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Tue Oct 5, 2021, 09:07 PM

Wish I hadn't learned that a smell was actually particulates

of that source floating in the air! I used to think the smell outdoors on the patio of a neighbor's Downy dryer sheets was a good thing

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Reply Wish I hadn't learned that a smell was actually particulates (Original post)
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 5 OP
Shellback Squid Oct 5 #1
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 5 #5
Clash City Rocker Oct 5 #2
stopdiggin Oct 5 #4
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 5 #8
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Laura PourMeADrink Oct 5 #7
padfun Oct 5 #3
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 5 #6
KT2000 Oct 5 #9
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 5 #13
Effete Snob Oct 5 #19
Chin music Oct 5 #22
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 6 #31
Effete Snob Oct 6 #36
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 6 #37
Effete Snob Oct 6 #38
PoliticAverse Oct 5 #10
Akakoji Oct 5 #11
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 5 #14
marble falls Oct 5 #12
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 5 #15
marble falls Oct 5 #17
Chin music Oct 5 #23
marble falls Oct 5 #25
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 5 #26
marble falls Oct 5 #28
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 5 #30
Snarkoleptic Oct 5 #16
LNM Oct 5 #18
nocoincidences Oct 5 #21
Chin music Oct 5 #24
nocoincidences Oct 5 #29
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 5 #27
sl8 Oct 6 #35
Ziggysmom Oct 5 #20
yonder Oct 6 #32
eppur_se_muova Oct 6 #33
Harker Oct 6 #34

Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 09:10 PM

1. awareness sometimes sucks

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Response to Shellback Squid (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 09:21 PM

5. Yup. So there's nothing in between? Knowing too much and

knowing too little? Duh, of course there is. It sounds quite boring.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 09:14 PM

2. But on the bright side, now you've passed that information along to others

Who might not want to know it either.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 09:17 PM

4. win!

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Response to stopdiggin (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 09:25 PM

8. Great emojis

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 09:17 PM

3. So when you go to your garden and smell cat poop...

You know what you're getting.

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Response to padfun (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 09:23 PM

6. Maybe a biologist needs to chime in.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 09:25 PM

9. It kills me that anti-vaxxers

are so afraid of a vaccine but think nothing of dousing themselves in personal care products that may contain harmful chemicals without a thought. Personal care products are not tested for safety and most people do not know that - it is voluntary. The same people eat crappy food that does nothing for nutrition and health. My guess is they are the same people who denigrate activists who try to get corporations to limit their toxic emissions too. It is all quite ridiculous.

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 09:41 PM

13. You made me think of an interview I saw quite a few years ago

of Sheryl Crow. She had breast cancer and had done in depth research. She said the number one thing that people are ignoring is that what you put on your skin needs to be 100% natural. She also warned, and I won't forget, that you shouldn't ever drink water from a plastic bottle that has been warmed, like in a hot car.

Didn't mean to drag this down into a serious category. But it is serious, huh.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #13)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:26 PM

19. Not to question noted health authority Sheryl Crow


But there are plenty of toxic natural compounds you shouldnít put on your skin, and many perfectly benign non-natural ones.

Be that as it may, Iím curious about how one is to determine the temperature history of a bottle of water. Since bottled water is not transported in refrigerated trucks, nor is it stored under refrigeration, exactly how do you know what temperatures it has been exposed to since the time it was bottled?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #31)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 08:23 AM

36. Her book explains how to tell if the bottle has been heated previously?


Is there some simple way to tell if the bottle has been stored in a heated room or truck prior to purchasing it? Or do I have to read the book to know?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #37)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 10:39 AM

38. These aren't books?




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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 09:27 PM

10. I know right?! Once you realize that you can never go back!! n/t

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 09:28 PM

11. There have to be receptors in the brain, nose, mouth etc

For you to smell.most of the smells are actually the result of biochemical reactions mediated by microbes that create aldehydes. Dead microbes like bacteria and fungus also make food edible, tasty, and smell good.

