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#1 Tel Aviv

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 11:29 PM

After researching dental floss online, I am told that most dental floss have a Teflon coating on it to make it glide better between teeth. But, it is my understanding that Teflon is toxic, which is why there was a lot of concern about Teflon coating on cook-wear.

Here is a rare dental floss that is made of silk, which is then coated in natural beeswax:

http://www.amazon.co...07679915&sr=8-3

http://www.vitaminsh....jsp?id=RQ-1012
Sometimes I wonder why some elites work so hard in an unethical manner to gain wealth and power: they can't take any of their wealth and power with them when they die. Philosophically looking at it, if there is a G-d, they will have an eternity of suffering to pay for their crimes against humanity. And if there is no G-d, then once they die, they will have no memories and conscious awareness of their success in life because their consciousness and memories are lost for eternity, becoming nothing more than dirt in the ground. So, these elites in the end lose either way. The 100 years of life living like a king is just a drop of water in the infinite ocean of time that they will experience suffering at the hands of G-d, or not experience in a state of non-existence.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 11:35 PM

The issue with teflon cookware is in heating it past a certain high temperature. One presumes that you are not heating your floss to 500 degrees before applying it to your teeth. That said, cheaper flosses are often NOT made with teflon, and use another fiber like nylon, and are often coated in wax to aid in gliding.

Out of curiosity, what kind of deodorant do you use?

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 11:47 PM

Mine is coated with wax.. Not that hard to find.

My poor SO still thinks that a Batya is a what, and not a who.


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Posted 09 June 2011 - 11:54 PM

Out of curiosity, what kind of deodorant do you use?


I have tried various brands that don't have the anti-perspirant ingredient of aluminum, which I understand is bad for your health, but none of them work well in stopping odor for me. I can make many sacrifices for health, but smelling bad in public is not one of them. So, I have just stuck with Mitchum, which I understand has the highest amount of aluminum allowed by the FDA.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deodorant

Toxicology
The health effects of antiperspirants are a matter of dispute regarding their extent. A small percentage of people are allergic to aluminium and may experience contact dermatitis when exposed to aluminium-containing deodorants.[6] Aluminium salts from use of deodorants caused contact dermatitis to the skin.[20] After using a deodorant containing zirconium, the skin may develop an allergic, axillary granuloma response.[21] Deodorant crystals containing synthetically made potassium alum were found to be a weak irritant to the skin.[14] Alcohol-free deodorant is available for those with sensitive skin. Aluminium is one of the few abundant elements that appears to have no beneficial function to living cells (non-essential metal).[22] Frequent use of deodorants was associated with blood concentrations of the synthetic musk galaxolide.[23]


[edit] Aluminium neurotoxicity
Aluminium, present most often in antiperspirants, but not usually present in non-antiperspirant deodorants, has been established as a neurotoxin in very high doses.[24][25][26][27] At high doses, aluminum itself adversely affects the blood-brain barrier, is capable of causing DNA damage, and has adverse epigenetic effects.[24][28] Research has shown that high doses of the aluminum salts used in antiperspirants have detrimental effects to a number of species such as non-human primates,[29] mice,[30] and dogs.[31]

Experiments with mice applying aqueous solution of aluminum chloride to the skin resulted in "a significant increase in urine, serum, and whole brain aluminum"[32] and transplacental passage.[30] A 2001 study showed that the use of aluminium chlorohydrate, the active ingredient in many antiperspirants, does not lead to a significant (vs. ingestion via diet) increase in aluminium levels in the body with one-time use.[33] The Food and Drug Administration "acknowledges that small amounts of aluminum can be absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and through the skin."[34]

An increased amount of aluminum is present in the brains of many Alzheimer's patients.[35][36] A 1990 study showed an association between exposure to aluminum and long term use of antiperspirants and Alzheimer's disease with a trend toward a higher risk with increasing frequency of use.[37] A 1998 study indicated the use of aluminium-containing antiperspirants has been linked with the systemic accumulation of aluminium which increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease.[38]

The Alzheimer's Society advises that "environmental factors have been put forward as possible contributory causes of Alzheimer's disease in some people. Among these is aluminium. There is circumstantial evidence linking this metal with Alzheimer's disease, but no causal relationship has yet been proved. As evidence for other causes continues to grow, a possible link with aluminium seems increasingly unlikely."[39]


