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[–] mcwilshire 8 points 70 points (+78|-8) ago 

90% of the stuff in my garage is labeled as carcinogenic by California.

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[–] turdovski 2 points 27 points (+29|-2) ago 

Looks like it's a very valid reason.

That is because much of the playsand found in today's stores is not natural sand, but actually derived from quarried quartz rocks. Children, who have developing lungs, breathe in crystalline silica dust as they play in the sand.

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[–] TropicalJupiter 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Are you gonna fucking eat sand?

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[–] DingleMyCringle 2 points 16 points (+18|-2) ago 

If it's not regulated in California there's no point in having it.

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[–] mcwilshire 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago 

If it's not banned on Catalina Island, I don't want it.

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[–] cho 6 points 22 points (+28|-6) ago 

Something being carcinogenic was scary back before we realised almost everything seems to be carcinogenic.

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[–] ez2typ 6 points 9 points (+15|-6) ago 

Oxygen is very carcinogenic. How does California label products containing oxygen?

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[–] Avnomke 1 points 19 points (+20|-1) ago 

"This product contains a chemical known by the state of California to cause cancer."

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[–] Orannis 5 points 20 points (+25|-5) ago 

Let me know when somewhere other than California labels it as carcinogenic. According to California, pretty much everything causes cancer.

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[–] TropicalJupiter 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You know, they aren't wrong.

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[–] Orannis 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The trouble with California is that the sheer frequency with which they flag things as carcinogenic, and based on such small numbers, makes it difficult to realistically prove causation over correlation, in addition to creating a very "boy who cried wolf" mentality. While I'm sure it may indeed have some contributing factor to cancer, I personally don't think it is significant enough to be a concern at this point. When literally any other state throws that flag up, I'll take notice.

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[–] lord_nougat 4 points 2 points (+6|-4) ago 

This comment just gave me cancer.

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[–] JohnQCitizen 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Well, according to California at any rate

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[–] Lateraltwo 2 points 37 points (+39|-2) ago 

PVC contains lead and cadmium to stabilize it more quickly. It's what makes a 10 hour fabrication process turn to a 2 hour one. Source: am science

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[–] barset 1 points 13 points (+14|-1) ago 

This is one of those comments that's pure gold for me. It's insightful, spot on, and lacks any jargon. Not to mention the fact that they are science. That's a pretty impressive feat.

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[–] DashingLeech 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

I think the comment was meant to suggest that California tends to err on the side of labeling things as health-hazards whether there is valid reason to or not. To be clear, I'm translating, not agreeing.

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[–] Loumedia 12 points -1 points (+11|-12) ago 

Because it has lead in it, you stupid piece of shit.

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[–] thatdamnchef 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

Stoopid lead haters...Ives licked lead all my lyfe and Der aint no problems

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[–] 2364289 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Ah, here we go. Loumedia was the second person banned for the "civility" rule, has a name that looks a lot like "lag-wagon" to someone with little sleep, and doesn't appear to be able to be civil at all, as every comment of his curses at the person he is replying to.

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[–] onesidedsquare 5 points 11 points (+16|-5) ago 

Yes because haven been to California, literally everything causes cancer out there

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[–] TropicalJupiter 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Considering that humans never die of cancer ever, they must be wrong.

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[–] bulksalty 2 points 17 points (+19|-2) ago 

California's warning probably doesn't mean what you think it means:

For chemicals that are listed as causing cancer, the "no significant risk level” is defined as the level of exposure that would result in not more than one excess case of cancer in 100,000 individuals exposed to the chemical over a 70-year lifetime.

Anything more than that (like 2 in 100,000) and it causes cancer in the state of California.

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[–] onesidedsquare 3 points 9 points (+12|-3) ago 

personal experience, I have seen signs at gas stations, bars, and auto parts that chemicals cause various issues, ranging from birth defects to cancer. granted 'everything" was an exaggeration it just seems strange to me that these signs where in a lot of places

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[–] Keftedes89 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

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[–] Lag-wagon 3 points 10 points (+13|-3) ago 

California labels California as carcinogenic!

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[–] axolotl__peyotl 2 points 6 points (+8|-2) ago 

ITT: People still thinking it's a conspiracy theory.

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[–] refugee610 6 points 6 points (+12|-6) ago 

California says something causes cancer. In other news: water wet; sky blue; /v/news is filled with shitposts.

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[–] monetus 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

this did tell me that the WHO also says it causes cancer though.

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