Actually, my mom just read in a medical article in a news paper to use WD40 on your body for arthritis. She has a bum shoulder so my dad would spray it in his hand to rub on her shoulder. After just a couple treatments her shoulder felt better and so did his sever carpal tunnel. lol So I wouldn't rule it out.
That's interesting! That stuff stinks so bad I wouldn't think it would be good for anything living! Gonna have to go start reading about it.
Here's the MSDS for WD40:
From about.com: 2006 so outdated...
A look at the WD-40 MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) shows that the product contains petroleum distillates. Skin contact may cause drying of skin and/or irritation. According to the WD-40 MSDS, it is advised to wash with soap and water if you have contact with your skin.
Greater risks can come from prolonged exposure. According to the article, WD-40 for Arthritis? by Katherine Poehlmann, Ph.D., "To date, no credible scientific studies have shown any benefit from the use of WD-40 for arthritis. In fact, there may be cumulative harmful effects."
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