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Scientists: Ubiquitous household chemical could be killing cats
Koko news ^ | May 8 2013 | Jeff Burnside

Posted on 05/09/2013 10:18:44 AM PDT by Fawn

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1 posted on 05/09/2013 10:18:44 AM PDT by Fawn
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Scientists: Ubiquitous household chemical could be killing cats

The name of the chemical wouldn't be Curiosity, would it?

2 posted on 05/09/2013 10:20:42 AM PDT by apillar
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The article goes from “this chemical (flame retardants) is killing our cats” to “this chemical everywhere and is killing everyone!”

*sigh* Why can’t advocacy pieces just come right out and say what they are?


3 posted on 05/09/2013 10:21:38 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: apillar

LOL


4 posted on 05/09/2013 10:22:00 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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5 posted on 05/09/2013 10:22:21 AM PDT by Spruce
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To: rarestia
*sigh* Why can’t advocacy pieces just come right out and say what they are?

The linked report says they are polybrominated diphenyl ethers. Maybe they're scared of the chemical industry buring down their office and leaving a note "Should have had more flame retardants, hahahahaha!"

6 posted on 05/09/2013 10:26:40 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: rarestia
“this chemical (flame retardants) is killing our cats”

Well, don't treat your cat with flame retardant and the cat will be just fine.

7 posted on 05/09/2013 10:28:40 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Fawn
Poorly written article that leaves more questions than it answers. Of course, what can we expect from so called journalists these day?

For example, how are cats being impacted by flame retardant toxins? Are they consuming flame retardants? Are they rubbing against the flame retardants and they get into their skins? This crappily written article never says.

8 posted on 05/09/2013 10:30:03 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: Fawn

Get 1,000 cats from random places

Expose all of them to heavy amounts of this chemical

Breed the ones that are least affected to each other...

Repeat... Until the resultant cat population is no longer affected...

Eventually this problem will go away...


9 posted on 05/09/2013 10:32:04 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Fawn

I hate it when chemicals turn Ubiquitous


10 posted on 05/09/2013 10:32:56 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Fawn
Dihydrogen Monoxide again?
11 posted on 05/09/2013 10:33:45 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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>> Well, don’t treat your cat with flame retardant

Too late... my kitty was born retarded.


12 posted on 05/09/2013 10:35:07 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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Too late... my kitty was born retarded.

I have a couple of those too. But only one is satanic, the other is OK.

13 posted on 05/09/2013 10:36:55 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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I've heard this theory a few years ago. I had a cat with HyperT and it's very common now. Cats lay on the carpets/furniture and also rub against curtains. Do you want your kids wearing flame retardant clothing?
14 posted on 05/09/2013 10:39:52 AM PDT by Fawn (In a World of Information, Ignorance is a Choice.)
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To: Fawn

101 uses for a dead cat:

#1. Just before rigormortise sets in, turn their little paws backward and set.

Toilet bowl brush....


15 posted on 05/09/2013 10:44:35 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping Plz?


16 posted on 05/09/2013 10:44:58 AM PDT by Fawn (In a World of Information, Ignorance is a Choice.)
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To: BitWielder1

Don’t water this travesty down...


17 posted on 05/09/2013 10:45:23 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 17th Miss Regt
Kitty will be FINE!!!!


18 posted on 05/09/2013 10:46:22 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mandatory BB Guns for 10 Year Old Boys would solve most of America's problems.)
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The state House passed a ban on additional flame retardants in household items and children's products. Lawmakers also created a system to stop chemical companies from switching to yet another version deemed just as bad.

Wow, it seems not that long ago that the nanny press was all agog about how children’s cloths weren’t fire resistant and because the garment industry didn’t want to spend the money on fire retardants hundreds of children every year were killed or maimed.

And if all of these cats have hyperthyroidism why is this the first I have heard of it. I know a lot of cat owners and never a peep.

19 posted on 05/09/2013 10:47:13 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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20 posted on 05/09/2013 10:53:17 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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