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Originally Posted by Spastica
Companies of any type can benefit from myths and the truths. Snopes.com is helpful for that. I remember being in bio lab and one of the experiments had a big caution when using water 'PLEASE NOTE: Contact with large amounts of water on skin has caused cancer in laboratory animals.' Water. WATER! Can you believe that? But you know what? If you dunk a rat in water for 24 hours and not let him out, he WILL get cancer.
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Originally Posted by hopeelise
I guess the way I would look at it is maybe more from an environmental standpoint. I wouldn't think that using mineral oil on your skin is bad for you. The reason I think I would maybe stay away from it is because of the dependency on natural resources to make it. I would prefer to stay away from the use of oil based products for this reason. I know that the cost of gasoline, natural gas, etc is going up and I think if we can conserve as much as possible, we are just better off.
Anyway, getting back to mineral oil, I would prefer just to stay away from any petroleum based products.
Jennifer, Naturopath and mom
Originally Posted by bluets
wouldn't supplements be helpful too? cod liver oil, flaxseed oil, etc. wouldn't these end up being more helpful than topical applications?
i have a friend who is asking me about supplements for dry skin and these oil supplements came to my mind first.
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