How many manufactured chemicals do you think you are exposed to in a typical day?
- JohnLv 71 year agoFavorite Answer
Not counting smog and emissions. I'm eating Doritos for lunch and they have plenty. In the room where I sit (define exposed......): Nitric acid, sulfuric acid, boric acid, borax, LPG, bottled oxygen, acetone, denatured alcohol (could be methanol but denatured is cheaper), sodium cyanide, dichloromethane, paint thinner, industrial detergent and a whole arsenal of adhesives. Over yonder is some old paint and I have a vintage bottle with a teaspoon full of mercury in it, just as a collectible. And I'm not a chemist. And some in my place might have HF but I won't have it. Oh, I have a rescue inhaler in my coat pocket.
After that you might define where you want to stop. The sizing in printer paper is a manufactured chemical, as are many vitamins.
I'll add that I made my list because my suspicion is that you are fishing for stories about gluten or probiotics and such. But there are chemicals and then there are chemicals.
- 1 year ago
- LudwigLv 61 year ago
This is a meaningless question, such as the enlightenment was intended to dispel. The 'manufactured chemicals' you talk of are of course sprites, bogles, witches, hexes, curses, phantoms and hobgoblins.
- 1 year ago
Quite a bit.
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- Anonymous1 year ago
You just made my hair hurt.
- samLv 61 year ago