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  • David Fontaine

    Priceless and oh so true. Hate to admit that I made the leap today and activated a twitter account that’s over a year old. Now I have to figure out something worthwhile to say. I can say that I won’t tweet about my breakfast.

  • Brenda Kidd

    Procter & Gamble asked Brenda Kidd to summarize her adverse experience:
    Some parts of the summarized letter that was sent to Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals:
    Tuesday, October 16, 2007 was just another beautiful morning for me. I started that morning off not knowing that I would have to have Emergency Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Surgery. After my daughter and I arrived home from a Wal-Mart Store with a pre-cooked Lemon pepper whole rotisserie chicken, it was soon placed on the kitchen cabinet. It was then that I started to talk to my daughter and after a while my son who is a formal United States Marine. After talking to them, I walked into the kitchen and picked up a knife. Afterward I removed the plastic top off of the chicken. I removed the skin off the top/breast part of the chicken and cut about two to three small pieces of meat off the chicken. I then placed the small pieces of chicken meat on a napkin. Later I pick up a small piece of the chicken and placed it in my mouth. Like always I chewed the chicken up good before swallowing it.
    As soon as the chewed up fine chicken had passed out of my mouth and into my throat, I instantly began to have severe throat/esophagus problems. My food could not pass through my esophagus down to my stomach. Not only was it very, very difficult for me to breath, I also had very, very bad complicated chest discomforted, pain problems too. I was choking. At least that’s what it felt like.
    I placed my hand in the center of my chest. I tried to drink a little water, which made it even worst. Since those things did not help, I started to walk, while at the same time I lifted my breasts up and down. I could not respond to my children when asked, “what is wrong with you,” because at the time the pain from choking, breathing, trying to swallow and chest discomforted would not allow me to. But I do remember saying uncontrollable, “help me Lord! Come on! Help me Lord!” After my children heard me spoke those words, they knew then that I needed help from them too.
    When asked by my son, “are you choking?” I nodded my head. Of course there were times that I couldn’t even talk. When asked by my son, “do you won’t me to give you the Heimlich, Maneuver?” Again I nodded my head. Unfortunately, for me the Heimlich maneuver did not work.
    I was asked time, after time, by my daughter, “Do you won’t me to call 911?” I could not answer her. I not only felt and looked like I was about to pass out, I couldn’t no longer nod my head. My daughter decided to call 911. She told the operator what was happening to me and asked her to send an ambulance.
    By now I was hotter. I still could not breathe, the way I normally breathe and there were times, which I could not hear the way I normally heard. I felt death. Therefore while breathing severely, fast, short and wildly, unstable then I ever breathe before, I fought hard through the grace of my Lord to make myself breath in order to stay alive.
    The Lord allowed me to hear and listen to my son. The Lord worked through my son. My son told me there is one more thing you can do. You got to make yourself throw up. He went away for a second or two, which seemed like hours to me. When he came back he had an ink pen in his hand. He said. “You can use this ink pen or your finger to make yourself throw up. You got to do it. Or, I can do it for you.
    I chose to use my finger to try and make myself vomited. I spit up water/spit and just a little bit of very fine/thin well chewed up chicken. Sometime after that I felt better.
    When the ambulance arrived I thought I was somewhat ok.
    When I got in the ambulance, heading to the hospital I had the same severe problem. I went through everything that I had gone through earlier except sitting up on the bed, pulling off the oxygen mask, and wanting to unfasten the bed belt, and jump out the back of the ambulance door.
    Again, not only was it very, very difficult for me to breath, I also had very, very bad complicated chest discomforted, pain problems too, from trying to swallow something as thin sand simple as spit. Not knowing what was wrong with me.
