I'm struggling with something. I visit family and read the labels on their food (not very pretty). They cook with teflon pans. Food from the "dirty dozen". Microwaving stuff. I can't say "that is bad for you" and "this is bad for you" cuz pretty soon they give up listening and I sound wacko.
I'd really like to have a solid feeling of what is really bad for you and what is kind of bad for you and what is possibly bad for you. I know for most of these sorts of things there are studies that can prove it both ways
I'm thinking something like this:
(Please realize that I'm totally making up the numbers on this rating scale)
Units of toxicity = one standard cigarette = 1C
One serving of pesticide ridden grapes = 10C
Microwaving your coffee = 0.5C
Meal cooked on a new teflon pan = 10C
Meal cooked on an old flaking teflon pan = 20C
Staining the deck = 80C
Mowing the lawn with a 4 stroke push mower = 5C
Mowing the lawn with a 2 stroke push mower = 50C
Transfat potato chips = 5C
Roundup ready corn tortilla = 1C
Roundup desiccated wheat tortilla = 5C
Grass fed burger = 1C
Conventional burger = 10C
If I had a reference like this (even if it's only half right), I'd be able to focus my attention on the things that are more likely to kill me and the people I care about.
Thoughts? Examples out there I can just check out?
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