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Popular shampoos linked to nerve damage

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posted on Feb, 18 2005 @ 11:01 AM
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www.newstarget.com...

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have found a correlation between an ingredient found in shampoos and nervous system damage. The experiments were conducted with the brain cells of rats and they show that contact with this ingredient called methylisothiazoline, or MIT, causes neurological damage.


Which products contain this chemical compound MIT? Head and Shoulders, Suave, Clairol and Pantene Hair Conditioner all contain this ingredient.

NOW they tell us?




posted on Feb, 18 2005 @ 11:22 AM
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Hmmmm.... I've not heard of this one. I'll have to look into it. Interesting find


I have heard of SDS, also known as Sodium lauryl sulfate being... bad, but I'm not even familiar with this compound.

Hey... I live in PhxMetro too... 48th and Elliot... roughly.



posted on Feb, 18 2005 @ 11:27 AM
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Well I guess I will be going to natural health store for now on to select my shampoos,



posted on Feb, 18 2005 @ 11:30 AM
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Originally posted by mattison0922
Hmmmm.... I've not heard of this one. I'll have to look into it. Interesting find


I have heard of SDS, also known as Sodium lauryl sulfate being... bad, but I'm not even familiar with this compound.

Hey... I live in PhxMetro too... 48th and Elliot... roughly.
Hey- I'm at Elliot and Priest!!!



posted on Feb, 18 2005 @ 11:32 AM
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hey, wonder if they'll start firing people for washing their hair??

methylisothiazoline is also present in hand lotions....(baby lotions???)

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I like this quote....
"It is very difficult to find shampoos and conditioners that do not contain MIT, and it is in many other cosmetics, as well," he says. "I can't tell you that using shampoo is unsafe, but I can't tell you it is safe, either."

www.texasherbalbodysolutions.com...

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posted on Feb, 18 2005 @ 11:47 AM
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So it seems like a scare tactic more than anything.

The article did not mention how much exposure is required for a person to actually be effected. Anything on the market that contains any kind of chemical is probably not good for you, but how much of it actaully harms you is different.

This article is done by a guy who lives soley off organics and health concious products AND markets what he's doing. So yeah, he's gonna make it sound bad.

Did you know swallowing large amounts of mouth wash could be fatal? How many people still rinse thier mouths with it. We spit it out, yes. But it doesnt mean it doesnt stay in out mouth and get swallowed with our saliva.



posted on Feb, 18 2005 @ 11:50 AM
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dgtempe
Hey- I'm at Elliot and Priest!!!

Wow... small world. I ride by your area everyday on my way home from work. How do you feel about Supercenter in your neighborhood?


dawnstar
methylisothiazoline is also present in hand lotions....(baby lotions???)

That seems like it could be bad... if you Google methylisothiazoline you get lots of hits for dangers to unborn babies... though I've not checked out the links, so I'm unsure of the credibility of these claims.



posted on Feb, 18 2005 @ 11:50 AM
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I think a little more research needs to be done.

For instance, EARLIER stories say it's only "unborn fetuses" that are at slight risk (I assume no current fetuses are typing here). Searches of the science search engines (scholar.google.com and scirus.com) turn up none of this information. Searches of news stories at Google.news turn up nothing.

A search of the UPitt website turns up nothing.

I did turn up the doctor's website with the list of his pubications, and there's nothing about MIT on the page:
www.neurobio.pitt.edu...

.... and his page is updated with his presentations and publications.



posted on Feb, 18 2005 @ 11:57 AM
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What a crock. DGTempe's link is by a guy (Mike Adams) who is in the business of selling a competing shampoo:

"In other words, this is a shampoo product purchased by naive consumers, in my opinion. People who really know herbs and natural products can only laugh at a product like this. Want a real shampoo? Buy Olive Oil Shampoo from Heritage Products, available at most natural health stores."

Now there is a really credible source LOL!!

Adams also trots out all the same tired old myths about Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate, which were debunked in Snopes six or seven years ago. ( www.snopes.com... ).

