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The Decline of Home Chemistry

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When I was a little kid back in the 60's, it was possible to purchase just about anything. I remember ordering kits for making fireworks when I was 12 or 13. Looking back, I wonder how I made it through that period of my life unscathed. I'm lucky to be alive imho.

Used to order from a catalog to purchase ingredients​ for different types of black powder including metallic magnesium powder. Was able to purchase  potassium dichromate for making green lava volcanoes. Different chemicals for growing my own crystals. Had lots of fun back then but I  would kick my kids ass if I found he was playing with the same chemicals as I was. Some of this stuff simply has no business being in a home environment.


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