Hello listeros- A quick search on the web revealed
some interesting things regarding fabric softeners. I
pasted it below. My disclaimer is- I found this on
the web somewhere! It seems that with anything: "use
in moderation." Deet, Bounce, pick your poison.
Chemicals Found in Fabric Softeners/Dryer Sheets
Causes CNS (central nervous system) disorders...
"highly irritating to mucous membranes" ..."Aspiration
into the lungs can produce pneumonitis or even fatal
edema." Can also cause "excitement, ataxia (loss of
muscular coordination), hypothermia, CNS and
respiratory depression, and headache." "Prevent
repeated or prolonged skin contact."
Carconigenic (linked to pancreatic cancer). "From
vapors: irritating to eyes and respiratory passages,
exciting cough." "In mice: hyperanemia of the lungs."
"Can be absorbed through the skin causing systemic
effects." "Do not flush to sewer."
Causes CNS disorders ..."irritating to the upper
respiratory tract" ..."headache, nausea, vomiting,
dizziness, drop in blood pressure, CNS depression, and
death in severe cases due to respiratory failure."
Causes CNS disorders. On EPA's Hazardous Waste list.
Symptoms: "local irritant and CNS stimulant"
..."readily absorbed through body tissues"
..."irritation of eyes, nose, and throat"
..."dizziness, confusion, nausea, twitching muscles
and convulsions". "Avoid inhalation of vapors."
Neurotoxic. Anesthetic. Carcinogenic. on EPA's
Hazardous Waste list. "Avoid contact with eyes, skin,
clothing. Do not breathe vapors ...Inhalation of
vapors may cause headache, nausea, vomiting,
dizziness, drowsiness, irritation of respiratory tract
and loss of consciousness." "Inhalation can be fatal."
"Chronic effects of overexposure may include kidney
and/or liver damage." "Medical conditions generally
aggravated by exposure: kidney disorders, liver
disorders, heart disorders, skin disorders."
"Conditions to avoid: Heat..." Listed on California's
Narcotic. On EPA's Hazardous Waste list.
"...Irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract"
..."may cause headache and narcosis (stupor)" ..."may
cause anemia with leukocytosis and damage to liver and
kidneys". "Wash thoroughly after handling."
Carcinogenic. "Prevent its contact with skin or eyes
because it is an irritant and sensitizer." "Always
wash thoroughly after using this material and before
eating, drinking ...applying cosmetics. Do not inhale
Narcotic. Causes CNS disorders. ..."respiratory
disturbances" ..."Attracts bees." "In animal tests:
ataxic gait, reduced spontaneous motor activity and
depression ...depressed heart activity ...development
of respiratory disturbances leading to death."
"Danger - Harmful if inhaled ...Avoid breathing
vapor." "Inhalation of vapors may cause headache,
nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, irritation of
respiratory tract and loss of consciousness. Repeated
inhalation of vapors may cause CNS depression. Contact
can cause eye irritation. Prolonged exposure may cause
dermatitis (skin rash)."
--- Richard Waters wrote:
> Sharon and group,
> Yes, I have been reading the Bounce as bug
> for some time now. There is only one thing that
> worries me - insofar as Bounce is suppose to stop
> almost all bugs which would indicate some strong
> ingredients, is this stuff safe for humans? Just
> because the post office is recommending it does not
> make it safe. I think I would check on its toxic
> effects prior to use. Richard
> --- "Sharon.....net>
> > Hi Group,
> > I'll be moving to Roatan in about 3 weeks. Thank
> > to everyone for your
> > postings. I appreciate all the questions and
> > answers. So I just have to get
> > into this bug thing one more time. I am deadly
> > allergic to bees and wasps
> > and have extreme reactions to mosquitos. Due to my
> > concern, a friend just
> > sent this to me. If it works I'm opening a Bounce
> > Store! On a more serious
> > note: What is the supply of Epipens? Can they be
> > purchased on island... with
> > or without a prescription?
> > My friend wrote:
> > My mail carrier told me that the US Postal service
> > sent out a message
> > to all letter carriers to put a sheet of Bounce in
> > their uniform pockets
> > to keep yellow jackets away.
> > Use them all the time when playing baseball and
> > soccer.
> > I use it when I am working outside. It really
> > The yellow jackets just veer around you.
> > And all this time you've just been putting Bounce
> > the dryer!
> > It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near
> > them.
> > It also repels mice.. spread them around
> > areas, or in
> > trailers, cars that are sitting and it keeps mice
> > from entering your
> > vehicle.
> > It takes the odor out of books and photo albums
> > don't get opened
> > Too often.
> > Repels mosquitoes. Tie a sheet of Bounce through a
> > belt loop when
> > Outdoors during mosquito season. (Can it be that
> > easy?)
> > Eliminates static electricity from your television
> > (or computer) screen.
> > Since Bounce is designed to help eliminate static
> > cling, wipe your
> > television screen with a used sheet of Bounce to
> > keep dust from
> > Resettling.
> > Dissolve soap scum from shower doors. Clean with a
> > sheet of Bounce.
> > Freshen the air in your home. Place an individual
> > sheet of Bounce in a
> > drawer or hang in the closet.
> > Put Bounce sheet in vacuum cleaner.
> > Prevent thread from tangling. Run a threaded
> > through sheet of
> > Bounce before beginning to sew.
> > Prevent musty suitcases. Place an individual sheet
> > of Bounce inside
> > Empty luggage before storing.
> > Freshen the air in your car. Place a sheet of
> > under the front
> > Seat.
> > Clean baked-on foods from a cooking pan. Put a
> > in a pan, fill with
> > Water, let sit overnight, and sponge clean. The
> > antistatic agent
> > apparently weakens the bond Between the food.
> > Eliminate odors in wastebaskets. Place a sheet of
> > Bounce at the bottom
> > of the Wastebasket.
> > Collect cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet of
> > Bounce will
> > Magnetically attract all the loose hairs.
> > Eliminate static electricity from Venetian blinds.
> > Wipe the blinds with
> > A sheet of Bounce to prevent dust from resettling.
> > Wipe up sawdust from drilling or sand papering. A
> > used sheet of Bounce
> > Will collect sawdust like a tack cloth.
> > Deodorize shoes or sneakers. Place a sheet of
> > in your shoes or
> > Sneakers overnight.
> > Golfers put a Bounce sheet in their back pocket to
> > keep the bees away.
> > Put a Bounce sheet in your sleeping bag and tent
> > before folding and
> > Storing them. Keeps them smelling fresh.
> > Maybe if I take a sheet of Bounce with me to the
> > bank the lines will be
> > shorter.
> > Blessings to you all,
> > Sharon Danley
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been
> > removed]
> > --
> > --------------------~-->
> > Make a clean sweep of pop-up ads. Yahoo! Companion
> > Toolbar.
> > Roatanet.com: Visitors Guide To Roatan and the Bay
> > Islands
> > http://www.roatanet.com
> > roatan-
> Richard Waters
> > www.richardAwaters.com <
> > www.waterphone.com <
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