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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 17, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta The Skin Game Fourth In A Series More Study Needed On Aerosol Sprays By RUTH WINTER Copyright, 1970, Women's News Service NEW YORK (WNS) - How safe are aerosol sprays, especially when tiiey contain cosmetics applied on or near the fade? , There have been more than 30 deaths reported due to the misuse of-aerosol sprays but Dr. Igho Kornbleuh, chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pennsylvania, says: "No one knows what effect aerosols have when they are mixed together or even sprayed individually." It has been known for sometime that aerosols are potentially lethal weapons. But did you know why they carry the warning: "Never spray toward an open flame. Keep from extreme heat or cold. Do not puncture or incinerate."? , The aerosol container can become a flame thrower when aimed toward a fire. In addition, according to "Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products" by Marion Gleason et al (William and Wilkins, 1969), "When the aerosol is placed on a very hot surface or flame, freons, the propellants, turn into toxic gases such as chlorine, fluorine, hydrogen fluoride ' and chloride and even phosgene." Phosgene is a poison gas weapon. Freons are used as the propellants for cosmetics. They are lung irritants and central nervous system depressants, according to Reason, and in high concentration can cause coma. In addition to freons, hair sprays contain either PVP (polyvinylpyrrolidone) or shellac. PVP, when injected into mice causes cancer.,But.toxicological interest in PVP stems from its use in hair sprays and its inhalation. . ANTIPERSPIRANTS Aerosols containing antiperspirants or mouthwashes have been abused by youngsters and have led to illness and death. In addition to freons, spray deodorants and mouthwashes may contain: -x I  Aluminum phenosulfonate, a low toxicity chemical but one which has caused death of two adults who ingested less than 30 grams. .  Propylene glycol, which has caused no known reactions In man but in large does has severely depressed the central nervous system of animals. Fort Macleod Square Dancers will hold their regular dance on Saturday at 9 p.m. with round dance practice at 8:30 p.m. in the elementary school. All square dancers are welcome. Women are asked to bring a box lunch and cups. *  * University Women's Club of Lethbridge will meet Monday at 8:30 p.m. in the Gas Company, Stafford, Drive. Featured speaker will be Professor David Elton, University of Lethbridge. Southmlnster Circle Square Dance Club will hold its regu-, lar dance Saturday at 8:30 p.m. in Southminster Hall. All square dancers welcome and women are requested to bring a box lunch. . * *  Sir Alexander Gait Chapter, IODE will hold a rummage sale in gym two of the Civic Sports 'Centre, Saturday at 9 a.m. Everyone welcome. * * . * Children of the regular Saturday morning pottery classes Will meet in the potters' room of the Bowman Arts Centre, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon to pick up all class projects. SIR ALEXANDER GMT CHAPTER I.O.D.E. RUMMAGE SALE SATURDAY/ APRIL 18th - 9 A.M. Gym 2 - Civic Sports Centre Wwkmdi Otters CAKES FOR COFFEE - Coffee clotch . . . kaffee klateh . . . however you spell it. It makes for good talk and eating. To accompany the coffee, Margo Oliver suggests Almond Coffee Cake, Cherry-Almond Ring, Crunch Crumb Coffee Cake - and others. IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND  Ammonium phosphate, which can cause diarrhea and fluid loss.  Boric acid, which despite toxic potentials, continues to be used against most medical advice. '  Aluminum chlorhydroxide which may cause allergic reactions and is irritating to abraded skin. '  Benzalkonlum chloride which causes intestinal pain. Advertisers have made people - especially teenagers - acutely conscious of bad breath. Although bad breath is the result, usually of the blood carrying ^ products from tiie intestines which are then exhaled from the lungs - and nothing you put in your mouth can help - last year $212,100,000 was spent on mouth washes and gargles. \ 'GIDDY FEELING' - Supposed breath deodorants in aerosols have been widely purchased by youngsters. Dr. Earl B. French of Leight University