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(Scientific American)   Study of the chemicals most commonly used as flame retardants in children's clothing show that flames aren't the only thing they are retarding   (scientificamerican.com) divider line 15
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2013-05-06 04:56:44 PM
Children wearing potato sacks?
 
2013-05-06 05:13:44 PM
For some reason, the first time I heard the term "engine retarder" when discussing a tractor trailer's jake brake, I imagined a big rig driver flipping a switch while going downhill, and from the sides of the tractor-trailer a dozen retarded people would be deployed to use their retard strength to pull on the truck and slow it down.
 
2013-05-06 05:25:54 PM
media.al.com
 
2013-05-06 05:26:50 PM
what we need is more regulation so that this sort of unintended consequence would never happen again.

/ never again
 
2013-05-06 05:29:32 PM
They cause a smaller taint too.  How researchers figured that out, I have no idea.
 
2013-05-06 05:40:15 PM
In before hordes of double digit IQ people rage about this being baseless anti-chemical fear mongering.
 
2013-05-06 05:49:24 PM

FirstNationalBastard: For some reason, the first time I heard the term "engine retarder" when discussing a tractor trailer's jake brake, I imagined a big rig driver flipping a switch while going downhill, and from the sides of the tractor-trailer a dozen retarded people would be deployed to use their retard strength to pull on the truck and slow it down.


That's the funniest shiat I've read in a very long time.
 
2013-05-06 06:01:34 PM
Intredasting article.
 
2013-05-06 06:07:56 PM

Guuberre: [media.al.com image 376x286]


Dang.  And I'm trying not to eat so much junk food.

/derp
 
2013-05-06 06:30:09 PM
Wait a minute . . . I was assured that mental and developmental disorders were caused by having traces of pig blood and egg in vaccinations. Are you trying to tell me that I was misled, submitter?
 
2013-05-06 07:33:12 PM

End_Of_Line: Wait a minute . . . I was assured that mental and developmental disorders were caused by having traces of pig blood and egg in vaccinations. Are you trying to tell me that I was misled, submitter?


I've always thought the amount of chemicals offgassing from various plastics, foams, etc. were to blame for a good number of health problems. But they aren't exciting and people think "Well, if I can't see it or taste it or smell it and the gov't isn't saying it's a problem, then it must be safe."

Same goes for all natural arsenic in water sources. It's something that never crosses most people's minds.
 
2013-05-06 09:23:47 PM
I submitted this story probably more than a year ago.  What did I call it, again?  "Twice the retardant for the price of one-- now that's value!"

/ no green
// yes bitter
 
2013-05-07 12:03:35 AM
Early-life exposure to these chemicals is linked to aberrant DNA hypomethylation.

It doesn't need to hang around in the body to have a lifelong effect.
 
2013-05-07 05:52:23 AM

FunkOut: End_Of_Line: Wait a minute . . . I was assured that mental and developmental disorders were caused by having traces of pig blood and egg in vaccinations. Are you trying to tell me that I was misled, submitter?

I've always thought the amount of chemicals offgassing from various plastics, foams, etc. were to blame for a good number of health problems. But they aren't exciting and people think "Well, if I can't see it or taste it or smell it and the gov't isn't saying it's a problem, then it must be safe."

Same goes for all natural arsenic in water sources. It's something that never crosses most people's minds.


Why I'm not a big fan of new carpets. Totally toxic.
 
2013-05-07 04:23:07 PM
Okay, that explains my little window-lickers.
 
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