[edit] Breast cancer
A 2002 study stated "[t]he rumor that antiperspirant use causes breast cancer continues to circulate the Internet. Although unfounded, there have been no published epidemiologic studies to support or refute this claim."[40] The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) were very much concerned about the e-mails rumors directly linking antiperspirants to cancer that both put out information on the Internet stating there was no evidence linking the cosmetic products with cancer.[41] According to the ACS "studies have not shown any direct link between parabens and any health problems, including breast cancer. What has been found is that there are many other compounds in the environment that also mimic naturally produced estrogen."[42] According to researchers at the NCI, they "are not aware of any conclusive evidence linking the use of underarm antiperspirants or deodorants and the subsequent development of breast cancer."[43] "Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence of a harmful effect" and "these chemicals are being directly applied daily, by very large numbers of people, and the long-term health effects of exposure are essentially unknown," toxicologist Philip W. Harvey tells WebMD in an interview.[44] But ACS epidemiologist Michael Thun argued that "even if the parabens do promote estrogen-dependent tumor growth, the risk from cosmetic use is "minuscule" compared with other known tumor promoters."[44] The cosmetics industry insists the paraben chemicals used as preservatives in underarm deodorants and other cosmetics, which are regulatory approved, are safe.[45]

A study published in 2003 by the European Journal of Cancer Prevention, found a correlation between earlier diagnosis of breast cancer and antiperspirant/deodorant use.[46] A 2003 study indicated "underarm shaving with antiperspirant/deodorant use may play a role in breast cancer."[46] A 2004 study reviewing the evidence for and against the possible link between breast cancer and underarm cosmetics wrote "Although animal and laboratory studies suggest a possible link between certain chemicals used in underarm cosmetics and breast cancer development, there is no reliable evidence that underarm cosmetics use increases breast cancer risk in humans."[47]

2004 and 2005 studies led by researcher Phil Darbre, hypothesizes that particular substances in deodorants, such as preservatives called parabens, or bolts such as aluminum chloride used in antiperspirants, get into the bloodstream or accumulate in breast tissue, where they enhance or emulate the effects of estrogen, which stimulates the growth of cancerous breast cells.[48][49] A 2007 study found that personal care products are a potential contributor to the body burden of aluminium and newer evidence has linked breast cancer with aluminium-based antiperspirants.[22] A 2008 study stated that no scientific evidence supports the hypothesis that deodorants and/or antiperspirants increase the incidence of breast cancer.[50] A study published in 2009 by the journal The Breast Cancer Research proposed a link between breast cancer and the application of cosmetic chemicals including phthalates and aluminum salts in the underarm region, because of their oestrogenic and/or genotoxic properties, which provides an evidence-based hypothesis capable of further research.[51]


[edit] Renal dysfunction
The FDA warns "that people with renal dysfunction may not be aware that the daily use of antiperspirant drug products containing aluminum may put them at a higher risk because of exposure to aluminum in the product."[34] The agency warns people with renal dysfunction to consult a doctor before using antiperspirants containing aluminum.[34]



Sometimes I wonder why some elites work so hard in an unethical manner to gain wealth and power: they can't take any of their wealth and power with them when they die. Philosophically looking at it, if there is a G-d, they will have an eternity of suffering to pay for their crimes against humanity. And if there is no G-d, then once they die, they will have no memories and conscious awareness of their success in life because their consciousness and memories are lost for eternity, becoming nothing more than dirt in the ground. So, these elites in the end lose either way. The 100 years of life living like a king is just a drop of water in the infinite ocean of time that they will experience suffering at the hands of G-d, or not experience in a state of non-existence.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 12:11 AM

I have tried various brands that don't have the anti-perspirant ingredient of aluminum, which I understand is bad for your health, but none of them work well in stopping odor for me. I can make many sacrifices for health, but smelling bad in public is not one of them. So, I have just stuck with Mitchum, which I understand has the highest amount of aluminum allowed by the FDA.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deodorant


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Oh Noes--you are following guidelines of the evil FDA?

By the way, you should know that wikipedia is not an authoritative source, since any nutcase with an agenda can edit material.

However, I do appreciate that you are doing your part to reduce noxious fumes in the world, and hop that you will continue with your use of Mitchum.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 12:45 AM

However, I do appreciate that you are doing your part to reduce noxious fumes in the world, and hop that you will continue with your use of Mitchum.


With the over-powering, far-reaching stench of your posts, I donít think anyone really has to use deodorant :wink2:



Sometimes I wonder why some elites work so hard in an unethical manner to gain wealth and power: they can't take any of their wealth and power with them when they die. Philosophically looking at it, if there is a G-d, they will have an eternity of suffering to pay for their crimes against humanity. And if there is no G-d, then once they die, they will have no memories and conscious awareness of their success in life because their consciousness and memories are lost for eternity, becoming nothing more than dirt in the ground. So, these elites in the end lose either way. The 100 years of life living like a king is just a drop of water in the infinite ocean of time that they will experience suffering at the hands of G-d, or not experience in a state of non-existence.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 02:13 AM

I don't understand how teflon could be toxic. As long as you don't burn it. It's completely chemically inert.
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Posted 10 June 2011 - 03:00 AM

Who wants to tell him what they make FILLINGS out of??? :unsure:
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Posted 10 June 2011 - 08:29 AM

Who wants to tell him what they make FILLINGS out of??? :unsure:


There is actually a whole movement of people that support having mercury fillings removed.
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Posted 10 June 2011 - 08:44 AM

and a whole movement againt teflon-coated bullets...........