Adams claims that this information was presented at the Dec 2004 meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology (ACSB). Yet if you go to the list of symposia and papers presented at that meeting ( www.ascb.org... ) .. well, you won't find it.

And I live at Signal Butte and the Superstition Freeway -- which explains everything!

[edit on 18-2-2005 by Off_The_Street]



posted on Feb, 18 2005 @ 12:08 PM
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Originally posted by Off_The_Street
What a crock. DGTempe's link is by a guy (Mike Adams) who is in the business of selling a competing shampoo:


And I live at Signal Butte and the Superstition Freeway -- which explains everything!

[edit on 18-2-2005 by Off_The_Street]
Thank you so much for your input. By the way, i bet you get all the water there in the lower Arizona area....



posted on Feb, 18 2005 @ 12:10 PM
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I found this link that also shows what toxin in many of our products do to us went we are around them for long periods of time.




The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health has found more than 2500 chemicals in cosmetics that are toxic, cause tumors, reproductive complications, biological mutations and skin and eye irritations.

Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, circulatory disorders, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, and hormonal problems are diseases commonly related to
chemical exposure.



No wonder we sometimes feel like a bug does not want to leave us alone.

More women in this country are coming down with syndroms like Fibromalgia, and for many years was called a "women's mental problem"

www.ecolivingcenter.com...


[edit on 18-2-2005 by marg6043]



posted on Feb, 18 2005 @ 12:11 PM
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My husband would say "Who Benefits".

When did we start using these kinds of products? And since then, has anybody come back and said thier lives have been ruined due to using these products?

Ive only heard about such case with medicines.

[edit on 2/18/2005 by Scarab]



posted on Feb, 18 2005 @ 12:59 PM
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I usually check out EPA's IRIS site, but I guess this one didn't make it onto their priority list....

check this out, they are asking the public to help them to pick out the chemicals they will use their funding for.....


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PA PUBLIC INVITED TO ASSIST EPA IN PRIORITIZING PESTICIDES

yosemite.epa.gov...

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methylisothiazoline is on the list of chemicals that they are asking about, so do they use this stuff to kill critters?



posted on Feb, 18 2005 @ 01:33 PM
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Thank you so much for your input. By the way, i bet you get all the water there in the lower Arizona area....


You are ever so welcome. My job is, after all, to deny ignorance.

Mesa's altitude is 1,241 ft MSL; Tempe's is 1,091. Gravity being what it is, much of our water runs downhill to Tempe Town Swamp to breed mosquitoes....

...At least, that's the latest buzz.



posted on Feb, 18 2005 @ 02:04 PM
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EVER FEEL SO MUCH HATRED ON A THREAD ABOUT SHAMPOO?????

You people can be something else. A thread is started about the possibility of certain shampoos harming you, as an FYI, and the hate comes thru even on subjects unrelated to politics such as this.



posted on Feb, 18 2005 @ 02:11 PM
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You know when the EPA was formed it was one of the best agencies to protect us and the environment, but guess what? in the last 4 years EPA has been neglected.



posted on Feb, 18 2005 @ 02:14 PM
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Nooooo!!!!!!!!!!!

Man, I love the feeling of Head & Shoulder's minty fresh shampoo...

not cool at all!



posted on Feb, 18 2005 @ 04:22 PM
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Take 1 teaspoon of any shampoo. Place in a trigger spray bottle. Fill with water. Shake. Spray once (stream, not mist) on any handy pesky wasp or roach. It will die within 60 seconds.

By the way, if you don't have filters on your showers, you should. The chlorine and chloramine (and resistant micro-organisms) that spew out of city water supplies will wreak havoc on your eyes and lungs over time.

Less people, more corn.

[edit on 18-2-2005 by Chakotay]



posted on Feb, 18 2005 @ 04:44 PM
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Some might say "death by drowning"



posted on Feb, 18 2005 @ 05:55 PM
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good thing I dont use those brain frying shampoos then eh natrual shampoos here lol call me a hippie at heart I guess




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