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    Toxic

    Pcb11yellow dye was the topic on gma today.
    what are your thoughts?
    Just passing through!

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    I would have to see the story to have an opinion.
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    I am sure it is just the tip of the iceberg. We live in a toxic soup environment. Follow up said to wash all yellow fabrics and clothes before wearing.

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    I knew I didn't like yellow.

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    I don't believe what the media has to say these days on any topic.
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    As my dad says, Living leads to dying. Yellow dye is toxic but green is not? Purple? What specifically makes yellow so much more toxic than any other dye?

    A few years ago, eggs were gonna kill us all. You can't live life worrying about every single thing the media comes up with that's going to kill us. That's no way to live at all ...

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    I am with Skratchie. If you wait long enough the reports will change on just about anything they say.

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    Yup I agree. I remember the egg thing. I don't trust anything man has made because we are so imperfect. I'm sure if a dye didn't come from berries or some natural source like that it's toxic. But I'm not gonna worry about it or I'd worry about every little thing and be afraid to get out of bed in the morning. Ha!

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    We all choose to live our lives at whatever risk level we are willing to accept. If that means daring to wear, eat, or even sleep with yellow, so be it.
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    Still, our children need to be protected when in doubt. they tend to handle, chew, eat things that can be bad for them and if we hear something is bad, try hard to eliminate it from their daily lives as much as possible. I hate heating frozen vegetables in the plastic bags they come in. but they are for myself and hubby and we are old! just take care.

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    When I was painting, we warned about cadmium yellow. It could be absorbed through your skin and is toxic.

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    when I bring any clothes home new or old I always wash. as far as the yellow dye, I think it depends on where they get the product to make the yellow. Just another one of those you can't eat this, breathe this or look at this. So many dyes are derived from so many sources. Used to be certain plants with certain colored stamens were the sources of dyes and vegetable and berries and fruits. Look how we have to be careful about prewashing certain batiks and such. Nothing wrong with being careful but some media out in our vast world like to create a neurosis about certain things.

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    bad things. I try hard never to buy dishes made in China due to lead they put in everything. why our Government keeps importing their mess is beyond me. World commerce. I bought a floor lamp and found a paper in the box telling me to wash my hands after assembling it due to lead. grrrr. I did, of course. so, we must be vigilante in most things we do.

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    I took a class from a fabric designer in the past few years. She said that if our fabric was dyed and made here in the US, we wouldn't have such vibrant colors due to our EPA etc. regulations. I'm glad we have those regulations but it does feel kind of scary that other people could be suffering the consequences of the demand for colorful fabrics and clothing.

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    I ALWAYS wash my clothes before I wear them.....just the way I was brought up I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannaquilt1 View Post
    I'm sure if a dye didn't come from berries or some natural source like that it's toxic. !
    Well... be careful that they don't decide to use this cool green that comes from mashing poison oak leaves, or figure out how to capture the orangey red from the pyrocantha berries out my window. Mistletoe berries are a beautiful cream color maybe it would give us the perfect color. Oleander has beautiful flowers in a couple of shades of pink.

    I think I'll just confine my self to cloth dyed with a Sonoma red wine - probably get me drunker than the pyrocantha berries get the birds... but can't wash it out - who knows what is in the detergent and bleach that that would take.

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    One can even die from drinking too much water at one time

    Some "natural/organic/derived from plants" substances are among the most toxic on this planet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    I don't believe what the media has to say these days on any topic.
    Hey, folks! It's not the media making up this stuff. I am a former newspaper reporter and what we printed and what TV news reports is whatever researchers reported to us. What you really want to know is (1) who did the research, (2) who paid for the research, (3) does anyone stand to make money off this research? I have become very skeptical of researchers who are paid by companies that stand to gain from an overly optimistic report about a product in development or stand to gain from an overly pessimistic report about a competitors product. If you are worried about yellow dye, either don't buy anything yellow or launder it before using. froggyintexas

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    actuaoully you can die from drinking too much water. you can drown yourself. read an article about a \couple tht make their 3 yo drink a lot of water. the kids brain swelled and she died. I used to drink 3 gallons of water a day.
    the doctor took me off water. my ankles swelled and I was washing electrolites out of my system. I was allowed to drink 2 quarts of Gatorade a day for 2 weeks till I lost some water.

