I was thinking about doing a hub to warn people about the dangerous abuse of bath salts, and was glad to see that an excellent hub has already been done on the topic by Virtual Treasures, called, "Bath Salts: The Deadly New Legal Drug." (I would have linked it, but it looks like that might be a rule violation.) Anyway. In my search, I saw that there are hubs on how to make bath salts. I think these hubs should be looked at and be removed.
Why what are the hubs violating? There are many things that can be used to make drugs, I think people need to be educated. Bath salts are ok if used as they are ment to be. which is what most people use them for, Your Bath....
That's true. People can Google a lot of things that are harmful, and people do! Teens get a lot of information online about how to get high, how to kill themselves, and how to make bombs. A hub on how to make bath salts could truly be a harmless hub about how to make bath salts for a bath. It could also be potentially harmful hub explaining how to commit self harm. I am confronted with the reality of the serious harm these bath salts can do on a daily basis and think people should know. In the end though, I think you make a good point. Thanks for "listening" and replying, kmackey32.
Whoa, I didn't know that bath salts could even be abused. But then, I was also totally surprised to learn from a tv show the other night, that fertilizer can be used to make an explosion.
I'm like kmackey32, though, in that I don't think a hub on how to make bath salts should be removed, unless there's some indication that the hubber has an ulterior intent or message....
You obviously didn't read the hub which is causing you to make all this fuss about nothing.
"They come in small bags and are called a harmless sounding name (bath salts). However, these "bath salts" aren't meant to be put in a bath."
WriteAngled. Please don't ever address me with a statement that begins with "You obviously" and ends with "fuss about nothing."
The purpose of my post is to inform people that bath salts are being abused and are dangerous, particularly because they appear to be harmless and are widely available. The other purpose was to draw attention to a well written hub by Virtual Treasures on that topic. The final purpose was to ask that HubPages look at some of the hubs written on how to make bath salts, and consider whether they are appropriate, as they do on some topics that are flagged by google.
I believe you misunderstood my post.
There are bath salts and there are "bath salts."
The latter are just using the name "bath salts" - that's just a code word - but they're nothing of the kind. They're drugs and they're impossible to make without the use of a laboratory.
Any Hub that's showing you how to make bath salts is telling you how to make the kind you dump in the bath. There's no way they can magically become the amphetamine kind.
If there are some Hubs that actually show you how to make the amphetamine "bath salts" they should be flagged, but I doubt they're common on the site.
Aha! I found it. A hub that is used to sell drugs or alcohol is a reason to flag a hub. That was my concern - that the hubs were being used to sell bath salts from Amazon or to link to other sites where drugs could be bought on line.
I searched and found a couple hubs about making bath salts, but didn't see anything that looked sinister. Although I'm not totally sure what to look for either.....the ones I saw talked about adding certain herbs if desired, and mentioned aromatherapy..
I'll check some others too. I understand and share your concern about the issue.
Thanks for searching Brenda. I'm thinking it would not be very non sinister looking. Therefore, it would probably go undetected by those of us who are looking for it! Hmm. I wouldn't want to draw undue negative attention to a legitimate hub on a useful topic. It doesn't hurt to be aware though. Good night:)
Agreed with all of you above. It's the INTERNET, and everything is available. You can't control (much) what is out there, but you can control what your kids see. By your definition, I want everything on the Internet below banned:
Knives (Except plastic ones)
Fertilizer (Use dog poop instead)
Bath Salts (Smoke em, roll em, whatever, oh maybe take a bath)
Aluminum Foil (You don't want to know)
Steel Wool (You REALLY don't want to know)
Styrofoam Packaging (It makes something very bad)
Lighter Fluid (It makes Fire burn more)
Saws (Home Depot and Lowes, I'm looking at you!)
Screwdrivers (Can be made into shanks)
Isopropyl Alcohol (Mix with a little 7-Up)
You see what I mean, any of this stuff can be used for nefarious purposes. Are we going to ban them?
Most of my hubs are based on those topics mentioned above; minus guns and knives. Will I get banned?
Apart from anything else, they can both be filled with bath salts...
Whatever the thing with the foil and styrofoam is, it isn't very Earth-friendly, is it? (But, I suppose the type of people who abuse foil and styrofoam probably don't tend to worry about the Earth).
I love this thread! If the OP hadn't mentioned it, I would have been blissfully unaware, which only upsets me because I like to know what is going on.
So thanks OP, you have just educated a whole new generation!
Ok, I wrote that late last night, in fun, and to the OP, I was trying to be a bit funny, not to diss you. I understand your concern, and I hope you understand mine.
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