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Magellan GPS with warning: Lead known to cause cancer

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Just bought a Magellan GPS, but before opening it noticed that the box had some warning about lead content known to cause cancer? Is this on all GPS's? Should I return it? What's this lead known to cause cancer stuff all about?

Just worried about this scary cancer stuff.

Thanks in advance for sharing my lack of knowledge on this stuff.
 

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Just bought a Magellan GPS, but before opening it noticed that the box had some warning about lead content known to cause cancer? Is this on all GPS's? Should I return it? What's this lead known to cause cancer stuff all about?

Just worried about this scary cancer stuff.

Thanks in advance for sharing my lack of knowledge on this stuff.
You have nothing to worry about as long as you or your loved ones don't eat the GPS or put it in a pipe and smoke it.
 
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We used to play with mercury and lead in science class, if I remember correctly. ;) Rick also remembers toying around with those dangerous items, and we used magnets. I believe lead pencils used to be lead, too, instead of graphite.

My goodness, and aspartame, according to my very dear friend, is causing people to have heart attacks because it causes irregular rhythms in the heart. She wouldn't let her son eat a yogurt with aspartame.

What else should I know about? :rofl:
 

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We used to play with mercury and lead in science class, if I remember correctly.
I had three thermometer's full of Mercury in my posession for about a week in Junior High before my principal confiscated it. It was really cool to roll it around on your tongue and freak your friends out! Course, I've been smoking since I was 11, about a pack a day. Still no cancer. I'm guessing the liquor might get my liver, but the tests are all negative for any problems. Hmmm... what should I try next? I've left out all of the illegal things that I played with in High School and University. Maybe I should try... awe forget it. Something will get me eventually! Until then, I say live it up!

Cheers!

And I promise not to complain when that 'something' catches up with me!
 

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Ever been to a gas station in California? Almost all pumps have this warning:

WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Hasn't stopped me or millions of other folks from filling up....as far as I know!;) :D
 

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The lead is in the solder, used in all electronics. California requires that idiot warning, which must be included even when the substance is not available for human consumption. The net result is that people are so used to ignoring such idiocy that they pay no attention to real hazard warnings.
 

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Oh thank goodness I'm not the only one who played with the mercury contained in the termometers! I have often worried about that. It was pretty cool though.
 

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You have nothing to worry about as long as you or your loved ones don't eat the GPS or put it in a pipe and smoke it.
That's exactly what I was going to say!

rickandcindy: I've heard that scientists have poisoned lab rats with aspertame, and it is known to cause headaches. But, then again, if you overdose a rat with anything it will die of something.
 

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That's exactly what I was going to say!

rickandcindy: I've heard that scientists have poisoned lab rats with aspertame, and it is known to cause headaches. But, then again, if you overdose a rat with anything it will die of something.
Did you know that rats force-fed daily their body weight in pickles will soon lose all appetite for healthy food and will die of nutritional deficiencies and gastrointestinal abnormalities.

Several years ago researchers at a respected public health school completed a retrospective epidemiological study of morbidity and mortality among the population of people born between 1850 and 1870 who are known to have subsequently eaten pickles regularly. They found that within that population group there has been 100% mortality - not a single one of those people was still alive.

The implications are clear. Don't eat pickles!!
 
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When I was 17. I read in a newspaper about a study proving (?) that cooking steak over charcoals causes cancer. I guess I don't have to worry now that I use a gas grill. I also think it was proven using the overdosed rat technique.
 
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