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Posted by Lauren on October 11, 2002 at 22:37:31:

In reply to: Re: 110 people sent samples. posted by Maureen on October 11, 2002 at 21:31:19:

I agree with your assertion that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of
any test not done on a sealed package.
What I don't get is why you keep putting down the whole microscope
thing. Why is it such a bad idea to look at things close-up to see
what they are like? You say you have other methods of telling
exactly what's in your product but you haven't said what they were or
why they are superior. How do you objectively measure how much dye
is in a batch, or how large the particles are?
Also, why should there NOT be a public list? You say that each
supplier has their own methods, but obviously those methods are
letting stuff through. I for one would like to know before I buy
that what supplier A means by "talc-fine sift" and supplier B means
by "perfectly sifted" are or are not the same and by how much. Since
I am a retailer myself, I want to know that XYZ Exporters is going to
give reliable results. Is XYZ going to tell me that their henna is
30% sand? I doubt it.
Of course, all of this is pointless without knowing what the stain is
like, but that really IS going to be subjective and different for
each person.


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