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Response to Akakoji (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 09:49 PM

14. So some people can't smell particulates? That's interesting.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 09:35 PM

12. I was willing to be ignorant of that. I'm getting my canaster mask out of the garage for cleanin ...

... the kitty box!!!

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Response to marble falls (Reply #12)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 09:50 PM

15. Sorry MF!!! Haven't talked to you in so long how you feeling?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:19 PM

17. Doing better. the only complaint I have is the unvaccinated have kept me from getting my ...

... cataract surgery. So far - 2-1/2 yrs, I haven't had any signs of cancer, I've fighting it for over eight years, now. Life is good!

Dang. It's been 10years!

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Response to Chin music (Reply #23)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:52 PM

25. Bubba, I owe you a big debt of gratitude. You were the only one I had the strength to talk to ...

... you'll never know how much your being around to talk helped me to back get up. that last surgery was a mama llama.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #25)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 11:11 PM

26. Wow what a kind thing to say!!!!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #26)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 11:31 PM

28. And true. A bladder removal is major surgery, it took over five hours because they use a piece ...

of the gut to make new ducts from the kidney to a stoma on my abdomen, to collect in a bag. the complication was they had to stop the surgery while they got a hold of the surgeon who had given me a partial resection of my colon the year before and get a grip on what she had done so as to be able to salvage enough gut to make the new ducts. I was in the hospital for three weeks and flat on my back for about a month at home.

I'm sure you would have been there for me, as there are a bunch of others to help, but ol' chin was who I got a hold of. He had sent me about 20 messages asking me what happened to me. I probably didn't post past messaging chin for at least several weeks.

I'm on a couple of other boards and tried a bunch more.

But DU is my home and I KNOW there are a bunch of people who have truly cared for me and and others, it's an experience that's hard to explain to outsider. And it makes me mush even thinking of it. It's more than the great administration, it's about all of us reaching other out to connect with other, and create change.

I appreciate you, too!

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Response to marble falls (Reply #28)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 11:58 PM

30. I remember. I stupidly didn't realize you had to go

through all the medical horrors you just described. Thank you to you and Chin for reminding me that we are all just human beings with lives outside DU. And our bond in common is that we are lucky enough to believe in the right things in this world.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:09 PM

16. I try to buy unscented products whenever possible.

It seems weird that so many companies want to stink up stuff.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:20 PM

18. That's the reason I don't leave my toothbrush on the bathroom counter

But I canít imagine how it would be to not be able to smell wonderful things like the smell of decomposing fall leaves. Maybe bad smells are natures way of telling us to stay away.

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Response to LNM (Reply #18)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:38 PM

21. Have you ever smelled "dead"?

When you do, your reaction to run away is a big indicator that 'bad smells are nature's way of telling us to stay away'.

Smelling gas will also give you that run away reaction, but not like "dead."

The first time you smell 'dead' and totally freak, you know that smell is hard-wired in your brain.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #24)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 11:37 PM

29. Not just a human baby.

Even animal distress calls are hard wired into our brain.

I know if one of my cats or dogs are in trouble by their cry/voice. In that case you don't run away, you run toward!

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Response to LNM (Reply #18)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 11:13 PM

27. Huh? Never really thought about the toothbrush.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:33 PM

20. Balls. Wool Balls.

Instead of dryer sheets, 100% wool balls will dry your clothes up to 20% faster, soften your clothing, and help reduce static. You can even add a few drops of essential oil like lavender to the balls. They last for years, save money, and are better for your health as well as the environment.
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Response to Ziggysmom (Reply #20)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 01:45 AM

32. I had no idea and will be looking into that.

Thanks,

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 02:10 AM

33. Um. Depends on what you're smelling. Most smells are volatile compounds.

Not really 'particulates' unless you count single molecules as 'particles'.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 07:10 AM

34. Don't tell my wife. n/t

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