Open Question: Do chemicals disappear from an object when heated to a high temp?

hey guys, i have this baking tray (made of aluminum) i used in the lab and after using it, i cleaned it with soap and water.. i think there were a few drops of chemical reagent that came in contact. but i already washed it with soap. will all chemicals be removed thoroughly by soap and water? if not, what removes chemicals not soluble by water?

and i also exposed the tray to high heat, i placed it inside a baking oven to make sure it’s clean. will the chemicals that remained in the tray evaporate and just disappear? if those chemicals dried out, it’s not harmful anymore, or is it still harmful?

and generally, are most chemical reagents toxic or nontoxic?

i’m just a little worried because i used that tray to bake bread and i wonder if the chemicals went inside the bread.. at first i thought it was okay if i just washed it well, but recently i learned that not all chemicals can be removed by soap… but i have been using that tray to bake bread for quite sometime now and nothing happened..but i wonder if every time i ate bread from that tray, have i ingested some chemicals? i know it’s a very small amount, but they said some chemicals could accumulate in the body?

and those chemicals that accumulate in the body, some said they cannot be expelled naturally… so how do i expel them if ever i have chemicals in my body? some people say it’s possible not to feel anything even though you have chemicals accumulating in your body..

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Resolved Question: Why isn’t my naval piercing infection going away?

I have had my belly button pierced for a little over two months. It has been infected since I got it. (No idea why because I have cleaned it 2-3 times a day using dial soap & hot water sea salt soaks.) There were two big bubble type things around each hole. I went back to my piercer & he YELLED at me for using dial soap when he clearly told me to. Since then, I have been taking erythromycin to help heal the infection. It has been working, but it isn’t fully healed! I still have my starter hoop in. It is the ugliest thing I have ever seen & I have tried changing the ring. Because it is a CBR type of jewelry, I need the piercer to open it up for me so I can change it. I went back to ask them to change it and the result was them yelling at me for using dial. I don’t even want to go back to that piercer anymore, but my mom is making me. I feel so embarrassed to even go back. Any ideas?! None of my friends had this problem. And I refuse to take it out because I have been asking for my piercing since I was 9 years old. about 5 almost 6 years of BEGGING EVERYDAY, I finally got it and there is no way I am taking it out.

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Open Question: How to make my hamster like me?

I got my baby hamster, Chester, 2 days ago. I really want him to like me. Whenever I put my hand in the cage, it runs away from it. Even if there are treats on it. He doesn’t like the treats, such as cucumber and strawberry. The only treat he likes are sunflower seeds, but I don’t want to give him many of them, because he will be fat. And that won’t be good because he hates the wheel and the hamster ball. Anyway, Chester doesn’t bite. Only once, when I washed my hands with flavored soap. But if I hold him, he runs around in my hands, and if I put him on the table and keep my hands around him so he won’t run away or fall, he just keeps running away from them. What can I do so I can pick him up without him being scared?

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Open Question: How to make my hamster like me?

I got my baby hamster, Chester, 2 days ago. I really want him to like me. Whenever I put my hand in the cage, it runs away from it. Even if there are treats on it. He doesn’t like the treats, such as cucumber and strawberry. The only treat he likes are sunflower seeds, but I don’t want to give him many of them, because he will be fat. And that won’t be good because he hates the wheel and the hamster ball. Anyway, Chester doesn’t bite. Only once, when I washed my hands with flavored soap. But if I hold him, he runs around in my hands, and if I put him on the table and keep my hands around him so he won’t run away or fall, he just keeps running away from them. What can I do so I can pick him up without him being scared?

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Recycling Your Candles and Candle Wax

Recycling is important…we all know that. While it’s possible to rebatch soap, I wouldn’t really call that recycling though. It is, however, quite easy to recycle candle wax and recycle candle containers. There are even some candle companies like the ReCandle Company that design their entire line around recycled containers and wax. So go gather up all of those candle ends and scraps…and put them to some good use.

Note: As you might guess, I’m a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to the balance between wax, wick and container – which is made even harder by using recycled wax. But…because this balance is less important in them, I do particularly like using recycled candle wax in outdoor torches and citronella candles.

Recycling Your Candles and Candle Wax originally appeared on About.com Candle & Soap Making on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 at 21:54:06.

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Some “Cool Water” for Hot Weather

cool water soap projectWe’ve been having some really hot weather here in the South…all over the U.S. for that matter. So I wanted to make some soap that felt “cool”. I had been wanted to experiment with melt and pour swirls as well…so I imagined a project that combined clear, blue melt and pour soap with a colored, white and blue swirl. I used a combination of lavender and rosemary essential oils in it – a brisk, cool blend – and I think it came out great! You can make your own melt and pour swirls using this technique.

Some “Cool Water” for Hot Weather originally appeared on About.com Candle & Soap Making on Saturday, July 21st, 2012 at 12:40:12.

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