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  2. When plastic becomes warm it releases estrogen in large amounts, as well as other chemicals. Warmth/heat and plastic are bad news. Its for sure that bottled water, no matter how cool it might be kept now, was at some point warm enough to have already released things into it’s own contents.

    I hate seeing my cats drink from puddles. They even lap up water from really tiny patches of water. It makes me terribly nervous. Its a good question though. Not consuming anough of the bad bacteria makes us very weak against them. So a bit of dirt is good for an immune system. Maybe indoor cats become more in danger after time of the bacteria found outside. But also its true about the chemicals in the house. If you polish a wooden table and wipe it clean with a rag, and the cat licks the table, sure it gets some of your wood polish in its system. All the cleaning products we use – how well do we clean them off after use. These micro measurement sorts of questions require serious funding to be answered. Wouldn’t it be great if some scientists got to work on behalf of cats and not children – maybe just for a day or two. We all know the more you clean the more you spread bacteria around the house by virtue of the damp cloth you are using. If you wipe up everything you see with a sponge you are taxiing bacteria around the place. How do these bacterias go with cats. I’m sure cats can handle them alot more than we which is why they can drink out of those puddles (maybe we can drink from them too!) – therefore I think this question is part of the same greater question which concerns us human beings. Are our homes and our need to use soap everyday (thus making our noses oh so sensitive to even our own natural smell) too sterile? I would say so, and therefore whatever we domesticate will suffer from the same afflictions, perhaps to greater effects even. Culture and humanity has a habit of losing touch with its own nature so the paradox of our sterile lives being what enables us to be sick more easily is just another typical oxymoron of this day and age. Since cats are more in touch with themselves I guess the sterility of a home, whilst not necessarily being a physical health threat, might be a mental problem. Maybe thats why the cats start eating vegetables and licking bits of dust and dirt if they are lucky enough to find them. I can see my cats are disappointed when I vacuum. They like the dust under my bed. It moves when there is a tiny current of air and they watch it closely as it comes alive, just like grass swaying in the breeze. So a steril home is just depressing for a cat I think above all because to be steril it must be tidy and clean. I’m not saying my home is messy, but when my cats shred a piece of paper and roll around in it on the living room floor, I dont just clear it up, I leave it there for them til they get bored of it. I vacuum once a week. but I leave bottle caps on the floor for them and I even leave yesterdays clothes in a pile on the floor if one of them chooses to sleep on them. I dont tidy up immediately and clean clean clean.

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