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    One way to reduce the chance of getting cancer is to die younger. Many diseases are the result of people living longer.

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    XDDD!!! Bob, that deserves to be quoted!!!
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    This whole deal kinda reminds me of something I read in my science book. Everything gives off radiation, but not all of it is leathal or causes enough damage to have any effect on us. Heck, your walls are giving off radiation as we speak, so are you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]One way to reduce the chance of getting cancer is to die younger. Many diseases are the result of people living longer.
    Very true. However, I'd refrain from suggesting that course of action to your patients should you ever decide to become a physician!

    And I agree with you, AlphaWolf, it's all about risk. Or more accurately, its all about the risk-to-benefit ratio of a product or activity with respect to a particular individual, as well as how much that person is willing to gamble. If I had a terminal disease and there was a drug that was guaranteed to cure it but also increase my risk of stroke by 25%, I would take it anyway. However, if I had the common cold and that same drug also cured that, I would not take it. I realize these are two extremes, but it gets the point across. Regarding vermiculite, it may slightly increase my risk of cancer if I inhale it every day over the course of decades, but since I'll be using it very sporadically it probably won't do anything, and I'm willing to take that risk because the result will be happy plants which will give me a great deal of happiness. There are hundreds of products and choices I'm making that are more likely to cause harm, and the same likely applies to everyone else.

    Well, I'm off to inhale some vermiculite dust!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
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    Everyone I think is correct. Its the way people are fed the info that causes some to freak out. As an example with Viagra. You had like 12 or so people wake up blind from taking it, but thats 12 out of how many thousands of people taking it. Oh maybe that wasn't a good analogy. LMAO Anyways sometimes people don't stop to think the chance of thatr accualy happening to you are so slim its not worth thinking about. Heck are most aware that sweet-n-low used to have a warning on the back of the package that said "Warning this has been known to cause cancer in laboratory animals". Although its not being taken off the market. Heck I duno if thats what caused the lab rats to get cancer or not. They are so prone to cancer anyways. And yes everything gives off radiation. When atoms are spit to transfer electrons from one atom to another it give of radiation. Anyways I';m off for some more sweet-n-low. LMAO
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]When atoms are spit to transfer electrons from one atom to another it give of radiation.
    = fission = atomic bomb

    lol I think removing vermiculite is a bit silly, has anyone else noticed its removal or is it just a local thing for the thread parent?
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    I put up the fuss because I, too, haven't seen any at home depot or lowes for the past 3 weeks, though this may be just a coincedence. Only time will tell.
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    Never used it, won't miss it.

    Never inhale ANY dust. Sheesh.
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