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Paul Pless
10-02-2016, 01:54 PM
less formaldehyde. . .

Used externally, it is an antiseptic and disinfectant, and is used 5 to 10% in ointments in the treatment of chronic skin diseases such as psoriasis, hidradenitis suppurativa, and eczema of a sub-acute character. It is present in over-the-counter topical acne treatments at 2% or less concentration, and in prescription treatments at higher concentrations. Weak, watery solutions of resorcinol (25 to 35 g/kg) are useful in allaying the itching in erythematous eczema. A 2% solution used as a spray has been used with marked effect in hay fever and in whooping cough. In the latter disease 0.6 mL of the 2% solution has been given internally. It can be included as an anti-dandruff agent in shampoo or in sunscreen cosmetics. It has also been employed in the treatment of gastric ulcers in doses of 125 to 250 mg in pills, and is said to be analgesic and haemostatic in its action. In large doses, it is a poison, causing giddiness, deafness, salivation, sweating, and convulsions. It is also worked up in certain medicated soaps.[citation needed] Monoacetylresorcinol, C6H4(OH)(O-COCH3), is used under the name of euresol. Resorcinol is one of the active ingredients in products such as Resinol, Vagisil, and Clearasil.

who knew?

10-02-2016, 02:23 PM
And TSP (trisodiumphosphate), an industrial strength cleaner, is in your Cheerios.

jack grebe
10-02-2016, 02:59 PM
I think some people here may be smoking it too.

David W Pratt
10-02-2016, 05:22 PM
So, do Cheerios brush your teeth as you eat them?

10-02-2016, 11:29 PM
And TSP (trisodiumphosphate), an industrial strength cleaner, is in your Cheerios.

That's just plain frightening. And one more reason to not eat anything that comes in a box.