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Old 07-11-2007, 12:21 PM   #1
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Wink Transfats Are About to be Banned in Boston's Restaurants!!

Transfats, years ago, once thought to be harmless, is slowly being banned in cities across the U.S. .

Now it appears that Boston will soon become another one of the nation's cities that will place a ban on the use of transfats in the restaurants!

Transfats, as you may or may not know, comes mainly from hydrogenated oils and or fats. It is in shortening and margerines It's also in certain cooking oils as well.

It poses a danger to health and well being, making it very unhealthy.

Brookline already has a ban on it, and Boston is seriously contemplating making it against the law in its restaurants. Your thoughts, please.

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Old 07-11-2007, 12:30 PM   #2
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Old 07-11-2007, 01:16 PM   #3
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Of course, you'd have to be eating this by the boatload every day in order for it to do any damage to your health!
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Old 07-11-2007, 01:18 PM   #4
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Now it appears that Boston will soon become another one of the nation's cities that will place a ban on the use of transfats in the restaurants!

Where did you hear this? Do you have a link?
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Old 07-11-2007, 01:23 PM   #5
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I say good for Boston. Trans fats need to go. I work in a resto, so I know the arguments that restaurants have for using them, but I just dont think the health consequences are worth it. Hopefully we'll have a nationwide ban before too long.
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Old 07-11-2007, 02:06 PM   #6
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Where did you hear this? Do you have a link?


It was on the local network TV news this morning.
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There's nothing on the Boston Public Health Commission website about it.
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The NY news has been rambling on about this for the past few months.
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Old 07-11-2007, 02:49 PM   #9
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The ban became effective in NYC on July 1, I think.

There was a hearing today in the MA legislature about a bill that would ban trans fats statewide.

But I don't think Boston is near at all to making such a decision.
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Old 07-11-2007, 02:52 PM   #10
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There's nothing on the Boston Public Health Commission website about it.


It probably hasn't gotten there yet. This thing is still new to the city, and it may be a little while longer before it actually goes into effect.

Jeekinz, I think New York has already passed it into law now.
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