Because our bodies are already compromised, this may apply more to us than it does "normal" people. Some of this is from a mag I receive from my health insurance co., some from my back of useless trivia information. Harlen posted "you are what you eat", might we also be what we touch? I use some skin creams (RX) that warn about damage to your internal organs. This translated to the cream is not only on your skin, but in your system. I work in maintenance. My skin often comes in contact with paint, thinners, pesticides, vegetation killers, bleach, cleaners and other chemicals. Guess what? I think these too, are being absorbed into the body. I have often thought of the skin as a barrier to many things, I am beginning to see it as a sponge. I have begun to wear protective gloves more often and hopefully it will become a healthy habit. What do you absorb? Petroleum jelly also comes to mind as it is an oil by-product.
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