Phthalates and Porous Materials in Everyday Life

Phthalates and Porous Materials in Everyday Life

ToyGeek ToyGeek
I've been wondering if learning about the properties of different materials through sex toy safety discussions has changed anyone's habits regarding the products they buy for other purposes, like cooking for example.

It made me throw out our rubber kitchen sink stoppers and replace them with silicone. Am I alone?
03/25/2010
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Avery Dragon Avery Dragon
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyGeek
I've been wondering if learning about the properties of different materials through sex toy safety discussions has changed anyone's habits regarding the products they buy for other purposes, like cooking for example.

It made me throw ...
You're not alone

Most everything I buy that I'll have interaction with I try to make sure is safe. After seeing how some of these materials act, I've gone so far as to get silicone iPod cases lol.

Cooking utensils I've always been raised on keeping the higher grade ones, 'cause having nasty ones can ruin food in the long run.
03/26/2010
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
Well yes and no. We threw out all our plastic kitchen utensils and food storage items years ago and replaced them with glass and metal, but that had to do with the old reports of plastics leaching something (back then they just said "chemicals"). Now that we've learned just what those things leach, I'm glad we did.

Learning about lube ingredients has made us change some of our personal care items though, because the some of the same unhealthy ingredients were in those.
03/26/2010
Gary Gary
This is a really good point, I have never really thought about this at all. The kitchen utensils seems like a really obvious one now that you mention it.
03/26/2010
Red Red
Yes and no. I have an upcoming article on EC discussing phthalates, so I don't wish to repeat myself - but some exposure is unavoidable (linoleum...car interiors...), and some just doesn't really matter in the whole scheme of things, so I pick my battles. I figure anything touching my food, my water, my mouth or the inside of my body should be phthalate free.
03/26/2010
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Quote:
Originally posted by Red
Yes and no. I have an upcoming article on EC discussing phthalates, so I don't wish to repeat myself - but some exposure is unavoidable (linoleum...car interiors...), and some just doesn't really matter in the whole scheme of things, so I ...
I like the way you termed this - picking your battles.

I haven't made much effort in regards to phthatelates and such; although, I know there is more of a movement when it comes to things for children and infants.
03/26/2010
dv8 dv8
I'd like to see silicone wrist rests for keyboards and mice. The ones I use are of some mystery gel because it's easier to clean than fabric-covered rests. Unfortunately, it's also as nasty as jelly toys.
01/02/2011
ScottA ScottA
Sink stoppers shouldn't make too much of a difference. If you need to replace them then you can definitely look for silicone (which should also last longer), but until then things would be so diluted that it is unlikely to be an issue.
01/02/2011
ScottA ScottA
Oops- finger stutter.
01/02/2011
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