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(ABC)   That whole shower curtain scare? It turns out that the researchers only tested one shower curtain. Not one brand, one curtain   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 99
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2008-06-12 07:27:59 PM
shocking
just shocking
and exactly what kind of instruments were they using that they were worried would get damaged ???
seriously ???
 
2008-06-12 08:15:17 PM
i237.photobucket.com
 
2008-06-12 08:19:02 PM
This is what happens when let people who know nothing about how to do proper science do science.
 
2008-06-12 08:48:55 PM
Why's that naked lady have chocolate sauce all over her, strangeguitar?
 
2008-06-12 09:15:58 PM
"We have a clear-cut case that these products release elevated levels of harmful chemicals," said report co-author Mike Schade, PVC campaign coordinator for the Center for Health, Environment and Justice. "Our research builds on a growing body of evidence that shows that the government fails to protect us from the growing number of toxic chemicals in products."

The researcher works for lobbyists.
Their Website. (new window)

From their about:

The Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) is the only national environmental organization that was founded and is led by a grassroots leader. Lois Gibbs founded CHEJ after winning the nation's first community relocation of 900 families due to a leaking toxic waste dump in Love Canal, New York. Through this effort she also woke up the nation to recognize the link between people's exposures to dangerous chemicals in the community setting and serious public health impacts.

/a little biased
 
2008-06-12 09:52:34 PM
Aw, God damn it! And I JUST finished burning all of my curtains.
 
2008-06-12 09:52:57 PM
Didn't I say something about shenanigans?

Clearly everyone should just listen to me from now on.

/I rule!
 
2008-06-12 09:54:39 PM
I actually have two shower curtains up right now. I mock you, shower curtain chemicals.

/yes, we are lazy and just put up a new one over the old one
 
2008-06-12 09:54:54 PM
And that, of course, is curtains.
 
2008-06-12 09:55:21 PM
"One curtain?"

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2008-06-12 09:57:12 PM
These must be the same scientists that tell us evolution is true.
 
2008-06-12 09:57:32 PM
Aperture Science strikes again.
 
2008-06-12 09:58:54 PM
I don't care.

/glass doors in my showers
 
2008-06-12 09:59:36 PM
Damn. Destroyed another shower curtain for NO REASON.
 
2008-06-12 10:02:55 PM
They spent more on the press conference than the study itself. You think the Center for Science in the Public Interest is any more thorough than these guys?
 
2008-06-12 10:03:03 PM
"In short, it is a piece of shower curtain research that some experts said just doesn't hold water."

/Clever
//Didn't laugh
///Nice try though
 
2008-06-12 10:03:49 PM
i300.photobucket.com
meat curtains
 
2008-06-12 10:05:56 PM
It's a streetlamp.

Might as well be the way they were testing it...
 
2008-06-12 10:06:51 PM
And the media bought this shiat. F*CK You to all the major outlets out there. Shame on your parent companies for not allowing proper fact checking before going to air. Way to make me consider that brochures by small presses might be the only way to get good press.
 
2008-06-12 10:08:10 PM
There was a shower curtain scare? I had no idea...
 
2008-06-12 10:09:08 PM
I hate shower curtains. Luckily we have a frosted plexiglass door. No water gets on the bathroom floor and I can beat off in privacy.


/TMI?
//probably
///what kind of shower door I have really is none of your business
 
2008-06-12 10:09:23 PM
Frankly I wouldn't be surprised if most shower curtains give off toxic compounds when you first open them. You know, that nice vinyl aroma that you smell when you first put one up. Same thing with "new car" smell; yeah that's toxic too. Thing is, unless you're putting up a new shower curtain every other day then you're probably only being exposed to minute doses over a short duration. This is on my list of worries somewhere after being hit by a random meteorite.
 
2008-06-12 10:09:59 PM
derek20cali: These must be the same scientists that tell us evolution is true.

Or the same ones that think ID is true.

Damn it I got trolled.
 
2008-06-12 10:10:26 PM
There are few things as exciting as smelling that fresh vinyl smell you get when you peel open a brand-new shower curtain. Unfortunately, I only get around to buying a new one every five years.
 
