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  •  This is great news. (7+ / 0-)

    The older I get, the more sensitive I am to things like that.  

    I used to work for a realtor, fixing up homes from their relocation section.  That was mostly executives that moved from place to place every few years, climbing the old corporate ladder.  Not only was exposed to lots of fumes from paint, thinner, etc., but also to new carpeting.  It used to just make me cough a little, eyes, water, etc.  Now it makes me seize up as though someone has their hands around my throat.  I can usually avoid it, but when you work in a place that gets new carpet, it's a big problem.

    Big thanks to Amy - and to you, Eclectablog, for bringing it to our attention.  :-)

    -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

    by luckylizard on Sun Jul 18, 2010 at 11:21:46 AM PDT

    •  When I was younger, I sewed my own clothes (6+ / 0-)

      and loved fabric stores.  But ten minutes after entering, my eyes started watering, my nose stuffed up, and I'd really have to know what I was buying, because I had to leave QUICK.

      I was positive it was chemicals, dyes, sizing, etc., use in the manufacturing process causing my problem.  Mom, however, thought "Oh, no, that can't be true. The people who make things wouldn't do that."

      Right, Mom, they wouldn't.  Sadly, she still has that attitude -- "Oh, businesses are our friends!  Free market, no regs, blah, blah, blah..."  

      Thank goodness, my late father never allowed her to register to vote, so she doesn't...

      Oh, I love her - she's my MOM!  But I'm just glad she doesn't vote...

      And speaking of MOM -- please rec the Mothership,  http://www.dailykos.com/... if we can be so bold as to ask...

      (-7.62/-7.90) ...it was their destruction: they delved too greedily and too deep. -- JRR Tolkien

      by Lorinda Pike on Sun Jul 18, 2010 at 11:41:52 AM PDT

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      •  I used to have to stay away (4+ / 0-)

        from the 'prom dress' material.  I could handle the cottons, but whatever they put into satins did the same thing to me.  After 40 years, I'd forgotten about that.  :-)

        -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

        by luckylizard on Sun Jul 18, 2010 at 11:52:53 AM PDT

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