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  • Tobacco products contain so many graphic warnings they barely have room for the name. Except for smaller retailers, they have to be hidden from public view.
    The chemical companies, whether they be producers of weedkillers or domestic cleaners, should be made to follow suit.
    Magnifying glasses  (along with a certain amount of time) are necessary to see exactly what a product contains before purchase.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 25,286
    Tobacco products contain so many graphic warnings they barely have room for the name. Except for smaller retailers, they have to be hidden from public view.
    The chemical companies, whether they be producers of weedkillers or domestic cleaners, should be made to follow suit.
    Magnifying glasses  (along with a certain amount of time) are necessary to see exactly what a product contains before purchase.

    Are you saying that every cleaning product in supermarkets should be behind doors so you have to ask someone to get them for you? ( like cigarettes) how much extra are you prepared to pay for someone to be standing there ready to open the doors and hand them to you?

    Devon.
  • GrumpymumGrumpymum Oxfordshire Posts: 66
    Isothiazolinones are used as "in can preservatives" to stop water-based products, in this case the weed killer, getting spoiled by microorganisms if they are stored for long periods of time. At the concentration used for this purpose (generally much less than 1%) it will have little if any effect on your plants or wildlife compared to the active ingredients which are present at much higher concentrations. It is declared on the label as some people can become allergic to this ingredient and develop a rash if it comes into contact with skin. Follow the instructions,  don't spray on windy days when it can be blown back onto your arms and face, wear gloves, and wash your hands after using it. In otherwords, follow sensible precautions when handling chemicals and you shouldn't have any problems. 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 25,286
    Grumpymum said:
    Isothiazolinones are used as "in can preservatives" to stop water-based products, in this case the weed killer, getting spoiled by microorganisms if they are stored for long periods of time. At the concentration used for this purpose (generally much less than 1%) it will have little if any effect on your plants or wildlife compared to the active ingredients which are present at much higher concentrations. It is declared on the label as some people can become allergic to this ingredient and develop a rash if it comes into contact with skin. Follow the instructions,  don't spray on windy days when it can be blown back onto your arms and face, wear gloves, and wash your hands after using it. In otherwords, follow sensible precautions when handling chemicals and you shouldn't have any problems. 
    Indeed so. 
    Unfortunately , for some, ( NOT ALL ) paranoia is their default position.
    Devon.
  • If you want to put it like that then Yes - why not ?  If it contains anything which is either damaging to health or the environment I see no difference whatsoever.
    As to the extra cost you would need to be a bit more specific to convince me. 
  • GrumpymumGrumpymum Oxfordshire Posts: 66
    Absolutely @Hostafan1, chemophobia seems to be becoming the default state these days.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 25,286
    If you want to put it like that then Yes - why not ?  If it contains anything which is either damaging to health or the environment I see no difference whatsoever.
    As to the extra cost you would need to be a bit more specific to convince me. 
    so anything which could you sick if ingested? shampoo? bars of soap ? furniture cleaners?  washing up liquid, all laundry products?most cosmetics will make you ill if you ingest them too. The list could go on forever.
    If you want all these products which could make you ill,  behind closed doors, presumably the cost of installing said doors and someone standing guard over them to make sure nobody opens them all have to be paid for . They'd have to be shoulder to shoulder in most aisles. All have to be paid for.
    So how much extra are you prepared to pay? 10% extra?, more than that? less than that?

    Devon.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 25,286
    Grumpymum said:
    Absolutely @Hostafan1, chemophobia seems to be becoming the default state these days.
    maybe we should ban salt and vinegar too.
    If you drink 8 litres of water in one go it can kill you, maybe ban that too?
    Devon.
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,008
    Hostafan1 said:
    Tobacco products contain so many graphic warnings they barely have room for the name. Except for smaller retailers, they have to be hidden from public view.
    The chemical companies, whether they be producers of weedkillers or domestic cleaners, should be made to follow suit.
    Magnifying glasses  (along with a certain amount of time) are necessary to see exactly what a product contains before purchase.

    Are you saying that every cleaning product in supermarkets should be behind doors so you have to ask someone to get them for you? ( like cigarettes) how much extra are you prepared to pay for someone to be standing there ready to open the doors and hand them to you?

    I think just clear labelling should do it!
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 25,286
    Hostafan1 said:
    Tobacco products contain so many graphic warnings they barely have room for the name. Except for smaller retailers, they have to be hidden from public view.
    The chemical companies, whether they be producers of weedkillers or domestic cleaners, should be made to follow suit.
    Magnifying glasses  (along with a certain amount of time) are necessary to see exactly what a product contains before purchase.

    Are you saying that every cleaning product in supermarkets should be behind doors so you have to ask someone to get them for you? ( like cigarettes) how much extra are you prepared to pay for someone to be standing there ready to open the doors and hand them to you?

    I think just clear labelling should do it!
    Do you want a label on everything to say " this might make you ill if you ingest it"? really? 
    Why can't we just treat people like intelligent adults? Just a thought.
    Devon.
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