Originally Posted by mama24-7
Again, just because something is in or is naturally found in something that goes into the body, doesn't mean it's safe to inject it. If you can come up w/ a valid study (as in a true placebo, a true control group and the like), I'd be interested to hear about it. Until then, you can yell, scream, post, flag stuff & whatever else you want to do until the cows come home. You aren't convincing me to allow my children to be guinea pigs to one of many substances that has not be proven safe.
You are welcome to use yours as such.
But that reasoning would only makes sense if ingesting formaldehyde couldn't also be poisonous.
Here are the effects of ingesting large amounts of formaldehyde: " Ingestion can lead to immediate deleterious effects on almost all systems of the body including gastrointestinal tract, central nervous system, cardiovascular system and hepato-renal system, causing gastrointestinal hemorrhage, cardiovascular collapse, unconsciousness or convulsions, severe metabolic acidosis and acute respiratory distress syndrome. No specific antidote is available. "
So what gives? Why only make a distinction for injection? Since formaldehyde can be extremely poisonous if ingested why do you still feed your child foods that have formaldehyde in it? Here's a list of some foods that contain formaldehyde :
I. Fruits & Vegetables
Food type Level (mg/kg)
Apple 6.3 – 22.3
Bulb vegetables (e.g. onion) 11.0
Carrot 6.7 – 10
Cucumber 2.3 – 3.7
Green Onion 13.3 – 26.3
Pear 38.7 – 60
Spinach 3.3 – 7.3
Tomato 5.7 – 13.3
White Radish 3.7 – 4.4
Shiitake mushroom (dried) 100 – 406
Shiitake mushroom (raw) 6 – 54.4
Do you feed your child any of these foods? If you do, can you please show me the double blind placebo controlled study you consulted that shows that cucumbers, grapes, tomatoes, carrots, mushrooms, pears, and plums are safe? That the level of formaldehyde in these foods is a safe amount that doesn't cause any harm? Preferably one that also includes a follow up of at least 20 years to prove that eating these foods doesn't cause cancer down the line.
Edited by teacozy - 9/23/13 at 11:30am