[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).
>    rgb

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