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I doubt if they use anything at all in the tanks. Somebody could be allergic to whatever they used and they'd be in for a huge lawsuit. In any case, there is no danger at all to films or machinery. Jerry gary wrote: > > The air is filtered. The vegetable oil is used as a safe guard should > somebody screw up the filtering. Using multiple safety procedures is pretty > common when human health or safety is at stake. [Hint: Apple didn't take > this approach with their first attempt at using LIon batteries and look what > happened.] > > I'll take a whiff of olive oil over 3 in 1 any day. > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of > > Arthur Entlich > > Sent: Monday, April 08, 2002 3:15 AM > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Subject: Re: dust in my SS4000 > > > > > > > I guess that depends on what you think "inert" vegetable oil can do. I > > question that word inert in this context, since all vegetable oil is > > organic and reactive on some level. But, I would not particularly want > > vegetable oil "inert" or otherwise in my lungs, in my scanner on it's > > mirrors or lens or light source, etc... > > > > Yes, might be better than some petroleum products, which I probably > > would want even less in my lungs or in my mouth, but I suspect vegetable > > oil can do its own bit of damage in the wrong place. > > > > Art > > > > - > Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate > subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.