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Old 01-21-2010, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Nicotine is an alkaloid (a naturally occurring chemical compound) found in a plant and although it's certainly problematic for many, let's distinguish it from Bisphenol A (BPA) which is a man-made chemical and over 6 billion pounds of it are produced each year and i have no doubt that it is extremely harmful!
This isn't new news.
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Old 01-21-2010, 10:51 PM
 
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Nicotine is an alkaloid (a naturally occurring chemical compound) found in a plant and although it's certainly problematic for many, let's distinguish it from Bisphenol A (BPA) which is a man-made chemical and over 6 billion pounds of it are produced each year and i have no doubt that it is extremely harmful!
This isn't new news.
Right.....and that naturally occurring chemical compound is responsible for more deaths per year than any other chemical known to man....

I think nicotine wins over BPA
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:09 PM
 
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Right.....and that naturally occurring chemical compound is responsible for more deaths per year than any other chemical known to man....

I think nicotine wins over BPA
While that may be true, when i smoke a cigarette, i am aware of the danger involved.
The long term negative health effects of BPA on millions of unsuspecting / unknowing consumers throughout the world (including fetuses) makes this a different, and imo a much more insidious, "animal".
And though the health hazards of smoking are well known and obviously well documented, the real dangers of BPA are not but will, in time, come to light.
Why use the dangers of nicotine to defend something so toxic / noxious as BPA?
So nicotine "wins" ... and therefore?
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Nicotine is an alkaloid (a naturally occurring chemical compound) found in a plant and although it's certainly problematic for many, let's distinguish it from Bisphenol A (BPA) which is a man-made chemical and over 6 billion pounds of it are produced each year and i have no doubt that it is extremely harmful!
This isn't new news.
I agree to a point but......... a chemical is a chemical is a chemical. This is one area where splitting hairs doesn't wash.
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:57 PM
 
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Right.....and that naturally occurring chemical compound is responsible for more deaths per year than any other chemical known to man....

I think nicotine wins over BPA
My oh my. Does your knowledge of chemistry ever need work.
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:59 PM
 
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While that may be true, when i smoke a cigarette, i am aware of the danger involved.
The long term negative health effects of BPA on millions of unsuspecting / unknowing consumers throughout the world (including fetuses) makes this a different, and imo a much more insidious, "animal".
And though the health hazards of smoking are well known and obviously well documented, the real dangers of BPA are not but will, in time, come to light.
Why use the dangers of nicotine to defend something so toxic / noxious as BPA?
So nicotine "wins" ... and therefore?
Nicotine is a well known dangerous chemical which is why I used it to put BPA in perspective for this discussion.
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Nicotine is a well known dangerous chemical which is why I used it to put BPA in perspective for this discussion.
Is nicotine dangerous beyond it's addictive quality?
I imagine it is but is it as dangerous, in and of itself, as BPA?
Just asking ... i don't know but i don't think so.
And i suppose that i do not feel that "a chemical is a chemical is a chemical".

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Old 01-24-2010, 05:20 PM
 
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Is nicotine dangerous beyond it's addictive quality?
The topic IS , once again, is BPA NOT nicotine. Did ya get it this time?
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:39 PM
 
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The topic IS , once again, is BPA NOT nicotine. Did ya get it this time?
I guess that means you can't answer my question regarding the dangers of nicotine in and of itself.
And what's to discuss about BPA anyway?
It's toxic ... it's dangerous.
Anything else you wanna add?
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:16 PM
 
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The topic IS , once again, is BPA NOT nicotine. Did ya get it this time?
Then why did YOU bring it up in the first place in the original post???

Please feel free to educate me on chemistry any day by the way...
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