Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Cancer bag

Apparently there's a Californian law that requires companies to warn consumers if their product contains even the slightest amount of cancer-causing chemicals.  I know this is a safety precaution, but there's something very unnerving about receiving an item that may or may not have toxic chemicals somewhere in it. I've never seen a label like this before, so it caught me off-guard.  My initial reaction was to hold my bag at the very edges to prevent touching it too much (yeah, like that's gonna prevent cancer from smudging all over me).  I kind of accept that pretty much everything nowadays is said to give you cancer.  Heck, there's even a risk just by stepping outside (hello, UV rays).  So unless there's a super eminent risk, I'd prefer if my bags didn't come with cancer warnings.  I prefer living in a bubble of denial more than living in a bubble of paranoia. 

Photos by Pop Champagne 

What I'm wearing: 
-Short sleeve cardigan from BCBG 
-Aquamarine bag from lulus.com
-Fringe skirt 
-Grey ribbed legwarmers


  1. Eek that would make me paranoid too! But it's a cute bag sooo... maybe it's worth being extra cautious ;]


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  3. my favorite item from your outfit is definitely your purse ;) what a pretty mint color! PLUS it has a bow. and bows always win xD

    also, I wouldn't worry too much about cancer causing chemicals. like you said, they are everywhere. I work with carcinogenic chemicals all the time in the lab and it ultimately comes down to the amount of exposure over many years.

    ps. sorry for above, i had a typo and it really bothered me. haha


  4. Well, I really don't think the bag is dangerous. You have to be exposed to a big amount of these chemicals in order to get cancer. And then again, you can get cancer if you've never been exposed to anything. Smokers get a lot of poison in their lungs, and most of them never get cancer. So it really depends on the organism itself.
    Oh boy, love the ribbed socks! ^^

  5. I saw a label like that on a Modcloth bag that I wanted, but it totally turned me off. That said, in spite of its potentially carcinogenic properties, that bag is really cute!

  6. This is really cute, I like all those layers :)

  7. lovely bag dear!!

    tnx for your post!
    my pleasure to follow each other!


  8. I completely agree with you! Everything can give you cancer and I am definitely susceptible to paranoia! I really do love the bag though!


  9. you look beautiful !! you really do! thank you for the sweet comment on my blog!
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  10. Nicely boho-inspired look, which is perfect for casual ocassions :D

    Cheers :)


  11. The bag is super cute, but I completely agree with you about the warning- pretty crazy! I am pretty sure I once bought a mug that had that on it. A MUG, really?! At least something you wear seems better then something you drink out of! Either way- scary!

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  13. Yah the whole cancer deal is a bit unnerving. I LOOOVE the bag it's the perfect shade of turquoise too! Super cute. I love your style it's so effortless and yet looks so comfy!! Thanks again for commenting on my blog. <3

  14. nice style!

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  15. haha i like bubbles of denial way more too. that's a good precaution though- especially since california is one of the most health conscious states. but cancery or not, your bag is super cute! i love that mint color

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  17. really like it.

    it's girly and comfy and the same time;))

  18. Yeah it's true that nowadays
    everything seems to have
    elements that cause cancer..
    I think it's important that
    despite these days, to eat
    healthy (organic) stuff :P

    Love your bag btw! xx

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    Un beso desde las Islas Canarias.

  20. You look so cute! Adore your bag.

    Kisses, Lucy :)

  21. Loving this look & the bag is to die for



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