(Continuing on from troll-spotting: how to distinguish innocent non-trolls.) Here’s the current state of affairs on these polls, to determine whether or not mineral oil is bad by means of people’s opinions on it.
Main Skin Care Board discussion: some last-minute contributions from a Voice of Reason:
That link: straight from the horse’s mouth, the FDA Code of Federal Regulations Title 21, a.k.a.
[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 21, Volume 3]
[Revised as of April 1, 2011]
TITLE 21–FOOD AND DRUGS
CHAPTER I–FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER B–FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION (CONTINUED)
PART 172 — FOOD ADDITIVES PERMITTED FOR DIRECT ADDITION TO FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
Subpart I–Multipurpose Additives
Sec. 172.878 White mineral oil.
Onto a Voice of Reason (and niceness, and feather-smoothing) and a fool (who tried to start up a spin-off poll over on the Green board, three minutes after posting what is for the minute The Last Word on the SCB discussion thread):
Two haters turned up at the last minute on the MU board poll; nothing else (no-on cared? too polite to say they thought this was daft? who knows…) so the poll was officially closed–that’s democracy for you!–this afternoon:
Over on Bath, we got a real eye/earful of the kind of nonsense that goes on there. Blimey. I actually find this more hair-raising, scary, blood-pressure-raising, and downright offensive than all of the Beauty Bash Board put together.
And that’s before they even go near the topic of scented candles (*shudder*).
So–the rest of this post carries a reader discretion warning. Make yourself a cup of soothing tea first. You’ll see that some sensible people do weigh in; amongst them bleustarfish, seen in previous similarly high-flying ninja-kicking top-notch action elsewhere on MUA…
UPDATE a little later–last word: