Skip to comments.DO YOU KNOW? If these toys & clothes are safe to sell & buy?
Posted on 11/18/2005 11:47:44 PM PST by funt hings
I need help to find out if there is a way of testing toys/clothes/ect. for hazardous residue,chemicals,meth,how do i know if its safe to buy or sell used items?Or how do you clean?Then are they safe?who knows where it came from?Goodwill,sale,or,a tweaker,garbage,store?how do i know its safe? help me?Im in recovery,Life getting better I hope!
You just gotta take your chances.
That's what life's about.
You have to be very careful as most clothing is wired to a transmitter that will control your mind?. :)
Do you have something to recover?
But is it true -Aaron Wildavsky
Consider the allegory of the milk room. Placed in a sealed room full of milk --a great source of human health-- one could die by drowning. If the Milk level dropped below head level, drowning would not be inevitable. Here the poison does lie in the dose.
Suppose, however, that the milk level dropped to one foot: could a person drown? It is possible; a weak person might fall into the milk. Suppose the milk level dropped to one inch: could a person drown? A determined person might manage to, making it improbable but not necessarily impossible. How about a milk level of a thousandth of an inch? Could we say that drowning was impossible? Not quite. We could use locution such as "highly improbable." Perhaps, as my husband suggests, a large room might be tilted so that enough milk accumulated in a corner to drown a person.
If anyone can imagine a level that low, how about a millionth of an inch of milk: could a person conceivably drown at that invisible level? My inclination is to think not, to imagine that we have at long last reached the impossible level. But that might be to the limit of human ingenuity; perhaps a suicidal genius could manage this feat.
Large, lifetime occupational exposures to chemicals occur in the equivalent of rooms with high milk levels, and people who work in such places should be very careful. But the small, sporadic exposures that we as citizens are subjected to are closer to the millionth of an inch milk. One cannot quite say that significant harm is impossible, but the evidence suggests that it is extremely improbable. Only by substituting possibilities for probabilities as guides to action does being in a milk room constitute a hazard. The basic reason that virtually all allegations of harm from trace exposures to chemicals turn out to be false is that the amounts involved, the suppose causes, are to small to generate the substantial effects attributed to them. The lesson of the milk room is that while too much of even a good thing can be lethal, a miniscule causes have minor effects.
Especially dihydrogen oxide, bad stuff.
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