Praise without end for the go ahead zeal
Of whoever it was invented the wheel;
But never a word for the poor soul's sake
That thought ahead, and invented the brake
I agree about chemicals in every day items. I am aware of how bad fluoride is and what it's in. Even clothes you wear that were washed with normal detergents. I read some study where the detoxified people then let them go about their daily routines (but with regulated food and water) and within a week found hundreds of toxic chemicals from household products.
I juice veggies and blend up fruits and try not to eat anything other than that. That's why was concerned about the lead. Like I need any lead killing my "soldiers". Since it's not something I need to be worrying about than I feel better.
Just wondered if anyone thought/heard about it. You hear leaded crystal, so it's not that illogical to think crystal display backs and lead. Thanks for the info.
Fluoridation of water is not "bad." It is added to prevent tooth decay.
It is done by adding one of three compounds to the water: sodium fluoride [a white, odorless powder or crystal; the crystalline form is preferred if manual handling is used, as it minimizes dust. It is more expensive than the other compounds, but is easily handled and is usually used by smaller utility companies], fluorosilicic acid [an inexpensive liquid by-product of phosphate fertilizer manufacture. It comes in varying strengths, typically 23–25%; because it contains so much water, shipping can be expensive.] or sodium fluorosilicate [a powder or very fine crystal that is easier to ship than fluorosilicic acid.]
Chlorination of water is not bad. It is better for you that non-chorinaded water, unless you are partial to cholera, typhoid or other water-borne diseases.
Chlorination is the process of adding the element chlorine to water, usually in the form of sodium hypochlorite, calcium hypochorite, or just plain old bleach
Hydrogen peroxide [H2O2] in high concentration, 95% or so, is highly reactive and can spontaneously combust when placed in contact with cloth or other combustable materials. But, it is sold in every drug store in the country (at 2%) as a perfectly safe disinfectant, and, further, it is produced and is present in all plants.
Asbestos is a good insulator and it does not burn. It was used as filler in fire doors in buildings, wrapping steam pipes, and exhaust pipes to reduce radiated heat. Really, there is no other material that is as good at being fire resistant and insulating as asbestos.
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Tap water is safer to drink than most bottled water.
In botled water, the companies "purify" it by removing the :chemicals and toxins" or what ever they say on theback label.
Unfortunately, they remove the 2 most important additives too.
Chlorine and Fluoride
Old houses can still have Lead pipes. Despite this the amount of Lead in the water in those houses is extremely low.
Flouride is only toxic in very large amounts. It binds to the calcium in your body and can ultimately result in a heart attack. An adult would have to ingest or absorb incredibly large amounts but a small child can suffer the toxic effects by ingesting flouridated toothpaste. This is why childrens training toothpaste is not flouridated. Don't mix chlorine with ammonia and you should be fine.
Wow, hadn't checked this in a bit. I'm very surprised to find supporters of chemicals in water claiming its isn't bad. Claiming that something is toxic only in large doses and only for kids isn't exactly a ringing endorsement for a substance. It IS bad. It's a waste product that the "industry" makes you think you need. Dumping chemicals in the general population's water supply for what amounts to what? Government mandated tooth hardening? How about brushing your teeth or eating good foods that don't promote tooth decay like sugars and acids. Eating raw foods has been proven to prevent tooth decay as it promotes good microbe environments in your mouth. Anyway, more to the point. I would rather be in charge of the chemicals in my body. I'm not claiming all the horror stories you read on the web about these chemicals are true but I'm sure some of them are. When was the last time eating apples killed a baby?
For years I worked with a guy who'd make fun of my daily lunch (vegetables, fruit, nuts, water). He'd say, "Hey carrot man, what's for lunch, carrots? HAHA" and I'd laugh right along with him. I never mentioned that he was at least 50 pounds overweight, always complaining of back pain and limping from a constantly swollen foot (gout anyone?). And he was nine years younger than me but looked ten years older.
Most of health is dictated by food choice and food choices are habit based. Nobody likes to change their habits and they really don't like to hear that their habits are unhealthy.
Do yourself a favor and resolve not to talk to people about food and health matters. I know, I've been there.
Folks are living longer and are generally healthier than ever; for now that's good enough for me. On the other hand, the recent search function dust up nearly killed me.
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