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Christine Stewart This poetic trace was used in:
Poem 27:
I don’t get it I don’t get it I don’t get it I don’t get it

Phthalates are used in a large variety of products, from enteric coatings <> of pharmaceutical pills and nutritional supplements to viscosity <> control agents, gelling agents, film formers, stabilizers <> , dispersants <> , lubricants <> , binders, emulsifying agents <> , and suspending agents. End applications include adhesives and glues, agricultural adjuvants, building materials, personal care products, medical devices, detergents and surfactants <> , packaging, children's toys, modelling clay, waxes, paints <> , printing inks and coatings, pharmaceuticals, food products and textiles. Phthalates are also frequently used in soft plastic fishing lures, caulk <> , paint <>  pigments, and sex toys <>  made of so-called "jelly rubber."
Phthalates are used in a variety of household applications such as shower curtains, vinyl upholstery, adhesives, floor tiles, food containers and wrappers, and cleaning materials. Personal care items containing phthalates include perfume, eye shadow, moisturizer, nail polish, liquid soap, and hair spray.[1] <>  They are also found in modern electronics and medical applications such as catheters and blood transfusion devices. The most widely-used phthalates are the di-2-ethyl hexyl phthalate <>  (DEHP), the diisodecyl phthalate <>  (DIDP) and thediisononyl phthalate <>  (DINP). DEHP is the dominant plasticizer used in PVC <> , due to its low cost. Benzylbutylphthalate <>  (BBP) is used in the manufacture of foamed PVC, which is mostly used as a flooring material. Phthalates with small R and R' groups are used as solvents <>  in perfumes <>  and pesticides <> .
phthalates: Wikipedia 2009

“there is no Virgil that can guide us in this inferno”
graffiti 2007 from Notes for the Blog Notes for the Coming Community

The anthropological terms savagery and barbarism describe scientifically determined stages of cultural development without value judgments. They apply to the development of all human societies, not just those in pre-contact North America. Postmodern relativism, by rejecting this sound expression of scientific reality, concludes that prior stages are “inferior” – a level of reasoning that would find children “inferior” to adults. Even if the terms for the stages were successfully censored, they would be replaced by others because of the need to define those periods of human culture that correspond to stages of technological development.

Albert Howard and Frances Widdowson  2009