    I always wash my cloths b4 wearing new. you don't know what the person b4 did to the cloths in th store. or what they have. too many hands touch the cloths you wear before you leave the store.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    I just watched a video on making home made cream for eczema, rash and the cream was made with the calendula blossom petals. This could also be used as a dye. You can go to the YouTube video on OurLittleHalfAcre. "Beverly" and her husband are homesteaders. Very interesting videos. She has a disclaimer that she is not an authority or professional but uses recipes from natural home grown products. I've already made a batch of softener for clothes out of white vinegar and water. So nice to havesoft clothes that don't smelllike so many of the godawful perfumes.
    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    when I bring any clothes home new or old I always wash. as far as the yellow dye, I think it depends on where they get the product to make the yellow. Just another one of those you can't eat this, breathe this or look at this. So many dyes are derived from so many sources. Used to be certain plants with certain colored stamens were the sources of dyes and vegetable and berries and fruits. Look how we have to be careful about prewashing certain batiks and such. Nothing wrong with being careful but some media out in our vast world like to create a neurosis about certain things.

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    DH & I were just discussing this type of issue this evening. My DGS, 6 years old, has ADHD, ODD, sensory processing disorder, still has issues with bowel movements, a heart murmur and an IQ of 135. The meds he has to take for his ADHD may be making his heart murmur worse. There is enough research out there to show that pesticides contribute to ADHD plus food dyes, and now it has been shown that acetaminophen can contribute to ADHD. It's not a coincidence that most of this stuff wasn't around when we were kids, or if it was it was in small amounts. There is a genetic factor, but if the pesticides, medications, dyes, etc. didn't effect the genes then this stuff wouldn't be so prominent. It's the same thing for allergies and asthma. All these chemicals in our environment are destroying us and the environment!
    Last edited by EllieGirl; 02-25-2014 at 05:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    I just watched a video on making home made cream for eczema, rash and the cream was made with the calendula blossom petals. This could also be used as a dye. You can go to the YouTube video on OurLittleHalfAcre. "Beverly" and her husband are homesteaders. Very interesting videos. She has a disclaimer that she is not an authority or professional but uses recipes from natural home grown products. I've already made a batch of softener for clothes out of white vinegar and water. So nice to havesoft clothes that don't smelllike so many of the godawful perfumes.
    I use vinegar, water & peroxide to clean almost all of my house. The only place it doesn't work well is the bathtub and I have to resort to something like Comet. I don't buy any perfumed laundry detergent or soap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I am sure it is just the tip of the iceberg. We live in a toxic soup environment. Follow up said to wash all yellow fabrics and clothes before wearing.
    My normal routine is to walk to the laundry room on return from fabric or clothing store 'because' of chemicals used in processing.

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    My rule of thumb is: All things in moderation.

    I was done the day I heard the report that parsley causes cancer. Apparently, the mice could not eat enough parsley to cause cancer, the scientists had to inject them with huge extra quantities to make it happen. Who in their right mind is going to eat that much parsley??

    I say again, all things in moderation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FroggyinTexas View Post
    Hey, folks! It's not the media making up this stuff. I am a former newspaper reporter and what we printed and what TV news reports is whatever researchers reported to us. What you really want to know is (1) who did the research, (2) who paid for the research, (3) does anyone stand to make money off this research? I have become very skeptical of researchers who are paid by companies that stand to gain from an overly optimistic report about a product in development or stand to gain from an overly pessimistic report about a competitors product. If you are worried about yellow dye, either don't buy anything yellow or launder it before using. froggyintexas
    Thanks, Froggie, for injecting some good sense into this discussion.

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