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Month: November 2015

Cancer Causing Chemicals in Colgate?

Canada has banned Triclosan
Triclosan in toothpaste

Questionable Product Use

We use products for years to find out it is dangerous. The list of evil substances is long. And many people used them for years. Examples of other bad substances are mercury in dental fillers or fluoride in toothpaste that cause harm. In contrast, it continues with dangerous gasses in coolants. The gas is used in making air conditioners and refrigerators. It happens all too frequent to affect health or damage the environment.

What are the Results of the Research Study?

A study done on Colgate in recent weeks makes it a product to question its safe to use. The study showed things you might want to avoid in the results. The study found the toothpaste guilty of containing Triclosan. This can cause many diseases in the human body from use. But the most dangerous disease is cancer. Though, the substance is nothing new to the makers of cleaning products.

 Triclosan Makes Soap and is also Toxic?

Furthermore, the chemical gets used in the making of other products. These are the same chemicals used to make laundry detergents, deodorants, etc. However, none of these products go inside our mouth like our toothpaste. The chemical in our toothpaste has to be something to pay attention.

The Chemical Research In Toxicology is a magazine that publishes such studies. They ran the new survey that involves the toothpaste with their latest research. The chemical that we know as Triclosan is an ingredient in Colgate. It’s found that it may cause a high risk of cancer. It puts the people who use this product on a regular basis in jeopardy.

We must note this substance can cause cancer if used it in significant amounts. People who use Colgate on a daily basis for years need to make a choice. They are the ones who need to think as to their future toothpaste.

What are Some of the Chemical’s Side Effects?

As mentioned earlier we know the side effects from substances. They exist in products we use on a regular basis. They’re products used for years by people. The news becomes public and the government does its job to ban the product. Asbestos is an excellent example of such an event. In addition, Canada is the one country that took any steps. So at least they wanted to protect people against the chemical in toothpaste.

Another key point, the country has put a ban on the chemical. We’ll see how other countries react to this new study. Also they may look at Canada’s decision on this substance. If using a product that contains the chemical it can pass through your skin .

You could let large amounts of it to absorb in the body. Since the chemicals pass through your skin it becomes part of your bloodstream. Hormone imbalance is a reaction from the entry of Triclosan in your blood. Also, it can cause other damage and make you prone to cancer.

Despite these study results, Colgate continues to stand with its claim. In addition, the company claims it causes no harm to humans. Whether it causes cancer or if it doesn’t, further studies will decide. You have to make the decision on your own which side would you like to be on.

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Toxic toothpaste ingredients

Pre Ride Checklist for Motorcyclists

The Motorcyclists’ Pre-Ride Bill of Clean Health

Even the most experienced motorcycle rider understands the risk they take every time they get behind the handlebars. The sheer power and excitement of the open road is a calling to many. This is where the biker lifestyle may grab you. When you ride often, you understand many of the key factors in how to ride and stay safe.

Female with green eyes wearing a helmet.
The woman is wearing a motorcycle helmet.

This is why it’s important to weigh how to keep yourself safe on the road. It will also save you money in the long run when you are not dealing with a variety of issues down the road. So this is something that every bike owner knows. How to get yourself in the right state of mind to check every time is vital.

Weigh all of the different potential issues that your bike had and may have. Check for funny and unusual noises and whether or not the bike had its scheduled maintenance. Check to see if any fluids are missing.

What are Some Key Pre-Ride Factors to Consider?

  • Should You Always Check For Leaking Oil?

This one is not only one of the biggest but also one of the most obvious. This could be due to some factors, including poor seals or engine problems. Some old timers can even diagnose the problem with the bike from tasting the oil. However, unless you have the same skill this may be a sign you have to visit the mechanic. So yes, always check the area around and under the bike for oil. It could save your life.

How Often Should I Test The Battery?

The battery is a major piece of the puzzle. Thus, it behooves you to check it before you ride. Check to see if it’s giving enough juice to the starter or if you’re clicking. This noise could be due to a variety of issues, including matters with connections or with the alternator. Clean off the contacts carefully with a rag or piece of cloth.

What are Some Gas Tank Issues?

The gas tank could be a major issue. Additionally, it could be due to a variety of factors. This might be due to a lack of quality gas or a filter issue. So keep an eye on the indicator lights in case of a problem with the engine that requires immediate attention. Sometimes the light will even come on due to a gas cap not being completely shut.

What About Air Filters?

