized with fear’ after reading research about what she calls ‘environmental toxins’ – chemicals which are present in everyday items. [...]

She made the claims on her website goop.com, where she usually airs her views on her favourite restaurants and organic food recipes.

She said: "A couple of years ago I was asked to give a quote for a book concerning environmental toxins and their effects on our children. While reading up on the subject, I was seized with fear about what the research said. Foetuses, infants and toddlers are basically unable to metabolize toxins the way that adults are, and we are constantly filling our environments with chemicals that may or may not be safe."
Unfortunately not everyone (and by everyone I mean knowledgeable people) agree with her. Loopy Goopy Gwyneth's warnings are "rubbish" say scientists:
"It does annoy me when celebrities use their position to spout nonsense. They have a perfect right to their views, even if they are loopy, but they do hold a position of influence. You may as well ask someone on the Underground."
So said Dr. Hugh Pennington, emeritus professor of bacteriology at Aberdeen University.

Oh, and Gwyneth? Dear, if you plan to continue this affected "British-ness" with your speech and spelling at least be consistent. If you spell "fetus" as "foetus" - then spell "metabolize" as "metabolise". The expert conclusion? Don't drink your shampoo by the gallon (sorry - "litre") and you'll be fine, Gwyneth.

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