Nalgene bottles cause cancer, hippies everywhere panic!

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Nalgene bottles cause cancer, hippies everywhere panic!

Post by emotion_sickness » Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:30 pm

ok well...maybe not so much...so far no one has died yet...but they do in fact contain small amounts of BPA, a chemical which could potentially have harmful effects on humans...possibly maybe...and its more likely to leach into your beverage if you swig hot tea or wine from it (as i often do) since heat and alcohol increase the, er, leach-ability?

so are you dumping your collection of nalgene's? Are you jumping on the mass hysteria bandwagon like everyone else?

funny thing is...if you tell people that BPA will kill you...it probably will...it'll sink into your subconscious and rot away your insides...but if this news story never came out...well what you dont know cant hurt you, right? :wink:

me, I think I will go smoke a cigarette, drink some mulled wine from my bright green bottle, & maybe inhale some asbestos...you only live once! at least, as far as i can remember anyways...the buddhists might have a different say on the matter...

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Post by mdmf007 » Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:15 pm

apparently there is 62,000,000 plastic drinking bottles in America used daily and thrown away. Refill them once and we cna all reduce this number substantially - even better get a refillable bottle. Probably not a Nalgene bottle now that they are killing us slowly.

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Post by Apollonaris Zeus » Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:41 pm

and if you use them in conjunction with those new UV water purifiers, your offspring will look like a cross of Tiny Tim and Crusty the clown

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Post by cowboyangel » Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:00 am

what about camel backs? Infamous suck bags. Damn, I like my Nalgenes...they're indestructible and I'm gonna use them this weekend backpacking.....
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Post by AntiM » Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:57 am

Ahem, perspective: sunlight causes cancer. Nudists everywhere panic. Or not.

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Post by skeetsh00ter » Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:15 am

AntiM wrote:Ahem, perspective: sunlight causes cancer. Nudists everywhere panic. Or not.
well said AntiM
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Post by emotion_sickness » Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:35 am

saliva has also been found to be lethal...but only when ingested orally in small amounts over long periods of time... :wink:

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Post by pinemom » Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:58 am

....uh....um....
"AINT NO ONE GETTING OUT ALIVE!" die trying.....



and guess what....damned near everything we ate,lived in,touched and worked around...is gonna give that one suseptable cell a reason to grow cancer.
Either you get it or you dont.....what we didnt know then....is going to kill us eventually...lets try this one on for funny's....
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Post by EspressoDude » Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:20 am

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oh, and discussion of wierd plastics....
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Post by AntiM » Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:24 am

PLastics cause cancer ... hmmm, I'm gonna get cervical cancer, I just know it. Time to switch to Pyrex.

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Post by Box Burner » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:15 am

So how much nalgene did they make the lab rats eat before they finally died?
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:34 am

Rule 1: Do not put anything in your body that you can't pronounce.
I can't pronounce BPA.

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Post by cowboyangel » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:15 am

see "The Biology of Belief" by Bruce Lipton Ph.D. for a scientific explanation as to why some get it and some don't.
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Post by mdmf007 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:01 pm

AntiM wrote:PLastics cause cancer ... hmmm, I'm gonna get cervical cancer, I just know it. Time to switch to Pyrex.
Remember the "self fulfilling prophecy"

I drive over a large bridge twice a day, and always think when I see someone broken down in the middle "Fuck that would suck"

every day I worried about breaking down in the middle and being one of those asshats.

then - my electrical system goes dead - exact middle fo the bridge, i come right to a halt. Traffics backing, people are honking, babies were crying.

So along comes State Trooper Man and shoves me off the bridge.
Glad that was over.

So dont worry about cervical cancer AntiM- be practive and get your guts inspected often. What more can you do? get the HPV vaccine if you dont have it already? thats about it i think. I dont have a cervix so am not up on the latest maintenance procedures for said organ.

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Post by AntiM » Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:27 pm

I was joking about plastic dildoes, you know? Switching to glass cocks?

Meh, I've had breast cancer, and I've had colon cancer, trust me, if there's a check out there, I get it. Pap smear every three years for older women who have low risk sexual activity. I am far too old for the HPV vaccine to be effective, that only works for young'uns, preferably virgins. Thanks for the advice, but I'm light years ahead on it.

I do not believe cancer is a self-fulfilling prophecy, I think it is more like a crap shoot. I have three older brothers, one died of colon cancer, one has multiple myeloma, and the third has colon polyps removed annually. Throw in my two cancers in 2004, and we have a cancer family. We think it was living on the Naval Weapons Station as children in the early 60s which did us in.

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Post by EspressoDude » Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:28 pm

AntiM wrote:PLastics cause cancer ... hmmm, I'm gonna get cervical cancer, I just know it. Time to switch to Pyrex.
??which is worse...

broken plastic theraputic instruments,

or broken pyrex ones??
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Post by AntiM » Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:08 pm

Broken? Pyrex is pussy-proof!

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Post by mdmf007 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:21 pm

AntiM another reson not to live in Utah - especially southern Utah. all that weapons testing and Nuke blowing just over the border in Nevada (which blows into Utah) cant do anyone any good.

talk at you later.

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Post by Rolan Headon » Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:30 pm

AntiM,

I make high fire ceramic dildos...pretty sure they're safe.
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Post by Scout13 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:37 pm

I’m safe…..I only drink out of mud puddles.


Really….you are worried about something in plastic bottles killing you????? (Most of) You on this page live in AMERICA…..you should expect your food and water to kill you.


Really….how long do you want to live? So, you eat the right food, don’t drink don't smoke, and take your vitamins…..and what is your reward??? You get to sit in some nursing home for another year or two sitting in your own poop because nobody has come around in the last day and a half to change your diaper…..You call the Jamaican nurse “Mommaâ€

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Post by pinemom » Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:46 pm

"burningman nursing home"


....hmmmmmm.


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Post by Green Wood » Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:25 pm

What's za HIPPY!

Oh ya talkn bout that 80's show thang
AntiM wrote:PLastics cause cancer ... hmmm, I'm gonna get cervical cancer, I just know it. Time to switch to Pyrex.
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Post by Green Wood » Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:32 pm

Yepp yep! Yep!
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Post by AntiM » Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:40 pm

Rolan Headon wrote:AntiM,

I make high fire ceramic dildos...pretty sure they're safe.
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Post by Rolan Headon » Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:02 pm

AntiM,

How could i get one to you? Don't think my address is listed (worry about revenge hackers) Maybe bring one to the playa for ya? (Big, small, twisted, what color(s)? Or should i just surprise you...

PS my wife says she knows your camp and the Home for Wayward art...do you have an address already for 08?
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Post by Rolan Headon » Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:12 pm

Ah, just went to your website...filing mental note-to-self...
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Post by DJ Dominus » Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:05 pm

This came up on another forum I'm on. Article on it is below. It's not confirmed or anything. Nalgene is preemptively pulling their bottles to stave off interweb waves of panic.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24200402

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Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:38 pm

You can always go with this: http://www.kleankanteen.com/
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Post by capjbadger » Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:22 am

Oh good lord people... The chemical only gets into the drink when heated. Just don't drink you hot coco or tea out of them. Sheesh...

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Post by Kinetik V » Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:00 am

At first I skimmed past this thread but then this morning I came across the MSNBC story saying Nalgene was pulling the bottles. I pulled my bottles too...right out of the cabinet and into the trash. (I was using mine for heated stuff but not anymore...I'll go back to the classic steel thermos for awhile until the industry comes out with suitable alternatives....)

I've never really liked the Nalgene bottles anyway...I prefer the tall aluminum bottles like the ones SIGG makes...

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