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Re: new towels smell-help please
BEI Design wrote:

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Good move: and put it in writing, naming the worker if you can.

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No way of knowing which miscreant did it (it was a crew of eight).
But the boss will certainly get the word!  I was being kind, letting
them have access to the bathroom while they were here...

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:
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Shoot.  I hate to say this, but check your medicine cabinet and any
drawers that might have valuables in them.  It sounds like this employee
left the path from the work area to the bathroom, and who knows what
they might have gotten into.  *sigh*

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Nothing missing as far as I have been able to determine, and nothing
*looks* disturbed.  My prescriptions are the boring "old-age" ones and
vitamins, not exactly at the top of the list of street drugs.  My
jewelry and silver are all safe.

What a drag!  I hate thinking I'm not secure in my own home.

Thanks for giving me additional areas to think about.  :-\

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:

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What's that old saying, about no good deed going unpunished?

You certainly were being kind...going to the emergency room here can be
a very trying experience.  People sometimes have to wait for hours.
It's a disgrace.

Very glad your eyes escaped injury!

Doreen in Alabama

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So I have learned.

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Fortunately it was a slow day, and I was bleeding, so I didn't have to
wait long.

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Thanks, me too!  ;-)

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:
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Beverly, shit happens!  Don't sweat over it.  Make everything password
accessible only, and turn you machine off and unplug it when out of the
house!

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Kate Dicey wrote:
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Good advice, Kate.  I try to remember to turn my puter off when I leave
the house, and it has a sign-on password.  (However, if an emergency
room trip became necessary, securing the pc probably wouldn't occur to me.)

Hope everything is OK, Beverly.

Doreen in Alabama

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Well it certainly wasn't upper-most in my mind at that moment.  :-\

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Thanks, yes, just a minor injury with shattered glass, but none
reached my eyes, so all is well.

Beverly



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Doreen wrote:

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IIRC, you can password protect the screen saver, so that if the screen
saver kicks on you can't get back on unless you type in your password.

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Angrie, dammit wrote:
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Good info, thanks!

Doreen in Alabama

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Indeed!

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I live alone now, so I just never thought about password-protecting my
computers.  I do have a password on my wireless router, so I know my
network is invisible to the "outside".  I like for the grandchildren
to be able to come and use "theirs" without fussing.  For the present,
at least while I have people in the house for a project, I guess I'll
have to go that route for each computer as well.  And disconnect the
modem, too,  just in case...

Beverly



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   I had a work crew here today, and had to leave for a trip to the
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Nothing major, I hope.

Olwyn Mary in New Orleans.


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Turned out not to be thanks, but I wasn't about to risk damage to my
eyes.  The other good news is that none of my CCs was used online
yesterday, so I guess the vandal was content with posting nonsense.

Beverly



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Alan Dicey wrote:
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Our powdered detergents.  Like Tide.  It is surprising when you get some
on you and there is water present - it's like a chemical reaction.  No
wonder it gets clothes clean!
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Heat of hydration is likely what you're feeling.  And yes, laundry detergent
(US) = washing powder (UK)

I'd guess someone is using a detergent with a fair amount of sodium carbonate
(washing soda).
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Re: new towels smell-help please
On Wed, 26 Apr 2006 14:16:21 +0100, Alan Dicey

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"Detergent" means any concoction of top-secret ingredients that does
the same job as soap, but isn't soap.  It can mean washing powder,
washing liquid, or detergent bars for the bath.  

I had occasion to use a laundromat in Cairnes, and my clothes came out
so clean that I tucked the other half of the box of washing powder
into my luggage and used it at home.  So I don't think U.S. detergents
really are stronger.  

Since all laundry-detergent makers are ashamed of their ingredients, I
went to a store in a near-by town that caters to Amish people and
bought a gallon of sodium lauryl sulfate, which is used for washing
horses, and use it for cleaning wool, silk, and other precious fibers.
It does a reasonable job on white socks.  I understand the same stuff,
in more-expensive packaging, can be bought at quilt shops.  

Joy Beeson
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Re: new towels smell-help please
Joy Beeson wrote:
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Joy, that's poor advice.  Here's what a quick google brought up:
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Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate

This inexpensive detergent is commonly used in cosmetic cleansers, hair
shampoos, bath and shower gels, bubble baths, etc. - It is probably the
most dangerous ingredient used in skin and hair-care products. In the
cleaning industry SLS is used in garage floor cleaners, engine
degreasers, car-wash soaps, etc. It is very corrosive and readily
attacks greasy surfaces.

Sodium lauryl sulfate is used throughout the world for clinical testing
as a primary skin irritant. Laboratories use it to irritate skin on test
animals and humans so that they may then test healing agents to see how
effective they are on the irritated skin.

A study at the University of Georgia Medical College, indicated that SLS
penetrated into the eyes as well as brain, heart, liver, etc., and
showed long-term retention in the tissues. The study also indicated that
SLS penetrated young children's eyes and prevented them from developing
properly and caused cataracts to develop In adults.

May cause hair loss by attacking the follicle. Classified as a drug in
bubble baths because it eats away skin protection and causes rashes and
infection to occur.

Is potentially harmful to skin and hair. Cleans by corrosion. Dries skin
by stripping the protective lipids from the surface so it can't
effectively regulate moisture.

Another extremely serious problem is the connection of SLS with nitrate
contamination. SLS reacts with many types of ingredients used in skin
products and forms nitrosomines (nitrates). Nitrates are potential
cancer-causing carcinogenics.

Because of the alarming penetrating power of SLS, large amounts of these
known carcinogens are absorbed through the skin into the body. A
variation of SLS is SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE (Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate-
SLES). It exhibits many of the same characteristics and is a
higher-foaming variation of SLS.

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JPBill


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<sigh>
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/shampoo.asp

 funny how things get twisted out of context.
lee
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Re: new towels smell-help please
Thank you for posting this debunking of the OP's assertion that laurel
and laureth sulfates are poisonous, etc. You saved me from a search for
that tidbit from snopes!

Those two chemicals are, one or both, in practically every single
shampoo and body wash known to mankind (yes, I do know that's an
exaggeration!), including baby products, and most likely in the products
used by every single reader of this message.

Karen Maslowski in Cincinnati
www.sewstorm.com


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