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Old 01-29-2013, 07:11 AM   #31
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LOL I'm sure my kid has already eaten WAAAAAAAAY more dirt than he'd get in snow LOL

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Old 01-29-2013, 07:14 AM   #32
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According to the Canada Safety Council, the real danger in eating snow is the large amount of bacteria it contains. The CSC analyzed 20 samples of snow from around the world and found high bacteria levels in all samples. The most abundant bacteria was Pseudomonas syringae, a bacteria that causes diseases in beans and tomatoes. The amount of bacteria in snow is comparable to the amount of bacteria children are exposed to when they play in dirt.

Even fresh snow cones or other snow treats should not be harmful if, like other desserts, they are enjoyed in moderation.

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Old 01-29-2013, 08:05 AM   #33
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Re: Do you let your kids eat snow?

Not from the ground, but they can open their mouths to "get a bite".
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:28 AM   #34
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:09 AM   #35
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Yes. We get tons of snow in Maine. My kids love it.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:15 AM   #36
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Re: Do you let your kids eat snow?

yes, if its nice white clean snow i dont stop them from eating it
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LOL I'm sure my kid has already eaten WAAAAAAAAY more dirt than he'd get in snow LOL
But it's not dirt, it's a certain type of bacteria.
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Besides the pollution, there is also bacteria in snow that could make them sick. I used to eat snow ice cream as a kid and it tasted good. I made some with my kids and it tasted toxic. The air is just so dirty now that it tastes disgusting. I don't freak out if my kids catch snowflakes on their tongues, but I don't encourage a meal out of it, which is where the biggest risk could be.
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According to the Canada Safety Council, the real danger in eating snow is the large amount of bacteria it contains. The CSC analyzed 20 samples of snow from around the world and found high bacteria levels in all samples. The most abundant bacteria was Pseudomonas syringae, a bacteria that causes diseases in beans and tomatoes. The amount of bacteria in snow is comparable to the amount of bacteria children are exposed to when they play in dirt.

Even fresh snow cones or other snow treats should not be harmful if, like other desserts, they are enjoyed in moderation.

Read more: Is Eating Snow Safe? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5513100_ea...#ixzz2JNFLRNVu


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oh my gosh, I was starting to think I was weird.
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The most abundant bacteria was Pseudomonas syringae, a bacteria that causes diseases in beans and tomatoes. The amount of bacteria in snow is comparable to the amount of bacteria children are exposed to when they play in dirt.
Wait, am I wrong? I took Joyful Tie Dyes post as being positive or at least neutral towards eating snow. My child plays in dirt and sand all the time. We stomp in every puddle possible. I don't have an issue with the bacteria found in dirt. Unfortunately, there's no snow to eat where I live. I really thinking of making a trip up to the mountains to visit the snow this month. If it's actively falling snow, I may have to insist she open her mouth towards the sky.
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Of course I do!! Why wouldn't I? It's my oldest daughter's favorite part of winter.
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