    Again, I was a choking person. I felt pain in my chest muscles, chest bones, joints, back and down in my esophagus. Of course at the time it just didn’t sink in. My esophagus was not normal, which means there was a war going on inside of me. Again, and again, my esophagus was fighting my soul, and my esophagus was winning. Since, my airway was also shutting down again and again and I was breathing quick, short, heavy and fast, I did what my son had told me to do. I stuck my finger in my mouth to make myself vomited/spited in a garbage can that the ambulance man, which, I had asked, “are you or someone going to stay back here with me,” had given me. He was real nice and calm, even though my children could not ride in the ambulance with me. They followed behind the ambulance. The ambulance man made me felt like he was there for me. I felt it. I saw it. He felt my pain or he was either a good actor. By him being there gave me a lot of relief. And by me spitting in that garbage can gave me a little relief until later in the emergency room.
    Later in the emergency room, while I sat in a bed, I had the same severe, horrible problem. I could not swallow my spit. Once again, I was now going through everything that I had gone through at home and in the ambulance bed.
    And by me constantly spitting in a hospital spited container that I frightfully, asked a nurse for, (even though the nurse told me not to make myself gag) gave me relief. Once the nurse saw that making myself gag and spit up my spit that could not be swallowed gave me some relief, she told me to, keep on during what you are doing.
    Shortly after that, I asked to see my children before I was completely sedated. After that I went on to have Emergency Esophagogastroduodenoscopy surgery performed by the doctor.
    After my Surgery, the doctor told my son, “not even something as small as a pea could have gone down your mother’s throat. Her throat was just that small/tight.”
    During my emergency surgery the doctor learned that I had a very tight, closed up lower esophageal ring, ulcerative esophagitis, pyloric channel ulcers, and gastric ulcers. Those ulcers were not only in my throat/esophagus, but also they were in my stomach/antrum. Of course my mucos was abnormal. I have never in my entire life had ulcers in any part of my body.
    Through an oral face to face conversation, I was told also by another doctor who looked at my medical records and soon after said. “You certainly have all the ulcers that Actonel causes/tight lower esophageal Ring. “
    My throat closed up because of Actonel 35 mg tablets. I have had ulcers in my esophagus and my stomach, because of Actonel. I had and still do have difficult/pain and trouble swallowing because of Actonel. I have and still do have difficult, breathing because of Actonel. I have and still do have pain and discomfort in my chest, throat and stomach because of Actonel.
    One month and 18 days later I had to have my second Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Surgery. It was scheduled. I was still having trouble swallowing my spit, eating and drinking water along with other things that was Actonel related.
    I could not eat anything, but soup for two weeks after my first, emergency surgery. I also could not eat anything, but soup for two more weeks after my second scheduled, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Surgery. Of course I had to make myself eat the soup. Even though I could not avoid throat pain, the soup was eaten, as slow, as I have ever eaten anything in my entire life.
    I am, an Anemia because of Actonel. I was hospital for 8 days from a side effect that Actonel causes. Black, tarry bloody diarrhea stools poured, from my rectum for over a week. And to think I got a free one month supply of Actonel 35mg from Procter & Gamble.
    I also had and still have some of the following symptoms/sickness. Headaches, upset stomach, nausea, eye pain, heavy tongue, swelling ankles, swelling on both sides of my neck, jaw pain, pain in my muscles/joints thigh pain that later turned out to be very severe, black, tarry, stools, Depression, Anemia, Cysts in my liver, hiatal hernia, and much more.
    Through a phone conversation: Mr. Rocco Rotello told me that I didn’t have surgery, you had a procedures done.
    Definition of Procedure Is a specification of series of actions, acts or operation which have to be executed in the same manner in order to always obtain the same result in the same circumstances(for example, emergency procedures).