2008-06-12 10:10:44 PM
eli pabst: Frankly I wouldn't be surprised if most shower curtains give off toxic compounds when you first open them. You know, that nice vinyl aroma that you smell when you first put one up. Same thing with "new car" smell; yeah that's toxic too. Thing is, unless you're putting up a new shower curtain every other day then you're probably only being exposed to minute doses over a short duration. This is on my list of worries somewhere after being hit by a random meteorite.

This sounds almost as scientific as the study! Bravo!

/were you one of the testers?
//this scientific study is somewhere between taking a crap and...well, I'll go take a crap
 
2008-06-12 10:11:22 PM
hornblowerfan: I don't care.

/glass doors in my showers


Oh?

Our guest bath has glass doors. Our cat eats his dinner in there because his "sister" likes to bully him when she gets done with hers. Well, sometime after his dinner(okay, more like 10 pm, because I went in there for something), and 4 pm the next day, I put him in there for his dinner, and inexplicably, one of the shower doors was now in the bathtub, with about 10% all over the floor as well. I was in the house the whole day, and I didn't hear it shatter! I don't know what the hell happened! If Nermal had been in there at just the right moment, he would've been slashed to fuzzy ribbons!

/Yes, his name is Nermal, he's the only one of my cats I named...I'm not very creative....get your laughs in!
 
2008-06-12 10:11:52 PM
eli pabst: Frankly I wouldn't be surprised if most shower curtains give off toxic compounds when you first open them. You know, that nice vinyl aroma that you smell when you first put one up. Same thing with "new car" smell; yeah that's toxic too. Thing is, unless you're putting up a new shower curtain every other day then you're probably only being exposed to minute doses over a short duration. This is on my list of worries somewhere after being hit by a random meteorite.

Do you let it air out when she takes off her panties?
 
2008-06-12 10:13:23 PM
this is nothing new. all research is biased.

objectivity is a figment of the enlightenment imagination. a time when we believed, despite factual evidence to the contrary, that there was no such thing.

money produces results, in the favor of the funder. no one wants poor returns on an investment. this is true regardless of affiliation. industry sponsored research is no less biased than foundation sponsored research which is no less biased than government sponsored research.

the truth depends which team you are on, and who benefits from the results.
 
2008-06-12 10:13:44 PM
FTFA - The group tested a total of five shower curtains, of which only one shower curtain - not one brand; one curtain - was subjected to complete testing for chemicals in its composition, as well as those it released into the air - a phenomenon known as "off-gassing."

Okay...so they tested more then one curtain. Not a WHOLE lot more then one curtain...
 
2008-06-12 10:14:27 PM
Rubberband Girl:

Okay...so they tested more then one curtain. Not a WHOLE lot more then one curtain...


Still doesn't make a difference.
 
2008-06-12 10:16:49 PM
People really shouldn't be surprised at this. This kind of crap happens all the time in studies. A lot (if not most) of studies are basically designed to come to some sort of specific conclusion. They do this by altering the scenario of when the test takes place. For example, say a group smokefreeamerica.org wants to release a study on second hand smoke. They would do this by creating a situation in which one non-smoker stands in a small room with no windows or openings. Then 3 smokers come in and basically fill the damn thing up with smoke. Is this scenario real? not really. No one is really going to be in that scenario but they get to play the second hand smoke kills, EVERYBODY PANIC card. My point is that you should take these studies with a grain of salt and read all the fine print before making a judgment on crap. It's a shame that media/politicians/idiots don't and begin making a panic for no reason.

/You may now continue with your regular scheduled debate.
 
2008-06-12 10:16:51 PM
well great, after I read the first fark.com post I quickly gathered up all my shower curtains, and set them on fire in a sealed room...now I am feeling dizzy....
 
2008-06-12 10:16:59 PM
People. Please do not trust "research" form any organization calling themselves an "environmental group".
 
2008-06-12 10:19:12 PM
Tr0mBoNe: due to a leaking toxic waste dump in Love Canal...

Sounds like why my my last Saturday night ended badly.
 
