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Re: Monsanto weed killer can 'probably' cause cancer: World Health Organization

December 16th, 2018, 7:47 pm

There may be hope. Yanagisawa et.al. claim that asbestos can be decomposed by exposure to acidic gases derived by superheating Freon to 800 degrees (C), essentially getting rid of both asbestos and a ozone hole generating gas in the same process. And 800 degrees is a lot cheaper to get to than the 1500 degrees required for "melting" asbestos outright. JHazMat
 
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Re: Monsanto weed killer can 'probably' cause cancer: World Health Organization

December 16th, 2018, 8:55 pm

so cremation temperature so to say. good to know the ashes are asbestos free.
 
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Re: Monsanto weed killer can 'probably' cause cancer: World Health Organization

December 16th, 2018, 9:07 pm

How do they actually dispose of the asbestos? I can't find any information.
"Asbestos waste must be disposed of in a landfill that has a specific permit authorising it to accept asbestos. You may be able to dispose of asbestos waste in a non-hazardous waste landfill, provided it is landfilled within a separate, self-contained cell." (http://www.netregs.org.uk/environmental ... -disposal/)

Why not put it straight in the ocean or dump on some Bangladeshi village.
We found some in our house and had to call in some licensed experts to handle and dispose of it.
 
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Re: Monsanto weed killer can 'probably' cause cancer: World Health Organization

December 16th, 2018, 9:40 pm

We bought a house that had asbsestos. So we knocked it all down and rebuilt from the ground up.

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Re: Monsanto weed killer can 'probably' cause cancer: World Health Organization

December 16th, 2018, 10:00 pm

I remember when I was little I had a "phase" of painting horses (usually blue) on everything I found. I would brought the best piece to my grandma every day as a present. She really freaked out when I once brought a painting on an asbestos trivet (I dug it up in the attic). I haven't managed to safe that horse.

BTW, the proof of my juvenile madness attached. Maybe it started from asbestos?
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Re: Monsanto weed killer can 'probably' cause cancer: World Health Organization

December 16th, 2018, 11:05 pm

Blue Horseshoe (seen the movie)
 
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Re: Monsanto weed killer can 'probably' cause cancer: World Health Organization

July 9th, 2019, 9:41 pm

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"A recent FDA report estimated for the first time the amount of antibiotics sold in the United States every year for use in agriculture: 28.8 million pounds. Or 13,1 kilograms of antibiotics."

I don't know if the source is credible, but it somehow resonates with the stellar antibiotic pollution:
https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... ntibiotics (Ciproflaxin/Cipro specifically is commonly used in Eastern Europe to treat bacterial infections in farm animals... and to treat many human infections - read "more and more resistant bacteria").
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