That's just sad.
It's the Chemicals, stupid!vegetarian
Posted 24 October 2004 - 11:58 AM
That's just sad.
Posted 24 October 2004 - 02:09 PM
Posted 24 October 2004 - 03:11 PM
what about the people who religiously eat at fast food restaurants and don't break out?
Posted 24 October 2004 - 07:18 PM
Posted 24 October 2004 - 07:27 PM
Posted 25 October 2004 - 04:24 PM
Posted 25 October 2004 - 05:19 PM
One of the things you wonâ€™t find here is a listing of long-term human trials (say 10 years or more) measuring exposure to these chemicals. I think that might be interesting. My point is that while most of these reports say that there is no â€˜significantâ€™ increase in health problems (like cancer) for any given additive, the science seems to ignore the possible cumulative effects of eating hundreds of pounds of thousands of these chemicals every year of your lifeâ€¦
The evidence claiming that food additives are safe is less-than-perfect, and NOBODY thinks that this stuff is actually GOOD for you, so why not try to cut additives out if you can? It might help you skin (and the rest of your body), and it certainly wonâ€™t hurt. Be an adultâ€”learn to like vegetables.
A note on skin products:
Although food additives are fairly well-regulated in most countries, skin care products are a different story. As long as you can demonstrate that people wonâ€™t be killed/hurt by your product, any chemical is pretty much fair game. Mineral oil (which also goes by half a dozen other names) is a waste by-product of the refining of gasoline from crude oil. Since itâ€™s classified as a toxic waste, it costs more to dispose of then to sell for other uses! Most baby oil is 100% mineral oil (and incidentally, significant amounts of the stuff can be found in things like licorice). Again, itâ€™s â€˜generally considered as safeâ€™ by the USDA, but check out the MSDS safety sheet: http://www.jtbaker.c...hhtml/m7700.htm
It gets worse. â€œNaturalâ€? skin products are very poorly regulated, and often are nothing more than the same old junk with some sort of herbal additive.
You canâ€™t win, but you can try to play smart. Thatâ€™s all I was trying to say.