Friday, November 20, 2009

::..Plastic chemicals 'feminise boys'...::

Plastic chemicals 'feminise boys'

boy playing
Male hormones drive boyish play

Chemicals in plastics alter the brains of baby boys, making them "more feminine", say US researchers.

Males exposed to high doses in the womb went on to be less likely to play with boys' toys like cars or to join in rough and tumble games, they found.

The University of Rochester team's latest work adds to concerns about the safety of phthalates, found in vinyl flooring and PVC shower curtains.

The findings are reported in the International Journal of Andrology.

Plastic furniture

Phthalates have the ability to disrupt hormones, and have been banned in toys in the EU for some years.

However, they are still widely used in many different household items, including plastic furniture and packaging.

There are many different types and some mimic the female hormone oestrogen.

The same researchers have already shown that this can mean boys are born with genital abnormalities.

Now they say certain phthalates also impact on the developing brain, by knocking out the action of the male hormone testosterone.

Dr Shanna Swan and her team tested urine samples from mothers over midway through pregnancy for traces of phthalates.

The women, who gave birth to 74 boys and 71 girls, were followed up when their children were aged four to seven and asked about the toys the youngsters played with and the games they enjoyed.

Girls' play

They found that two phthalates DEHP and DBP can affect play behaviour.

Boys exposed to high levels of these in the womb were less likely than other boys to play with cars, trains and guns or engage in "rougher" games like playfighting.

Elizabeth Salter-Green, director of the chemicals campaign group CHEM Trust, said the results were worrying.

"We now know that phthalates, to which we are all constantly exposed, are extremely worrying from a health perspective, leading to disruption of male reproduction health and, it appears, male behaviour too.

"This feminising capacity of phthalates makes them true 'gender benders'."

She acknowledged that the boys who have been studied were still young, but she said reduced masculine play at this age might lead to other feminised developments in later life.

But Tim Edgar, of the European Council for Plasticisers and Intermediates, said: "We need to get some scientific experts to look at this study in more detail before we can make a proper judgement."

He said there were many different phthalates in use and the study concerned two of the less commonly used types that were on the EU candidate list as potentially hazardous and needing authorisation for use.

DBP has been banned from use in cosmetics, such as nail varnish, since 2005 in the EU.

The British Plastics Federation said: "Chemical safety is of paramount importance to the plastics industry which has invested heavily in researching the substances it uses.

"Moreover, the new European Chemical Regulation, REACH, will ensure further rigorous evaluation and testing or chemical substances and their uses."


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dimiliki & Memiliki


Hi guys...wazz up??apa ek nk coret ari nih...hah...DIMILIKI and MEMILIKI...apa pendapat korunk semua la ttg perkataan tersebut??bg aku ada citer d sebalik perkataan nih...

Ni actually citer ttg sahabt baik aku la..dia ni dh lama men'solo'kan diri dier...dh byk kali la dier ni try to be with somebody, tp asyik x menjadi..x melekat...rame gak kenalan shabat aku nih..biler dier nk jer kt somebody tu lak jual biler dier x nk kan...ada lak yg nk kt shabat aku nih...rasanya dh setahun lebih sahabat aku ni men'solo'kan diri dier..aku tanya dier knp dh jarang nk jumpa semua kan...dia ckp commitment dgn keje lg bagus..tumpu pada keje...(ckp org2 yg dh frust)hehehe...

Tp nk d jadikan citer lah...1 hari tu, sahabat aku ni d pertemukan dgn sesorg yg juga sedang mencari utk dimiliki and memiliki..drg ni pun berkenalan la...semuanya bermula dr internet la..msg2 kt forum...pas tu bertukar nombor..pas tu berjangkit lak msg2 d handphone..pas tu call..tup2...dh ada yg melamar...tuk d jadikan teman hidup...hidup yg singkat ini...pening gak sahabat aku ni memikirkan cr yg terbaik...supaya x nk sakit kan mana2 lah, rame kenalan...rame yg d adjustnyer...huhuhuh...(player ker sahabat aku nih??)

Sahabat aku ni pun call la sorunk lg mmb dier kt Selatan Tanah Air...bertanyakan pendapat...apa yg perlu dia wat tuk mslh dier nih...nk cr solution la...mmb der ni pun bg la penpadat..lebih kurang cam ni lah ayat dier.."ko accept jer dulu n then minta tempoh percubaan,time ni korunk kenal la masing2 mcm mana..kalo serasi go on..kalo x serasi, cuba cr jalan terbaik tuk settle it down..coz korunk ni br sgt berkenalan..mcm laju sgt jer nk keputusan.."

Sahabat aku pun ikut jer dgn pendapat mmb dier tu...syukur, yg nk dimiliki and memiliki tu pun x tahu la baper lama la tempoh percubaan tu...sesama la kita doakan kebahagiaan drg ni...semoga kekal la...x mo la cerai-berai...

p/s: kalo korunk semua ada idea2 yg bernas tuk sesebuah relationship tu kan...leh lew comment yer...mana la nk tau..leh menambahkan lg knowledge masing2...yer x... :D

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Superman – The Lucky Laki

aku bukanlah superman
aku juga bisa nangis
jika kekasih hatiku
pergi meninggalkan aku

ayahku selalu berkata padaku
laki-laki tak boleh nangis
harus slalu kuat
harus slalu tangguh
harus bisa jadi tahan banting

tapi ternyata sakitnya cinta
buat aku menangis

*ulang reff

ayahku selalu memarahi aku
jika jatuh air mataku
kata ayah slalu air mata itu
adalah tanda kelemahan

tapi ternyata air mataku
ternyata jatuh juga

*ulang reff

ayahku tersayang maafkanlah aku
jika aku masih menangis
masih belum bisa menjadi seperti
apa yang ayah selalu mau

kita berjanji ’tuk tidak lagi
menangis karena cinta

*ulang reff [3x]