The air filters are needed for your Hog to breathe. The bike’s air intake is essential for the engine to operate. Also, it could require cleaning. Dust, leaves, bugs and more can help clog up a filter. In some cases the filter can be cleaned on the road– in others, you will have to replace it.

Change Spark Plugs Regularly?

Spark plugs can cause a variety of issues. Cuts on spark plug wires can cause the engine to stop. They may also be screwed in improperly or lacking a blue spark. Changing the plugs or distributor may be the next step you take. So it’s better to change these regularly, rather than deal with a misfire or worse.

Illegal Aliens Legally Driving? Rule of Law is Overruled

No fun being illegal or is it?
Illegal immigration concept as a chain fence with a hole shaped as text that represents people illegally crossing a national border violating the migration law of the country as undocumented immigrants.

California set down a controversial path when it decided to issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. The reasoning went that these immigrants would now be covered in case of a crash, and allow for a reduction of risk on California’s roads. One of the issues that led to the decision was the high number of hit and run accidents that occurred after an uninsured driver hit another vehicle or pedestrian.

How Did Social Engineering Lead to Lawlessness on California Roads?

What California is finding out quick is that this well-meaning bit of social engineering made the situation worse– a lot worse. Some of the illegals did get the required insurance. But many others decided not to keep the policy. The state requires all drivers to show proof of insurance when receiving a license– but not during the period afterward. It has become a very common trend for immigrants to drop insurance the day they receive their license.

How Many Illegals Have Legal Driver’s Licenses in California?

Growing out of Assembly Bill 60, Governor Jerry Brown signed it into law in 2013 as one of his major accomplishments. Recently, the Fresno Bee published an editorial in which it explained that the issue with drivers sans insurance did not go away. In 2014 a half million illegals gained driver’s license under the plan.

How Many Illegals Have Bought Subsidized Insurance?

California expanded a program to allow these drivers to buy subsidized auto insurance. So far just a paltry 875 have. During a similar period, the California Highway Patrol reported 66,000 citations for drivers operating a vehicle without insurance.

Giving False Information to Police at Crash Scenes is at “Epidemic” Levels?

Good intentions often have bad outcomes. In fact, there have been high-profile crashes in which drivers will give false information to the other driver or police. However, this has reached near epidemic levels, with many accident cases going unsolved. It has hit many in the legal field especially hard, as it has become desperate to take on auto accident liability cases because of these factors. The problem only compounds as those that cause such accidents drive off with little to no repercussions.

New Jersey is considering going down a similar path, local media reported. They would be well served to learn from California’s example. The disaster on California’s roads should act as a lesson, rather than a precedent for other states. Rather than being an act of compassion, the state’s activism has instead directly led to hundreds of unreported accidents. And because of this, there are untold numbers of injuries and fatalities.

Our legislators in Sacramento have the opportunity to step up over the next several years. So they could repeal the law allowing the licenses to be issued to people living here illegally. Or at least they could put in place much stricter guidelines to check insurance. So this would significantly reduce strain on drivers fearing a hit-and-run accident. Also, this could allow justice to get served in and out of court.

Women Riders a Hit or a Miss?

Motorcycle Culture and the Sexes

The stereotype of a biker is often a rugged looking man. Sometimes he’s dressed in leather. In others, he has an incredible beard. In yet others, he has a bandanna on. Still others he’s decked out in sunglasses. Regardless of the stereotype, it’s not quite an accurate statement.

In fact, riding motorcycles has become far more popular among women over the last several decades. As certain traditions change and stigmas fade, we can expect it to become even more so. Also, women are making up a growing number of riders on the road each year.

Take a good example from the Joshua Tree run recently. Thousands of women of all ages showed their skills and motorcycle prowess. Thousands of witnesses watched the rally. These women showed up in lines past the crowds. So this shows the incredible competence and diversity of the hobby. The Babes Ride Out Campout is another excellent example.

Not Just a Men’s Hobby

Also, some brands have got in on the action. Some including Biltwell, Chopcut, and Stance Muse Socks are involved in giveaways. Additionally, these examples help build awareness of women riding motorcycles. While women are still a minority of bikers, they carve out their niche and subculture. It also allows women to be more comfortable and confident in the hobby and other aspects of life.

These examples are just several of integration of the hobby. One of the best portions of these changes is that it is not forced. There are no government mandates from above declaring that women have to ride. They do it because they love it.

Women do it for the love of the open road– the same as their male counterparts. These are important factors to remember and consider when discussing the role of each gender on the open road. These are the chances for everyone to enjoy the same hobby.

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