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Old 01-26-2008, 11:45 AM   #11
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You think that's bad, how about DHMO??


I'm pretty sure we could go an entire very long and healthy lifetime without being exposed to one molecule of lead.

Can't say the same about DHMO.


I could be wrong about the Lead, years ago I took an advanced Photo course where we performed selenium toning. It was is a 'wear protective glove or use tongs' process because selenium is a health hazard.

So you can imagine the 'head snap' I did the first time I heard a commercial bragging their vitamins were fortified with selenium.

DHMO and selenium, examples of how too much of a good thing will kill.
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Old 01-27-2008, 08:40 AM   #12
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I'm pretty sure we could go an entire very long and healthy lifetime without being exposed to one molecule of lead. ...
I'm afraid that if it has roots in the earth (vegetable, fruit, nut, legume, cereal grain, etc.), and you've eaten it - bummer ... you've consumed more than one molecule of lead (sorry gang - that includes organic, too).
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Old 01-27-2008, 08:46 AM   #13
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Interesting stuff, food for though for sure...
And good idea for a thread.
Thanks!
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Old 01-27-2008, 10:48 AM   #14
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Walt, I hadn't seen or heard that one in a long time...It's amazing what folks don't know, ain't it?
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Old 01-27-2008, 04:14 PM   #15
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It's widely used in industry,
In agriculture too...

They pour it on the ground,
or in a river when they're through.

And through the ecosystem,
it gets into me and you...

Which they dare not deny!

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And it's routinely added to food products, but I've never heard of the FDA approving it specifically as a food additive.

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How far DHMO has spread no one can safely tell.
They've found it on Europa, and it's on our Moon as well.
It may well turn our Solar System to a living (heck)!
It's filling up the sky!
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Old 01-28-2008, 01:41 AM   #16
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I'm afraid that if it has roots in the earth (vegetable, fruit, nut, legume, cereal grain, etc.), and you've eaten it - bummer ... you've consumed more than one molecule of lead (sorry gang - that includes organic, too).

Hey, the healthy life without exposure to one molecule of lead was intended as a theoretical.

I use to buy leaded gasoline. I pumped my share of lead into the atmosphere just like millions of others. If lead wasn't everywhere 200 years ago it sure is now!
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Also consider that gasoline powered farm equipment did exist while leaded gas was the norm...

We may not be up where the romans were (with lead drinking water water pipes...) but our exposure to lead is probably many times higher than a lot of earlier eras.

Frankly the risk of lead contamination from the consumption of a cup of vinegar a day seems fairly tiny. Do you know ANYONE who consumes a cup of vinegar a day on a personal basis?
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Also consider that gasoline powered farm equipment did exist while leaded gas was the norm...
And farmers use to spray the used motor oil under fences to keep the weeds down.


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We may not be up where the romans were (with lead drinking water water pipes...) but our exposure to lead is probably many times higher than a lot of earlier eras.
Let's not forget the earlier efforts in the tinning and canning of foods.


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Frankly the risk of lead contamination from the consumption of a cup of vinegar a day seems fairly tiny. Do you know ANYONE who consumes a cup of vinegar a day on a personal basis?
My brother in law, think drug tests.

But then do in-laws count?
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Wow... a cup or more of vinegar a day?

So does he take it straight or on the rocks?
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My brother in law, think drug tests.

But then do in-laws count?
I'd guess he's not drinking balsamic or red wine vinegar for this purpose (the original topic of this thread) Distilled white vinegar is much cheaper. Still, I'd wonder about the effect of that much acid on the stomach and intestinal linings
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