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vaudree
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posted 13 December 2001 11:47 PM      Profile for vaudree     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Well with all the research on DNA it turns out that we share about 90 something percentage of it with rats. My question, as stronger and stronger disinfectants are coming on the market is - how much of our DNA do we share with the bacteria we want to kill?

This is a pop culture issue - because part of our culture is TV commercials and most of them deal with killing - whether it be odors or germs.

Also, does this sound safe to you?

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DrConway
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posted 13 December 2001 11:53 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I'd be surprised if it was less than 80%. However I might remind you that there are still enough differences between species that what affects one may not affect another.

Witness for example the fact that aspirin, while harmless to humans, is poisonous to mice.


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sherpafish
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posted 14 December 2001 05:50 AM      Profile for sherpafish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Also, does this sound safe to you?

No, it does not. I believe that we evolved to avoid bad smells so as to avoid things that would make us ill, such as rotten meat or excrement. Blocking these smells is like blinding ourselves just because we don't want to see bright lights or mouldy oranges.


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vaudree
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posted 14 December 2001 12:10 PM      Profile for vaudree     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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Witness for example the fact that aspirin, while harmless to humans, is poisonous to mice.
Since most research mice are inbred and are known by their strains, which strain or strains are you talking about? I`ve heard that if a human takes enough aspirin that voices sound like they are coming off a scratchy loud speaker (which is why they have child proof caps) what are the predeath symptoms of poisoning in mice and are some strains more susceptable to this effect than others? Humans do differ in their ability to handle medications without side-effects or complications, but given enough ALL will experience these side-effects. The same with booze, I think it is hispanics who are said to have naturally occurring antabuse in their system because of the intolerance of their bodies to alcohol. I`d give you the exact quotes only G still has my abnormal psych text (her excuse was she was wondering if her boyfriend was or was not faking impotence but the truth is she likes reading the juicy case studies contained within).

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Blocking these smells is like blinding ourselves just because we don't want to see bright lights or mouldy oranges.

And those sheets really do smell "fresher" because we can`t smell the mess the dog made behind the furnace.

I would still like to see if these products effect the learning ability of mice. Many of the MSDS for the pure ingredient list narcosis as a temporary effect. From what I can gather narcosis=learning difficulties - affecting comprehension and memory. When these products were tested they were concerned with whether it could cause cancer in the short term, not whether it could effect the learning of mazes or pushing levers for pellets.

So far memory and comprehension comes back eventually, but my sister-in-law works in Selkirk and a lot of the permenant psychiatric patients she works with used to be gas rag babies.

My son`s Xmas concert is Wednesday, I know the risks but I would be an asshole if I don`t show up to cheer my son on. My son doesn`t want me to come because he doesn`t want me to get sick. But if something does hppen I want him to know I love him and how could I love him and not take pride in what he is doing?


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audra trower williams
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posted 14 December 2001 01:15 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Pop Culture? Um. I think maybe "Body and Soul."
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