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Old 01-20-2010, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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And to think only nicotine is considered as a "bad" chemical.

Damning new evidence has even the FDA worried about the impacts of BPA in consumer products, especially those for infants and children.

Bisphenol A is the chemical building block of polycarbonate plastics in use since the 1950s, polycarbonates go into countless consumer products, including baby bottles, sippy cups, food containers, dishware, appliances, electronics, shatterproof lenses and sports gear.



One of the Most Common Chemicals Used in Modern Life Is Now Being Seen as a Health Threat | Health and Wellness | AlterNet
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Florida
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There was a flap about this a few weeks ago and we thought that it would be banned. However, this would likely put some plastics manufacturers out of business and they won. The stuff is still allowed.
The unaware continue to poison themselves and their families.

Other common chemicals are those insecticides commonly used in most homes. And that "bug man" that comes around every month to lay toxins thruout your house.

And you wonder why your dog is having skin problems.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:11 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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And to think only nicotine is considered as a "bad" chemical.

Damning new evidence has even the FDA worried about the impacts of BPA in consumer products, especially those for infants and children.

Bisphenol A is the chemical building block of polycarbonate plastics in use since the 1950s, polycarbonates go into countless consumer products, including baby bottles, sippy cups, food containers, dishware, appliances, electronics, shatterproof lenses and sports gear.



One of the Most Common Chemicals Used in Modern Life Is Now Being Seen as a Health Threat | Health and Wellness | AlterNet
The FDA has approved many harmful and noxious chemicals to be "reasonably safe" for human consumption. This is partially why our cancer rates have gone off the charts in the past decade.

Anyone who believes that the government has our best interests at heart are fooling themselves. It's all about money in their pocket.

We can only try to protect ourselves the best that we can. We all must educate ourselves and make our own lifestyle decisions that will give us the best chance of minimizing contact to potentially harmful substances.

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Old 01-20-2010, 02:39 PM
 
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We can only try to protect ourselves the best that we can. We all must educate ourselves and make our own lifestyle decisions that will give us the best chance of minimizing contact to potentially harmful substances.

20yrsinBranson
A statement of fact that more should learn about all that we wear or ingest.

Life is choices to be sure but no one gets to live forever so why not enjoy what we want........in moderation.
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:46 PM
 
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Industrial ciggys just like these chemicals were birthed upon the industrial revolution. I felt totally different smoking high end all natural ciggs without the sprayed etcs. Being that all these chemicals have not even been used long enough to really do full generational studies...what they know and see even now kinda freaks me out.

I find it sort of sickly funny. Just when you think you get a one up on nature or "the rules of life" Its laughing and saying "oh yeh?"

All these fun and good things were created to make life last longer or better...And now look what happened.



I really wish nothing was bad for you.
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:02 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Industrial ciggys just like these chemicals were birthed upon the industrial revolution. I felt totally different smoking high end all natural ciggs without the sprayed etcs. Being that all these chemicals have not even been used long enough to really do full generational studies...what they know and see even now kinda freaks me out.

I find it sort of sickly funny. Just when you think you get a one up on nature or "the rules of life" Its laughing and saying "oh yeh?"

All these fun and good things were created to make life last longer or better...And now look what happened.



I really wish nothing was bad for you.
I find it horrendous that the government is REQUIRING that all cigarette papers now be FSC (fire safe cigarettes) which are self-extinguishing. Of course no one knows how inhaling this chemical will effect people in the long term. Even all-natural cigarette companies are forced to comply, because it is for OUR OWN SAFETY don't you know?

If I were a smoker, I'd be learning how to make my own cigarette papers, or take up the pipe.

I do not believe that cigarettes are the problem. I believe that the chemicals that are put into cigarettes are the problem. People have been smoking for more than 200 years and for more than 100 of them, there was no increased incidence in heart disease or cancer attributable to the habit. Anyone should be able to see the connection here.

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Old 01-21-2010, 09:28 AM
 
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I find it horrendous that the government is REQUIRING that all cigarette papers now be FSC (fire safe cigarettes) which are self-extinguishing. Of course no one knows how inhaling this chemical will effect people in the long term. Even all-natural cigarette companies are forced to comply, because it is for OUR OWN SAFETY don't you know?

If I were a smoker, I'd be learning how to make my own cigarette papers, or take up the pipe.

I do not believe that cigarettes are the problem. I believe that the chemicals that are put into cigarettes are the problem. People have been smoking for more than 200 years and for more than 100 of them, there was no increased incidence in heart disease or cancer attributable to the habit. Anyone should be able to see the connection here.
20yrsinBranson

Clearly, that is false and anyone should know that...

Cigarettes are CLEARLY the problem and have been ever since they were first introduced....

The increase in lung carcinoma is clearly attributable to the beginning of mass production of cigarettes. Once cigarettes were more readily available to the masses, more people took up the habit and smoked more often.....lung cancer rates began to soar in the early 1900's among men roughly 20 years after the introduction of manufactured cigarettes. EXACTLY as would be expected due to the average time for tumor formation.

Similarly lung cancer rates began to soar in women in the early 80's and 90's...again 20 or so years after the number of women smoking in the 50's and 60's grew exponentially.....

Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death among men and women......and CLEARLY cigarettes are the problem.

As for the fire safe cigarette argument....who CARES what the long term effect of inhaling this chemical are??? We already KNOW what the long term effects of smoking are.....up to 1,000 people die every year from fires started by careless smokers.....many of them innocent bystanders....if even one life is saved by fire safe cigarettes it is worth it.
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:21 AM
 
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THIS is the topic of this thread...
One of the Most Common Chemicals Used in Modern Life Is Now Being Seen as a Health Threat | Health and Wellness | AlterNet

NOT smoking!

PLEASE GET BACK ON TOPIC OR PLEASE DON'T POST TO THIS THREAD!!
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:40 PM
 
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THIS is the topic of this thread...
One of the Most Common Chemicals Used in Modern Life Is Now Being Seen as a Health Threat | Health and Wellness | AlterNet

NOT smoking!

PLEASE GET BACK ON TOPIC OR PLEASE DON'T POST TO THIS THREAD!!
Silly me...I seem to have seen THIS in the original post:

"And to think only nicotine is considered as a "bad" chemical."


Don't know why anyone brought up smoking in this thread
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:23 PM
 
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Silly me...I seem to have seen THIS in the original post:

"And to think only nicotine is considered as a "bad" chemical."


Don't know why anyone brought up smoking in this thread
"Nicotine" IS a chemical that is harmful just like BPA is!

Some people can't stay on topic even if they had a road map..........
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