Anyone watch 60 Minutes tonight? They has a segment about the laminate
flooring that Lumber Liquidators is having made at three plants in
China. It can be made 10% to 15% cheaper if you put in excessive
formaldehyde. It exceeds California limits as much as 20X.
The factories are putting the CARB 2 labels on but they say it is not
compliant. The LL CEO, of course, said he did not know anything about
it and will investigate.
| Anyone watch 60 Minutes tonight? They has a segment about the laminate
| flooring that Lumber Liquidators is having made at three plants in
| China. It can be made 10% to 15% cheaper if you put in excessive
| formaldehyde. It exceeds California limits as much as 20X.
I saw that. Very interesting. I had thought that
formaldehyde was banned years ago. I know that
I haven't seen urea/formaldehyde glue for sale for
many years. So I was surprised that any use of
formaldehyde was legal. It's a known carcinogen.
That makes me wonder, now, about spray insulation.
Spray foam was popular years ago. Then it turned
out that if offgassed formaldehyde *and* turned to
dust after a few years. Now a similar product is back
in fashion for use in new construction. I wonder
whether the new stuff is really any better than the
Interesting side note: I've had trouble with toenail
fungus on one foot. One treatment is to put urea
solution on the nail until it falls off. I used to have
a pint-size can of urea crystals from urea-formaldehyde
glue that I'd bought years ago at the Woodworkers
store. CVS wanted $80 for a tiny bottle of urea solution
-- a common industrial and agricultural chemical! So I
went looking for my can of urea, but apparently I threw
it out years ago. By CVS standards that can would probably
be worth over $20,000. :)
Toenail fungus? If you still have it, go to a local health food store,
look for a nail solution made by Thursday Plantation of Australia.
It is a formula based on Tea tree oil which works very well. Proven
Also appears to be the ingredient in Walgreens
skin tag remover. I had one on my neck, the
tag remover did the job, fell off in about
two weeks. Much cheaper than whatever the
$$dermatologi$t$$ would have charged.
Christopher A. Young
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| Toenail fungus? If you still have it, go to a local health food store,
| look for a nail solution made by Thursday Plantation of Australia.
| It is a formula based on Tea tree oil which works very well. Proven
| by pedicurists.
Thanks, but my ladyfriend tried that for a number
of months and had no luck. (We both have it on one
foot, oddly.) I haven't found anything that *really*
Product called tea tree cream (the oil might work
also) is supposed to help. Needs to be applied and
then covered with a bandage each day until the
infected nail grows out. Might take a few months.
My old podiatrist used to say hot water soak with
some vinegar in the water. That helped loosen the
dried skin. Not sure if it helped with fungus.
Christopher A. Young
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| My old podiatrist used to say hot water soak with
| some vinegar in the water. That helped loosen the
| dried skin. Not sure if it helped with fungus.
Interesting thought. I've wondered whether
there might be a good home remedy. People must
have had some options before there were anti-fungal
Amputation. It is the only sure, permanent solution :)
I've been cursed with fungus (athlete's foot) since 1945, got it - guess
where - gym class. I have fought it for decades, best I've ever gotten was
sort of an armed truce.
The nail fungus came many years later. A decade or two back I tried a
phatmaceutical house "sure cure". Needed a prescription, cost about $700,
had to use it for six months, money back guarantee. It did indeed get rid
of it. Unfortunately, it came back as soon as I stopped using the med. Got
my money back.
I've often wondered why some people are so susceptible to it, others not.
The only thing I can think of is body pH. Fungus abhors acidity which is
why people wrap cheese in something with a few drops of vinegar to keep it
Obviously, my pH isn't acidic (probably) but I can't wear a base metal
wristwatch, metal is eaten up in a few months. If I am highly basic, maybe
that is why fungus loves me so?
Probably Griseofulvin. Works well but as you've discovered the Tinea
returns. Actually it doesn't return. It's always there. I've consulted
many dermatologists over the years and the synthesis of their remarks
and treatment is that the fungus is all around us. I asked one if she
wanted to put down some paper for me to walk on. Nope, pointless, she
said. She actually ID'ed the type -- scraping and lab test (there are
dozens of types or subtypes). No help. The same medication works on
most of them but to a different degree and duration by joining with
the skin or nail tissue and creating (for a while) resistant new skin.
A few months later the tinea will return... unless you keep pounding
it with the drug. One dermatologist wanted to remove my toenails.
Didn't much like that idea.
Resistance is totally genetic. Either you have it (resistance) or you
don't. Of my two (grown) sons one has it same as me: the other
doesn't. My wife who shared the same bath mat and lots of other foot
items also seems immune. However, both wife and the immune son suffer
horribly from mosquito bites and both have huge problems with sunning
themselves. Personally I prefer the Tinea.
As advised by a couple of the many dermatologists I've seen the best
you can do is to control it with topical OTC creams, sprays, and
lotions applied religiously daily. Also make sure you keep all
affected parts dry.
I was a fortunate guy for a long time. I walked in bare feet on motel
carpets (which my mother said was a bad thing to do. Athlete's foot?)
and in gym locker rooms iirc. I never wore sandals in gym showers, and
I never had athletes foot until I was over 50.
Even then it was only between two specific toes and never got bad.
After a couple years it was 2 or 3 places on one foot, but never on the
other foot, even if I rubbed the bad spots on the bad foot, and then
used the same fingers to rub the same spots on the good foot.
But after 2 or 3 more years, it got to he other foot.
It got so bad I swiped my brother's mostly used bottle of Desenex and
used that, which cured me for about 3 days. (one application. I always
meant to put it on every day for a while to see if the cure would last
Finally the bottle ran out. and at the supermarket they had more than
one product for this. And cheaper than Desenex. I didnt' want an
aerosol can -- the last thing I want to do is breathe that stuff -- but
that's what I got. I press the button as lightly as possible and hold
my other hand around the spray, and it really doesn't reach my nose.
Voila, 10 days' cure from one application. Finally remembered to use it
two days in a row, and it's been at least 30 days. Different active
ingredient from Desenex. I suppose more than one kind of fungus causes
athlete's foot, but it seems it can help to change what one uses. If
anyone cares, let me know and I'll find out what is in this stuff and
post it. I think it's the house brand for Maryland Giant
supermarkets, so I couldn't find a webpage for it.
I'm guessing that there will be more and more cases
where the old home remedy works fine, but the new
highly expensive prescribed stuff does not. I'd like
to know what the old remedies were, but that kind of
information is being rapidly lost to mankind. I hope
to be some small help, in that regard.
Christopher A. Young
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On Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:56:19 -0600, email@example.com wrote:
In high school I tried to let my ingrown big toenails grow out, but all
that happened was they got infected and hurt tremendously if I touched a
front corner against anything.
The doctor had me soak my feet every night in a dishpan full of water
and potassium permanganate. Turned my feet dark red, but never helped
the infection. I read later that it never helps an infection, but some
people though it did.
He also had me apply hydogen peroxide, and that didnt' help either.
Later I read that despite what some people though H202 does not kill
germs. It's useful for puncture wounds because it generates oxygen down
in the puncture, which is good for it, but that's all it does.
The same GP diagnosed me with epilepsy when I didn't have it. I took
pills for that too for 3. 4. maybe 5 months.
This is all in the early 1960's and he was about 60 years old. But he
never charged us for some reason. I saw his ledger once, and he only
charged about 2/3rds of the people he saw that day. And all I had to
do was mention that my mother hadn't had her polio booster shot, and he
nodded at his nurse, who got a vial out of the refigerator, filled a
syringe, handed it to him, and within 90 seconds of my remark, she had
her shot, no charge.
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