voiced concern on Feb. 27, 1969, that spray mouthwashes were being misused by junior high school students. Dr. French tried a mouth spray and reported a "giddy feeling" and a "toxic reaction which laid ime up the next day." Alarmed by Dr. French's^ warning, Rep. Fred, B. Rooney, D-Pa., then asked the Federal Food and Drug Administration to find harmless propellants for aerosols. Nothing was done because,-the FDA explained, the problem was the result of "gross abuse." Dr. Steven Carson of Food and Drug Research Laboratories, Maspeth, Long Island, created quite' a stir when he and Ms colleagues presented a paper on aerosols at' the Society of Cosmetic Chemists last fall. In a recent inerview, Dr. Carson told me he became interested in the subject when he, as an asthmatic, used to choke every time his wife applied her hair spray. s "I wanted to see if sprays were really toxic or just what the reaction really was," Dr. Carson explained. Russian women, wives of members of the Soviet mission assigned to the United Nations, admire the spring styles in an American, pattern book at a recent demonstration of home sewing, American style. The Homemaker BY ELIZABETH BARTMAN This is the time to plan your garden. Such a thought raises the question of whether to have a vegetable garden or not. Of course no one cam answer that question except the individual concerned. The final step must be decided independently, but here are some thoughts on the subject. For several reasons there should be a variety of vegetables on! the family table. .Since some provide more specific minerals and vitamins than another, the best contribution is obtained by eating many differ- D Heirloom Holloware tarnish-iesistant silverplate... keeps'its superb brilliance forever *V 6312 1132 Spring time is SALE TIME...up to 30% off regular prices on all the selected items as shown above. Sale time is April 18 to May 22 inclusive. You Always Do Better At: Convenient Termsl OPEN TILL 9 P.M. THURS. and FRIDAY NIGHTSI W DOWNTOWN 606-608 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-5767 He and his colleagues tested guinea pigs with large doses of hair sprays, insect sprays, foot sprays, personal deodorant sprays and antiseptic sprays. He said he found a full second of spray caused "moderate to marked" respiratory and heart changes when deodorant, hair and foot sprays were used. Antiseptic sprays caused "marked to toxic" results and, when the dose was doubled, death. Guinea pigs which previously had been exposed to tobacco smoke for 16 weeks, bad a more adverse reaction to ban* sprays. As soon as the animals were exposed to fresh air, the reaction to the sprays cleared up, Dr. Carson said. "I believe the reaction is a reflex one. The lungs close up automatically . because of irritation." He said he does not believe aerosols are dangerous to consumers - other than the antispetic sprays - but thinks they should be studied further. He also said he had no idea what toxic effects, if any, long-term use of aerosol sprays would have. Ann Landers ent vegetables. Secondary to this, yet important indeed, is that'a variety lends interest to the family meals. A variety is even a necessity for training children to appreciate a wide range of food flavors, textures and consistencies. Some people expect that they can buy their fresh peas, beans or corn from local growers in their community. If this can be done successfully for their daily table needs as well as their freezing or can n i n g .purposes for next winter, such an arrangement can be appreciated. But it does not do away with the home garden. A home grown garden can supply for you new vegetables for your summer meals. An example is planting New Zealand spinach, in place of the commonly known varieties. This spinach is a succulent type of plant that gives you a tender and mild flavored vegetable on the dinner plate. If you've had difficulty in getting your family to eat spinach, try this variety. It avoids tough, stringy and acrid qualities of the ordinary varieties, which are the cause perhaps of your family's dislike of spinach. Without a home garden, explorations into new taste treats are very limited. An easily accessible kitchen garden gives the opportunity of having that freshhto-tbe table flavor, the zes,t. to Use another word, for lately picked and carefully prepared vegetables. With