Random Thoughts...or...What's on Your Mind?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Scribble, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. Discofan

    Discofan Rear Admiral Fleet Captain

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    Historians say that the fall of Rome was caused by lead poisoning. Rich Romans would eat meals cooked in lead (the richer the more lead there was) and that's what drove the emperors and their closest advisers to become the lunatics that we know, causing the city of Rome to become more and more decadent. At least that's what the theory says. Without lead maybe we'd still live like the Romans?:D
     
  2. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

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    If aluminum were that toxic in trace amounts, wouldn't drinking sodas out of aluminum cans be an issue?
     
  3. Discofan

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    I didn't say it was as toxic as lead. In fact, I said the opposite. Something doesn't have to cause crippling diseases to be toxic. Still, it was shown to have some bad effects on your health. However, anything that's made of aluminum that stays in contact with food is problematic, especially if that food has acid properties like some sodas have.
     
  4. JirinPanthosa

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    I mean, is there any study that’s been done on health problems among people who drink from aluminum cans? How much aluminum is necessary to cause problems?
     
  5. Discofan

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    Google produces a few articles, like this one mentioning the (American) EPA:

    https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/phs/phs.asp?id=1076&tid=34
     
  6. Scribble

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    Haven't clicked on the link yet, but from what I understand, there is a link between aluminum and Alzheimer's.
     
  7. TribbleFeeder

    TribbleFeeder The Real Kim Cardassian Premium Member

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    It seems like it’s more concerning foods that have aluminum compounds in them, not things that touch aluminum. I didn’t read it in full though.
     
  8. Discofan

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    Well, in the documentary I've seen, they said that there was a link between aluminum food containers and the accentuation of some diseases. So it seems that some of the aluminum migrates to the food.
     
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  9. TribbleFeeder

    TribbleFeeder The Real Kim Cardassian Premium Member

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    That’s actually really scary. My family has always packed sandwiches for lunch in aluminum foil. That’s 13 years of contamination. Eeeeeek.

    I’m gonna have to think of an alternative for my husband’s lunches. Baggies are too small for a long roll. Any suggestions?
     
  10. Discofan

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    Maybe a food wrapping paper, like they use to wrap meat or bread in small stores.
     
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  11. Nakita Akita

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    After the three blood transfusions, they would have had to scope her and possibly fix wherever the bleeding was occurring.
    Anyway I don't have money like that and it probably would have been worse on her.
    She was so sick from the blood loss I had to have her put down.

    But it came on her quickly and was over fairly quickly too.
    She was eating and playing just fine up until 7 days before I had to put her down.

    She's playing with her big brother now who died in 2017.
     
  12. Scribble

    Scribble Commodore Commodore

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    I'm so sorry. :(
     
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  13. auntiehill

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    @Nakita Akita : I'm very sorry for your loss. You have my condolences.
     
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  15. Discofan

    Discofan Rear Admiral Fleet Captain

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    Sorry for your loss.
     
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  16. Butters

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    Sorry for your loss. I think this is a good way to think of it:

     
  17. Gary Mitchell

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  18. TribbleFeeder

    TribbleFeeder The Real Kim Cardassian Premium Member

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  20. Butters

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    Coarse Grain French mustard on Toast. How could I ever forget you?!
     
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