I don't understand how teflon could be toxic. As long as you don't burn it. It's completely chemically inert.


Most people worried about this kind of thing don't know chemistry from coconuts.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 09:18 AM

I don't understand how teflon could be toxic. As long as you don't burn it. It's completely chemically inert.


This is just one source, so it's not absolute:

http://www.msnbc.msn...ws-environment/

DuPont Co. hid studies showing the risks of a Teflon-related chemical used to line candy wrappers, pizza boxes, microwave popcorn bags and hundreds of other food containers, according to internal company documents and a former employee. The chemical Zonyl can rub off the liner and get into food. Once in a person's body, it can break down into perfluorooctanoic acid and its salts, known as PFOA, a related chemical used in the making of Teflon-coated cookware.

[ . . . ]

"They are toxic," Evers said of the PFOA chemicals. "They get into human blood. And they are also in every one of you. Your loved ones, your fellow citizens."

[ . . . ]

But Evers said he also hoped to influence the outcome of an EPA hearing later this month on whether DuPont had withheld from EPA the study on PFOA and possible birth defects. The company could be fined millions of dollars.

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One of the documents, a 1987 memo, cites laboratory tests showing the chemical came off paper coating and leached into foods at levels three times higher than the FDA limit set in 1967. Another document, a 1973 Dupont study in which rats and dogs were fed Zonyl for 90 days, said both types of animals had anemia and damage to their kidneys and livers; the dogs had higher cholesterol levels.

Activists: Fetuses at risk
"What makes this worse is that DuPont knew at that time that Zonyl breakdown-products, such as PFOA, in food were very persistent in the environment and were contaminating human blood, including the fetal cord blood of babies born to DuPont female employees," EWG Senior Vice President Richard Wiles wrote to FDA and EPA officials.


Sometimes I wonder why some elites work so hard in an unethical manner to gain wealth and power: they can't take any of their wealth and power with them when they die. Philosophically looking at it, if there is a G-d, they will have an eternity of suffering to pay for their crimes against humanity. And if there is no G-d, then once they die, they will have no memories and conscious awareness of their success in life because their consciousness and memories are lost for eternity, becoming nothing more than dirt in the ground. So, these elites in the end lose either way. The 100 years of life living like a king is just a drop of water in the infinite ocean of time that they will experience suffering at the hands of G-d, or not experience in a state of non-existence.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 09:26 AM

Who wants to tell him what they make FILLINGS out of??? :unsure:


I know about mercury. It's all about making an informed choice. As long as people know about the dangers and are presented all the facts, then they are still free to choose the more dangerous stuff. Mercury is a lot cheaper than the white composite fillings, and people can still choose it if they are on a budget, as long as they are made aware of the dangers. Same thing with Teflon: as long as you are made aware of the possible hazards, then by all means, continue to use flosses like Johnson & Johnson.
Sometimes I wonder why some elites work so hard in an unethical manner to gain wealth and power: they can't take any of their wealth and power with them when they die. Philosophically looking at it, if there is a G-d, they will have an eternity of suffering to pay for their crimes against humanity. And if there is no G-d, then once they die, they will have no memories and conscious awareness of their success in life because their consciousness and memories are lost for eternity, becoming nothing more than dirt in the ground. So, these elites in the end lose either way. The 100 years of life living like a king is just a drop of water in the infinite ocean of time that they will experience suffering at the hands of G-d, or not experience in a state of non-existence.

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 04:02 PM

I know about mercury. It's all about making an informed choice. As long as people know about the dangers and are presented all the facts, then they are still free to choose the more dangerous stuff. Mercury is a lot cheaper than the white composite fillings, and people can still choose it if they are on a budget, as long as they are made aware of the dangers. Same thing with Teflon: as long as you are made aware of the possible hazards, then by all means, continue to use flosses like Johnson & Johnson.


I use AIM dental floss. It says it's made of nylon with wax.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 12:43 AM

Eating teflon isn't that bad, it's overheating it that's bad.
Aluminum in the blood has been linked to Alzheimer's for at least two decades. I'd rather smell funny and be sweaty than get that!