this the whole family interest in vegetables is one of hearty approval. A home garden can also be a means of joint family activity. Two of the children could be given the job of keeping the garden record from year to year. They note the cost of seed sand fertilizer. In other columns they mark the number of servings of.each vegetable used fresh from the garden, the amount frozen, canned or otherwise stored for winter, and the dates when the first and last of the crops were used. Having too large a garden for one's use is a waste of effort. It is practical to esitmate how much needs to be planted in the garden from tables available in the Alberta Horticultural Guide and other sources. - DEAR ANN LANDERS: Each of us needs outside emotional support - bits and pieces of philosophy, some wise words we can use as anchors, hooks on which to hang our doubts. Recently, I ran across. this little esay - author unknown. It has helped me over some rough road. I carry it in my wallet and read it every day. Because it has served me so well, I want to share it with others. Will you help by printing it in your column? JUST FOR TODAY I will live through the next 12 hours and not tackle my whole life problem at once. JUST FOR TODAY I will improve my mind. I will learn something useful. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration. JUST FOR TODAY I will be agreeable. I will look my best, speak in a well modulated voice, be courteous and considerate. JUST FOR TODAY I will not find fault with friend, relative or colleague. I will not try to change or improve anyone but myself. JUST FOR TODAY I will have a program. I might not follow it exactly, but I will have it. I will save myself from two enemies-hurry and indecision. JUST FOR TODAY I will exercise my character in three ways. I will do a good turn and keep it a secret. If anyone finds out, it won't count. JUST FOR TODAY I will do two things I don't want to do, just for exercise. JUST FOR TODAY I will be unafraid. Especially will be unafraid to enjoy what is beautiful and believe that as I give to the world, the world will give to me.-O. CITY DEAR O. CITY: You've given something to approximately 54 million people today. In behalf of them as well, as myself, I thank you. Confidential to Turned Off: Wipe the egg off your face. What she describes as the key to her heart sounds like the keys to your Cadillac. The cash register is making so much noise I can't hear the wedding bells. � * * Too many couples go from matrimony to acrimony. Don't let your marriage flop before it gets started. Send for Ann Landers' booklet, "Marriage - What To-Expect." Send your request to Ann Landers in care of Canada Wide Feature Service Ltd., 245 St. James Street W., Montreal 126 enclosing 50 cents in coin and a long, stamped, self-addressed envelope. Home Tips WATER NEEDS ARE GREATER If it seems as though your water heater has shrunk in the last few years, check your premises: It hasn't. Your water eds have become greater. Use of water-connected equipment has grown 60 per cent in the last 10 years, with the greatest increase taking place in the last five. This means that, if your water heater is five years or older, it may be obsolete capacity-wise even if it functions perfectly mechanically. The answer is a new heater with a bigger tank and faster recovery rate. the grapevine The imported table wine from Portugal- that is making history! Be sure to fake advantage of our GRAND OPENING WIG SALE! Special prices in effect through Saturday, April 18th._ All 100% Human European Quality Hair FALLS Shoulder length Reg. 69.50 QA-95 Special .....w*# WIGS Machine made Reg. 49.50 | Q.95 Special .....� * CASCADES The newest in hair .95 pieces. SHIRLEY HOWELL sRpeB�'ia4|9*5.0 ... 19"" JULIE ZAREMBA PLUS MANY OTHER SPECIALS OPEN THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS TILL 9 P.M. 1620 ZELLER'S SHOPPING CENTRE PHONE 328-2203 \^aue*Villfig FOR VALUE PRICES COFFEE NABOB Fine or Regular...... . lb. 89 Miracle Whip KRAFT 48-oz. jar 99 SYRUP ROGERS CANE 2-1 b. tin........ 35 DRINKS ALBERTA GOLD ORANGE or APPLE 48-oz. tins  *  � �r�T�i INSTANT POTATOES P IDAHO 2-lb. tin MOIRS and IMPORTS..... 1 LIBBY'S 19-oz. tins ...... WHISTLE NEW SPRAY CLEANER..... BATHROOM TISSUE KLEENEX rolls SUNKIST NAVELS 6 lb. bag .... 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