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Old 01-03-2015, 08:22 PM   #31
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Air contains chemicals, as does water
Hi there. I noticed that you've asserted that air contains chemicals. I was hoping that you could elaborate on that. Which chemicals exactly?

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A "chemical" by itself is not necessarily harmful, but can be in large amounts.
Does this same axiom also apply to elements?

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Check out oxalic acid on Wikipedia. It occurs naturally in many fruits and vegetables; you would have to eat pounds of it for it to be harmful.
So does it follow that it's safe to eat Bar Keeper's Friend?
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Old 01-03-2015, 08:34 PM   #32
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Hi there. I noticed that you've asserted that air contains chemicals. I was hoping that you could elaborate on that. Which chemicals exactly?

http://chemistry.about.com/od/chemistryfaqs/f/aircomposition.htm

Does this same axiom also apply to elements?

Some, not all.

So does it follow that it's safe to eat Bar Keeper's Friend?

Perhaps you'd like to conduct an experiment and report back to us.
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Old 01-03-2015, 08:46 PM   #33
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Looks like you got some great answers from Andy. Let us know if you have more questions
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