Ominous surprise in a cereal box .....Kellogg recall hints at huge gaps in government's knowledge about chemicals in consumer products

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    Aug 02, 2010 1:07 PM GMT
    "... Dozens of consumers reported a strange taste and odor, and some complained of nausea and diarrhea. But Kellogg said a team of experts it hired determined that there was "no harmful material" in the products.

    Federal regulators, who are charged with ensuring the safety of food and consumer products, are in the dark about the suspected chemical, 2-methylnaphthalene. ... "

    Naphthalene is fucking mothballs! ... icon_eek.gif

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/01/AR2010080103469.html?hpid=topnews
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    Aug 02, 2010 3:06 PM GMT
    Caslon15000 said"... Dozens of consumers reported a strange taste and odor, and some complained of nausea and diarrhea. But Kellogg said a team of experts it hired determined that there was "no harmful material" in the products.

    Federal regulators, who are charged with ensuring the safety of food and consumer products, are in the dark about the suspected chemical, 2-methylnaphthalene. ... "

    Naphthalene is fucking mothballs! ... icon_eek.gif

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/01/AR2010080103469.html?hpid=topnews


    oh dave, as another member in a different thread suggested, you're just getting too old. kids these days love to eat mothballs icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 02, 2010 3:13 PM GMT
    Here's some info:

    " How might I be exposed to naphthalene, 1-methylnaphthalene, and 2-methylnaphthalene?

    You are most likely to be exposed to naphthalene, 1 methylnaphthalene, or 2 methylnaphthalene from the air. Outdoor air contains low amounts of these chemicals. Burning of wood or fossil fuels and industrial discharges adds these chemicals to the environment. Automobile exhaust contributes naphthalene among other chemicals to air pollution in the cities. Typical air concentrations for naphthalene are low, 0.2 ppb or less. Studies of outdoor air reported concentrations of 0.09 ppb 1 methylnaphthalene and 0.011 ppb 2 methylnaphthalene. In homes or businesses where cigarettes are smoked, wood is burned, or moth repellents are used, the levels of naphthalene, 1 methylnaphthalene, and 2 methylnaphthalene in the air are higher. Studies of indoor air typically report that average indoor air concentrations of these contaminants are less than 1 ppb."

    ..from
    http://www.eoearth.org/article/Public_Health_Statement_for_Naphthalene,_1-Methylnaphthalene,_and_2-Methylnaphthalene
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    Aug 02, 2010 4:55 PM GMT
    Buffhunk64 saidFor the past year or so I have been in the process of commercializing a line of sport nutrition products. The general public has this perception that some government agency is watching over our food at all time. Guess what? No one is.


    Where are all the conservatives screaming about corporate rights to kill all of us?

    Seriously, I read a book recently "Our Daily Meds" and the degree to which the food and pharmaceutical industries have taken over the FDA is horrifying. Did you know that a company can pay the FDA to fast track the approval process? And in the rare instance in which the FDA does not approve a drug or food, there have been instances of the corporation going over the head of the regulator to fight the decline of approval. And for the FDA to decline approval the drug or food has to be more dangerous than beneficial, or have no evidence to back up the company's claims of efficacy.
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    Aug 02, 2010 5:25 PM GMT
    New from Kellogg! 2-MethylNaphthalenios! Part of this nutritious breakfast, AND the new fun way to protect your sweaters! One bowl of 2-MethylNaphthalenios placed on a shelf in your closet repels moths for up to 4 MONTHS!

    2-MethylNaphthalenios! They're Chemically Delicious!
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    Aug 02, 2010 5:30 PM GMT
    Two words: Caveman Diet
    Fuck all that processed shit.
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    Aug 02, 2010 5:31 PM GMT
    Caslon15000 said"... Dozens of consumers reported a strange taste and odor, and some complained of nausea and diarrhea. But Kellogg said a team of experts it hired determined that there was "no harmful material" in the products.

    Federal regulators, who are charged with ensuring the safety of food and consumer products, are in the dark about the suspected chemical, 2-methylnaphthalene. ... "

    Naphthalene is fucking mothballs! ... icon_eek.gif

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/01/AR2010080103469.html?hpid=topnews


    Oh come on. Lighten up! I mean, who wants moths in their Fruit Loops anyway?
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    Aug 02, 2010 5:35 PM GMT
    OtterJoq saidNew from Kellogg! 2-MethylNaphthalenios! Part of this nutritious breakfast, AND the new fun way to protect your sweaters! One bowl of 2-MethylNaphthalenios placed on a shelf in your closet repels moths for up to 4 MONTHS!

    2-MethylNaphthalenios! They're Chemically Delicious!


    ROFL Otterjoq, how about this as a catchy line,

    "Preserve your clothes while wearing them!"