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 01:10 AM

Eating teflon isn't that bad, it's overheating it that's bad.
Aluminum in the blood has been linked to Alzheimer's for at least two decades. I'd rather smell funny and be sweaty than get that!

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Actually, aluminum has not been linked conclusively to Alzheimer's. Although a study or two seemed to indicate that it was, massive amounts of money and effort were devoted to confirming that--and failed to do so. Most AD researchers think that there is no link between aluminum and AD.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 09:03 AM

I use AIM dental floss. It says it's made of nylon with wax.


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Eating teflon isn't that bad, it's overheating it that's bad.
Aluminum in the blood has been linked to Alzheimer's for at least two decades. I'd rather smell funny and be sweaty than get that!

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I think I'm going to go back to non-aluminum based deodorants and just re-apply it as needed throughout the day. I'll have to pick one of the following: http://www.vitaminsh...ection=vitamins
Sometimes I wonder why some elites work so hard in an unethical manner to gain wealth and power: they can't take any of their wealth and power with them when they die. Philosophically looking at it, if there is a G-d, they will have an eternity of suffering to pay for their crimes against humanity. And if there is no G-d, then once they die, they will have no memories and conscious awareness of their success in life because their consciousness and memories are lost for eternity, becoming nothing more than dirt in the ground. So, these elites in the end lose either way. The 100 years of life living like a king is just a drop of water in the infinite ocean of time that they will experience suffering at the hands of G-d, or not experience in a state of non-existence.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 11:42 AM

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I think I'm going to go back to non-aluminum based deodorants and just re-apply it as needed throughout the day. I'll have to pick one of the following: http://www.vitaminsh...ection=vitamins


I don't know whether there is any research to back this up or not, but I switched from an aluminum deoderant to a non-aluminum one (Tom's) about 15 years ago. I did notice that I sweated more (since I was now using a deoderant rather than anti-perspirant), but the "stink factor" actually improved dramatically over a short time (like a few weeks). I think a person's body might adjust somehow.
Also just FYI, if you are in a pinch (like camping or something) you can use anti-bacterial hand cleaner and it will work like deoderant (by killing bacteria you reduce the stench).

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 10:21 PM

How many of you go to Starbucks?


Two main components of coffee cups and carry out containers identified as cancer-causing agents

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DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Sunday, June 12, 2011

WASHINGTON - The widely used preservative formaldehyde and the coffee-cup component styrene were added to a list of known and suspected carcinogens by the feds.

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Full text at http://articles.nyda...-causing-agents
Sometimes I wonder why some elites work so hard in an unethical manner to gain wealth and power: they can't take any of their wealth and power with them when they die. Philosophically looking at it, if there is a G-d, they will have an eternity of suffering to pay for their crimes against humanity. And if there is no G-d, then once they die, they will have no memories and conscious awareness of their success in life because their consciousness and memories are lost for eternity, becoming nothing more than dirt in the ground. So, these elites in the end lose either way. The 100 years of life living like a king is just a drop of water in the infinite ocean of time that they will experience suffering at the hands of G-d, or not experience in a state of non-existence.

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 10:54 PM

How many of you go to Starbucks?


Two main components of coffee cups and carry out containers identified as cancer-causing agents

BY NEWS WIRE SERVICES
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Sunday, June 12, 2011

WASHINGTON - The widely used preservative formaldehyde and the coffee-cup component styrene were added to a list of known and suspected carcinogens by the feds.

[ . . . ]

Full text at http://articles.nyda...-causing-agents

So that's why their coffee is so bad...
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 05:01 PM

Didn't want to start a new thread for this

http://www.anh-usa.o...t-safe-and-not/

Now the FDA admits that some chicken meat may contain "small amounts" of arsenic. Previous studies have indicated that the arsenic was eliminated with chicken waste.

The FDA said in a press release that the inorganic arsenic "does not pose a health risk." But Pfizer has decided voluntarily to suspend the sale of Roxarsone (the arsenic additive) in 30 days, and will "facilitate an orderly process for suspending use of the product" in the US. Sounds like a backroom deal with the FDA protecting Pfizer from liability while the company exits the arsenic feed business.


Sometimes I wonder why some elites work so hard in an unethical manner to gain wealth and power: they can't take any of their wealth and power with them when they die. Philosophically looking at it, if there is a G-d, they will have an eternity of suffering to pay for their crimes against humanity. And if there is no G-d, then once they die, they will have no memories and conscious awareness of their success in life because their consciousness and memories are lost for eternity, becoming nothing more than dirt in the ground. So, these elites in the end lose either way. The 100 years of life living like a king is just a drop of water in the infinite ocean of time that they will experience suffering at the hands of G-d, or not experience in a state of non-existence.




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