Red and blue make purple ... Red dye # 3 is a carcinogen.
on 9/5/03 2:11 PM, Ed Van Scoy at email@example.com wrote:
> Neil, I just have to do it ;-) you do know that silica gel
> contains cobalt chloride...... The folowing is a summary of a
> recent re-classification of cobalt chloride;
> "The upshot of these developments is that cobalt sulphate and
> cobalt chloride are to be classified with respect to their
> toxicological status as a "category 2 Carcinogen" with a
> subsequent requirement for R49 labeling (this states "may
> cause cancer by inhalation"). This classification and the use
> of these risk and safety phrases not only apply to the Cobalt
> Chloride itself but to any products that contain Cobalt
> Chloride in concentrations above 0.01%."
> So, seems like the nanny-state doesn't want us to use ANYTHING
> but Arizona sunshine to keep our tool boxes rust-free.... Next
> thing you know, Uncle Sam will be telling us Diet Coke,
> cigarettes, and purple dye in fire suits is harmful!!!
> ---- Original message ----
>> Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2003 12:15:49 -0500
>> From: "Albaugh, Neil" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Subject: RE: Tool Box Protection( VCI Paper )
>> To: "'Bill Bennett'" <email@example.com>, "'Russel Mack'"
> <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "'Phillip Landry'"
> <email@example.com>, "'firstname.lastname@example.org'"
>> Those bags of silica gel dessicant are great for absorbing
> moisture. The
>> bags that are packed in military stuff has indicators that
> show a blue color
>> when it is activated and it gradually turns pink as it
> absorbs moisture. It
>> can be re-activated by baking in an oven and-- perhaps-- even
> in a microwave
>> Regards, Neil Tucson, AZ
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