For those in doubt, a quick Internet search of "MSDS Talc" yields a data sheet showing the harmless sounding substance that "May cause mild skin irritation. Warns not get onto broken skin.Will contaminate the wound and can cause a severe granulomatous reaction.May cause mechanical eye irritation. May cause respiratory tract irritation. Symptoms may include coughing, labored breathing, sneezing, cyanosis, and vomiting. It may produce permanent effects in the lungs. Ingestion of large amounts may cause gastrointestinal irritation. Prolonged or repeated exposure by inhalation may cause Talc pneumoconiosis (Talcosis) which affects the lungs." Talc is common in many Vitamin capsules.
"On one hand, the US certifies these chemicals safe to consume. On the other hand, workers handling these chemicals must wear everything from protective wear to fresh air respirators. I'll pass on pouring into my palm, tipping back my head, and swallowing these contaminants along with my vitamins for the next few decades. I'll avoid our banned chemicals just like I'll avoid Gulf seafood for now. It's simply not worth the risk." Bly says.
When taking vitamins or nutritional supplements for good health, a little research may be in order. Ensure what's helping the body in one area isn't hurting the body in another. And if fish from the Gulf of Mexico is on the menu despite all the fishing ground closures, perhaps doubling up on an Antioxidant like Liberty Health Network's new GSEPlus may be in order!
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