09-13-2017, 03:53 AM
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Anyone else hear of this?  This is not the first time I have read about dangers of phthalates.  Makes me glad that I make my own soap!

http://nationalpost.com/health/a-study-f...erm-counts

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 09-13-2017, 05:15 AM
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Interesting (and scary) article.  

Maybe some soap/cream makers can help - nice to know what to look for. Article does not give examples of phthalates "ingredients" or what to look for.

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 09-13-2017, 06:09 AM
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 09-13-2017, 11:06 AM
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The article lost all credibility when they referenced phthalate in mac and cheese. Insignificant. Fake newsSmile

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 09-13-2017, 11:44 AM
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Here is a link to the NIH.  It also states that phthalates leach in to food from the packaging.  Quite a real phenomenon.  


https://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/text_version....php?id=24

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 09-13-2017, 06:39 PM
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https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle...h-analysis

Both because of their ubiquitous usage and because they are not listed on product labels, phthalates are next to impossible to avoid. They are in household items (vinyl flooring), personal care products (hair care, body wash, some cosmetics), fragrance, household cleaners, and food. Even for those who either avoid these products or buy phthalate-free variations, phthalates lurk in unexpected places. In food, for example, even milk packaged in glass may have passed through plastic tubes on its way from the cow to the bottle, taking DEHP along with it. “Milking machines use a lot of plastic and DEHP is free and very lipophilic (fat soluble), and milk is full of lipids, so it just pulls the DEHP out of the plastic tubing and into the milk,” explains Robin Whyatt, professor of environmental health sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center.




So, basically - you've been exposed to phthalates your entire life, and even if you make your own soap, you're likely to be exposed via multiple other vectors anyway. There aren't regulations that force consumer-goods makers to disclose them, so really - what is the point of this post apart from fear-mongering?

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 09-13-2017, 06:52 PM
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Short version: We're all gonna die.

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 09-13-2017, 08:06 PM
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(09-13-2017, 06:52 PM)bkatbamna Wrote: Short version: We're all gonna die.

That condition is commonly refereed to as "being alive". While ultimately untreatable, common ways to deal with the condition is to do enjoyable things - like traditional wetshaving - and not worry too much about things.

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 09-14-2017, 07:05 AM
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(09-13-2017, 08:06 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote:
(09-13-2017, 06:52 PM)bkatbamna Wrote: Short version: We're all gonna die.

That condition is commonly refereed to as "being alive". While ultimately untreatable, common ways to deal with the condition is to do enjoyable things - like traditional wetshaving - and not worry too much about things.


Worry (anxiety/stress) kills almost as many people as fast food. Almost.

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 09-14-2017, 12:13 PM
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(09-13-2017, 06:52 PM)bkatbamna Wrote: Short version: We're all gonna die.

Wait, what?  



Dang.  You really ruined a perfectly good Thursday........

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 09-14-2017, 04:51 PM
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(09-14-2017, 12:13 PM)kingfisher Wrote:
(09-13-2017, 06:52 PM)bkatbamna Wrote: Short version: We're all gonna die.

Wait, what?  



Dang.  You really ruined a perfectly good Thursday........

If it makes you feel better it will not be from phthalates Biggrin

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