  • Procter & Gamble and Brenda Kidd:
    Unlike Pampers, why can’t Procter & Gamble just sit down with Brenda Kidd and talk about her Actonel adverse side effects, injuries that occurred, before Procter and Gamble sold Actonel, which is a drug for osteoporosis to another company? This has been going on way to long. I will never buy Procter and Gamble cruisers Dry Max Pampers again, for anyone in my family and also for any babie’s showers. My grandchild has had serious rashes from those pampers.

  • Brenda Kidd


    1,4-dioxane is known to the state of California to cause cancer.
    It is also on California’s Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to cause cancer.
    According to the California EPA, 1,4-dioxane is suspected as a kidney toxicant, neurotoxicant and respiratory toxicant.

    Many companies use ethoxylation because it is a cheap shortcut process to provide mildness to harsh cleaning ingredients. The process requires the use of the cancer causing Petrochemical ethylene oxide, which generates 1,4-dioxane as a byproduct of ethoxylation.

    According to the Environmental Working Group, 1,4-dioxane is also a groundwater contaminant.

    Procter and Gamble Tide, Ivory Snow Gentle, Tide Free, Gain 2X Ultra, Cheer Bright Clean Detergent and Era 2X Ultra Conventional Brands had significantly higher levels of contaminant, which is 1,4-dioxane a known cancer causing chemical.

    Below are some of Procter & Gamble Products that contains 1,4-dioxane during a product conducted test.

    Tide had 55 parts per million of 1,4-dioxane in it.
    Ivory Snow Gentle had 31 parts per million of 1,4-dioxane in it.
    Tide Free had 29 parts per million of 1,4-dioxane in it.
    Gain 2X Ultra had 21 part per million of 1,4-dioxane in it.
    Cheer Bright Clean Detergent had 20 parts per million of 1,4-dioxane in it.
    Era 2X Ultra had 14 parts per million of 1,4-dioxane in it.

    However, 1,4-dioxane is not included on Procter and Gamble products ingredient labels, but it is a cancer causing chemical.

    1,4-dioxane is not only in Procter and Gamble Conventional Brands of detergents, 1,4-dioxane is also in 18 of Procter and Gamble Herbal Essences shampoo products too.

    A product test conducted revealed that an Herbal Essences shampoo of Procter and Gamble, contained 1,4-dioxane levels of 24 parts per million. That is 14 parts per million, over the limit, which is 10 parts per million.

    The cancer causing chemical 1,4-dioxane is considered contaminant and is not included on the products ingredient labels.
    The Food and Drug Administration does not require 1,4-dioxane to be listed on labels of personal care products, defining it as a contaminant rather than an ingredient because it is produced during manufacturing.

    Procter and Gamble agreed to reformulate after an Environmental health consumer advocate filed a notice of intent to sue in California, under Proposition 65, the state’s landmark toxics law. Procter and Gamble agreed to reformulate 18 of their Herbal Essences products to reduce levels of 1,4-dioxane to 10 parts per million or below.
    1,4-dioxane is found in personal care products (shampoos, Cosmetics, deodorants, toothpastes and mouthwashes) and household cleaning products.

    If you digested or swallowed toothpaste and mouthwash, can 1,4-dioxane get in your system and cause severe Lung, Esophagus and Stomach Cancer?
    If you cut yourself, while you are shaving on any part of your body, (under the arm) can 1,4-dioxane get into your system and cause Breast Cancer/Cancer?

    1,4-dioxane is known to cause cancer and is considered contaminant and Procter and Gamble knows this, however, (through the years, over the limit amounts of) 1,4-dioxane had been in their products.

    Breast Cancer is breast cancer.
    Lung Cancer is lung cancer.
    Esophagus Cancer is esophagus cancer.
    Stomach Cancer is stomach cancer.

    Cancer is Cancer, why would any group of people, knowing that 1,4-dioxane causes cancer put 1,4-dioxane in their products?
    Cancer is devastating. It can be prolonged or it can be a rapid form of death.

    Procter and Gamble Products that contains 1,4-dioxane are still on the market.

    Procter and Gamble have failed to warn consumers about their personal care and household cleaning products, which contains 1,4-dioxane.
    Procter and Gamble have failed to provide the consumers with warnings about the danger of 1,4-dioxane to one’s health.
    Proctor and Gamble have failed to give instructions to the public on how to prevent deviation from accepted use of their products that contain 1,4-dioxane.

    Is Cancer man made?

    Do Procter and Gamble care about the Consumers?

    Products can be made without 1,4-dioxane.