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Gwyneth Paltrow claims that shampoo can cause cancerIf you're stupid enough to read Gwyneth Paltrow's online new age magazine 'Goop' then you're certainly idiotic enough to believe every word she says. So there were seven or eight people who read Gwyneth's comments about shampoo containing "environmental toxins" and immediately ran screaming from their houses and waving their arms in the air. Dr. Gwyneth (currently putting the 'mental' into 'environmental') claimed that she had completed a large amount of research into the subject (which naturally makes her a bit of an expert, what with being able to read and Google things). This led her to declare that shampoos and lotions can cause asthma and cancer and warned pregnant women away from their use (just what we want, a load of smelly-haired pregnant women). "Fetuses, infants and toddlers are basically unable to metabolize toxins the way adults are, and we are constantly filling our environment with chemicals that may or may not be safe." Wow, it really sounds as though she knows what she's talking about, doesn't it (apart from not being able to spell 'foetus' correctly)? Luckily, here's my favourite academic of the year so far. Professor Hugh Pennington who rubbishes Gwyneth's claims and the woman herself in the process. "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…Shampoo is perfectly safe unless you drink it in large quantities." Hooray! Nice one Prof. Now, what do you think about Paris Hilton's new range of sunglasses?
Perhaps we should also ban stupid celebrities?
Pubs are closing because of the smoking ban. Forget what the government says, listen to the publicans.
It is illegal for me to smoke in my van because it is a place of work, yet I do not employ anyone. Those whom I use to do work for me are self employed and do not travel in my van. I use my car occasionally for work, strictly speaking, it is illegal for me to smoke in my car. I use a room in my home for my bookwork, I break the law when I light up.An owner-driver delivering parcels was recently fined for smoking in his own van also a painter & decorator has been fined despite the fact that his van is insured only for private use and journey's to & from his place of work.
Our freedom of choice is being eroded by these burks with nothing better to do than poke their noses into our affairs.
I find the smell of aniseed and spring onions repulsive, I demand they be banned in public places.
I didn't know celebs were grown in a culture, although it makes sense now that you say it...
That's a bearded chin! I feel robbed...