John M. Vogel
jvogel at crl.com
Thu Aug 3 22:13:58 EST 1995
Betty Martini (betty at noel.pd.org) wrote:
: Dear CMB:
: The original story is my post at the beginning of
: URGENT;NutraSweet:METHANOL/TRUTH which if not on your screen I will be
: happy to forward. I mentioned that menthanol is a narcotic. John Vogel
: made this comment that it wasn't. I then came back and gave the reference
: which is:
: Louis, R.J. Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials, Eighth
: Edition, New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold (1992) pp.2251-2252.
You still haven't made any effort to back up your single reference. As
I said, narcotic can have different meanings in different disciplines -
from my dictionary, I said that narcotic can mean anything that produces a
soothing or numbing effect. As Isopropyl Alcohol feels cool and soothing
to the skin, I would imagine that Methyl alcohol would have the same
effect, although that wouldn't be wise to put into practice.
Also, in another post you mentioned that formic acid was a bad thing -
check the ol' dictionary again. Yes, you are correct, but you forgot to
mention that it is also used as a food preservative.
: This is especially serious in diabetics because sometimes physicians
: think its just diabetic retinopathy when their patients are going blind.
: There are so many diabetics going blind because of aspartame and its just
: criminal. As a man told me just this last Saturday: "My mother was doing
: so well as a diabetic. She had been using saccharin but decided to
: switch to NutraSweet. She went completely blind." I hear that so much
: its like a broken record. And this is just one of the reasons we are
: trying so desperately to get this poison off the market.
**Gotcha**, hehe. Betty, I've been working with diabetics for 5 years.
Most of them drink Diet Coke/Diet Pepsi, as it does not screw up their
blood sugars like regular soda can. I'd estimate that 90% of them were
not going blind. The ones who could not/would not control their *blood
sugar* were the ones going blind, having kidney problems, etc.
jvogel at crl.com
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