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rec8er


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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (2010). International Chemical Safety Cards on Magnesium Carbonate Retrevied from http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ipcsneng/neng0969.html


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What I don't get is the massive overuse of chalk in indoor gyms.
Its very unusual for me to ever have to use chalk in a gym.
Watching a climber stop to repeatedly dip his/her palms into a chalk bag just makes me think its bad habit. Those people who do it every time they need to rest their pumped arms. I say, shake them out man, don't go for the chalk bag every time because it gets to look like you have a nervous twitch.


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Well unless your huffing it in a plastic bag....


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anything worth saying once is worth saying twice:


billcoe_ wrote:
Try to minimise the use of the stuff and that way I won't have to breath your chalk dust. For years no one thought that the dust in a coal mine was a health issue. Long term studies of chalk hasn't been done, and you won't know until it's too late, so why not go easy on the stuff now?

That's my approach.

Then and now.


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rec8er wrote:
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (2010). International Chemical Safety Cards on Magnesium Carbonate Retrevied from http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ipcsneng/neng0969.html

This was actually discussed at length in another thread on here. The research is actually quite alarming.

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...lk%20cancer;#2216980


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It can't be good for your lungs, but however bad it is for your lungs it's even worse for your head.


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Inhalation of any particulate matter is not good for your lungs. And, apparently, neither is eating microwave popcorn:

http://abcnews.go.com/...uit-nets-7-2m-award/

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