    "Your sweaters never get a hole,
    If every day you eat a bowl,
    Methylnapthalenio Loops
    Will perfectly preserve your poops!"

    ...hmmm, well, skip the accompanying ditty perhaps.

    -Doug
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    Aug 02, 2010 5:53 PM GMT
    Everything has chemicals in it. Just because it has a big, scary science-y name does mean it's bad.
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    Aug 02, 2010 5:56 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    OtterJoq saidNew from Kellogg! 2-MethylNaphthalenios! Part of this nutritious breakfast, AND the new fun way to protect your sweaters! One bowl of 2-MethylNaphthalenios placed on a shelf in your closet repels moths for up to 4 MONTHS!

    2-MethylNaphthalenios! They're Chemically Delicious!


    ROFL Otterjoq, how about this as a catchy line,

    "Preserve your clothes while wearing them!"

    "Your sweaters never get a hole,
    If every day you eat a bowl,
    Methylnapthalenio Loops
    Will perfectly preserve your poops!"

    ...hmmm, well, skip the accompanying ditty perhaps.

    -Doug


    Perfect, Doug!
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    Aug 02, 2010 5:56 PM GMT
    sexyactionnick saidEverything has chemicals in it. Just because it has a big, scary science-y name does mean it's bad.


    Interesting point, but in the context of a discussion that started out with big-named chemicals that aren't expected to be in breakfast cereal but were, and were causing nausea and diarrhea, I'm not sure that it's relevant.
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    Aug 02, 2010 5:57 PM GMT
    sexyactionnick saidEverything has chemicals in it. Just because it has a big, scary science-y name does mean it's bad.
    It does when that big science-y name is a fancy word for moth balls.
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    Aug 02, 2010 6:39 PM GMT
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    2-methylnaphthalene is only slightly toxic in low quantities. It is a respiratory and digestive tract irritant, and does not cause any damage to or interfere with your vital organs.

    Material Data Safety Sheet Information:

    Potential Health Effects
    Eye: Causes eye irritation.
    Skin: Causes skin irritation. May cause photosensitive skin reactions in certain individuals.
    Ingestion: May be harmful if swallowed.
    Inhalation: Inhalation of dust may cause respiratory tract irritation.

    Also, at the right concentration this compound can form explosive mixtures with air. Why not light a match over your frosted flakes just to make sure. If it ignites, you probably shouldn't eat them. If not, you're probably okay...icon_cool.gif
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    Aug 02, 2010 6:45 PM GMT
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    2-methylnaphthalene is only slightly toxic in low quantities. It is a respiratory and digestive tract irritant, and does not cause any damage to or interfere with your vital organs.

    Material Data Safety Sheet Information:

    Potential Health Effects
    Eye: Causes eye irritation.
    Skin: Causes skin irritation. May cause photosensitive skin reactions in certain individuals.
    Ingestion: May be harmful if swallowed.
    Inhalation: Inhalation of dust may cause respiratory tract irritation.

    Also, at the right concentration this compound can form explosive mixtures with air. Why not light a match over your frosted flakes just to make sure. If it ignites, you probably shouldn't eat them. If not, you're probably okay...icon_cool.gif


    Clever, witty and good looking. You're a bit of an explosive mixture yourself.
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    Aug 02, 2010 6:57 PM GMT
    sexyactionnick saidEverything has chemicals in it. Just because it has a big, scary science-y name does mean it's bad.


    You sound like a Corporate lawyer....
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    Aug 02, 2010 6:59 PM GMT
    You begin to wonder if everything should be recalled...LOL

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    Aug 02, 2010 7:03 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidYou begin to wonder if everything should be recalled...LOL

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    The FDA should be recalled. icon_lol.gif
    It's funny, I've talked to several people who believe (and I kinda agree) that an FDA approval is like the kiss of death.
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    Aug 02, 2010 9:36 PM GMT
    Just pour some of that Chinese milk with melamine over them and you'll resist stains and repel moths!

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    Aug 02, 2010 9:50 PM GMT
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    HndsmKansan saidYou begin to wonder if everything should be recalled...LOL

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    The FDA should be recalled. icon_lol.gif
    It's funny, I've talked to several people who believe (and I kinda agree) that an FDA approval is like the kiss of death.


    why?
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    Aug 02, 2010 10:30 PM GMT
    Simple solution.

    Just eat real food and not the $hit that comes out of Kelloggs', ConAgra's, or Cargill's factories.

    You are what you eat, so eat lots of dick.
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    Aug 02, 2010 10:54 PM GMT
    GAMRican said
    You are what you eat


    Hey, Mom? Guess what? Turns out, I'm a priest!
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    Aug 02, 2010 11:03 PM GMT
    OtterJoq said
    GAMRican said
    You are what you eat


    Hey, Mom? Guess what? Turns out, I'm a priest!


    Doh! icon_lol.gif