[Beowulf] Re: Earthquakes and raised floors...
Gerry Creager N5JXS
gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Wed Jan 11 04:57:22 PST 2006
OOH! I'd forgotten about the multihealing qualities of n-acetyl
cysteine. And it smells *sooooooo* good!
Robert G. Brown wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Jan 2006, Gerry Creager N5JXS wrote:
>> By now, I suspect RGB has checked with his local physician to refute
>> most of these claims... We certainly know he won't sit silently!
> Not me. My favorite physician (my wife) isn't going to know anything
> about zinc-dust problems without hitting medline. Hitting medline
> myself, mice HAVE been fed diets of "industrial metal dust" including
> zinc but also including lead, cadmium and so on and of course with a
> nice toxic mix chromosome damage is observed after a while. I haven't
> found (or looked that hard for:-) articles that studied "only" zinc
> dust because I think...
>> Off hand, my advice if you're working under-floor is "wear a mask" (do
>> as I say...). Oh, and don't take up cigarettes either. That's much
>> more likely to get you than incidental network maintenance in the
>> raised floor environs.
> is just PEACHY advice:-). Especially about those cadmium and arsenic
> laden cigarettes. If you're really worried, take some good
> antioxidants, e.g. alpha lipoic acid, a multivitamin, n-acetyl cysteine,
> milk thistle. Eat lots of onions and garlic (thiol rich foods).
> Glutathione and other thiols are your body's chelating defenses against
> heavy metals (which bind to a dangling thiol group and can then be
> pulled out of the body and be eliminated, with luck).
Gerry Creager -- gerry.creager at tamu.edu
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