2008-06-12 10:20:23 PM
OK, so you hang a new shower curtain and the off gasses kill you.

You leave the old one in place and the accumulated mold kills you.

/rock and a hard place
 
2008-06-12 10:20:53 PM
Has anyone else ever used a shower curtain so the mattress didn't get wet during sex?
 
2008-06-12 10:21:29 PM
Canadian Canuck: This is what happens when let people who know nothing about how to do proper science do science when listen to retarded hippies.
 
2008-06-12 10:24:57 PM
H_is_for_Heretic

haha my first roomie in college got that meat stamp tattooed on his ass. It was truely something beautiful whenever he showed somebody he just met.

/stared at his roomie's ass for two hours that day
//never again
///so much more entertaining than the article.
 
2008-06-12 10:25:29 PM
I blame Janet Leigh.
 
2008-06-12 10:25:49 PM
My curtains match my rug.
 
2008-06-12 10:26:41 PM
namatad: and exactly what kind of instruments were they using that they were worried would get damaged ???

Maybe it was a rental and they were worried about getting their deposit back, oh and had to get it back before 5:00 or they'd have to pay for another day.

Or else 'the instrument' was actually the researcher's wife who has a really good sense of smell, but she got freaked out and refused to smell any more since her husband has told her so many horror stories about PVC.
 
2008-06-12 10:26:43 PM
antialias: Aperture Science strikes again.

seriously. this story sounds like the handiwork of Cave Johnson.
 
2008-06-12 10:26:49 PM
farkingatwork 2008-06-12 10:10:44 PM
This sounds almost as scientific as the study! Bravo!

It's not exactly a stunning revelation. People have been finding that a number of plastics off-gas toxic compounds after being manufactured. In fact it's basically what they were saying in the linked article.

//Off to Target to increase my N.
 
2008-06-12 10:28:16 PM
12.fl.oz.: Has anyone else ever used a shower curtain so the mattress didn't get wet during sex?

Why? It's like wearing a condom on your finger. I like to savor the aroma the next day, that way I might remember her name.
 
2008-06-12 10:28:26 PM
driven to quit: People really shouldn't be surprised at this. This kind of crap happens all the time in studies. A lot (if not most) of studies are basically designed to come to some sort of specific conclusion. They do this by altering the scenario of when the test takes place. For example, say a group smokefreeamerica.org wants to release a study on second hand smoke. They would do this by creating a situation in which one non-smoker stands in a small room with no windows or openings. Then 3 smokers come in and basically fill the damn thing up with smoke. Is this scenario real? not really. No one is really going to be in that scenario but they get to play the second hand smoke kills, EVERYBODY PANIC card. My point is that you should take these studies with a grain of salt and read all the fine print before making a judgment on crap. It's a shame that media/politicians/idiots don't and begin making a panic for no reason.

/You may now continue with your regular scheduled debate.


I'm sure this study was put together by showercurtainfreeamerica.com in order to stamp out the rampant shower curtain deaths.
 
2008-06-12 10:28:34 PM
FTA: Further testing was not performed "to avoid potential instrument damage," according to the report.

cubsfan07: I hate shower curtains. Luckily we have a frosted plexiglass door. No water gets on the bathroom floor and I can beat off in privacy.

Being a Farkette, I can only speculate that a fapping with a shower curtain could potentially cause instrument damage.
 
2008-06-12 10:29:04 PM
Next you will hear that "new car smell" causes cancer and you won't be able to buy a new car ever again.
 
2008-06-12 10:29:06 PM
amazing_live_seamonkeys: People. Please do not trust "research" form any organization calling themselves an "environmental group".

You mean like all that research saying that the Earth is getting warmer or some bullshiat? Done and done.

/flame on!
 
2008-06-12 10:29:25 PM
RocketRod: Why's that naked lady have chocolate sauce all over her, strangeguitar?

It's due to Chocolate Rain. Link (new window)
 
2008-06-12 10:30:01 PM
12.fl.oz. 2008-06-12 10:11:52 PM
Do you let it air out when she takes off her panties?

Your wife wears vinyl panties? That's hot!
 
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