Phosgene?

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  1. PatrickSparks

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    Has anyone ever heard of Phosgene? I was researching Splenda and found that this stuff is added after the chlorination process. It sounds like it's an industrial chemical that's used to make plastics and pesticides: link
     
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    It's a chemical agent. Not fun at all.
     
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    It's scary that phosgene is actually used in the manufacturing process of Splenda.
     
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    Doesn't matter. Adding a moiety to a chemical totally changes it and negates what it was before.

    Take acetone and acetic acid. They differ slightly and yet one removes nail polish and the other is sprinkled on french fries.
     
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    I understand the logic, but here's my question. Do you really want to be consuming something in any form or fashion that can be used as a poisonous gas?
     
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    The reality almost everything around us is like this. Plastics are prior to polymerization (hardening) are extremely teratogenic and carcinogenic. Salicylic acid is extemely harsh on the digestive tract to the point of ulceration... acetylation makes it ASA or asprin. So to answer your question and stand by my last post, yes I would.
     
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    salt is composed of a highly reactive metal and a deadly poison gas... direct contact with either can be fatal... and yet quite a few people consume salt everyday
     
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    IIRC, you aren't supposed to take asprin if you have digestive tract problems, so that isn't the best example to give :o
     
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    I just thought the whole premise of the toxic gas being used was a bit scary when I saw it. I hadn't planned on seeing that at all.
     
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