Ecology B/C

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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby gneissisnice » April 22nd, 2010, 1:33 pm

Paradox21 wrote:I really am not that aware of a lot of different toxins. You may have already thought of the following, but this seems like the most obvious ones. Each of these is a part of a group (except DDT) and there would be many different chemicals within each group, but all would have more or less the same effect as others from within the group, with the exception of heavy metals.
I would say:
DDT (which is different from DEET)
CFCs
PCBs
Heavy metals (arsenic, lead, mercury, cadmium, iron, aluminum)
PCP's

And of course the deadliest of all: water. (Millions die from it every year.)


Dioxin's probably a great one to know too. Formed by industrial processes and one of the most toxic substances on the planet, if Im not mistaken.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby paleonaps » April 23rd, 2010, 2:59 pm

Yeah, Dioxins were on the invitational. Nobody knew what they were, but they included all of the info in the graph, if you looked closely enough.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby paleonaps » April 23rd, 2010, 3:00 pm

Paradox21 wrote:I really am not that aware of a lot of different toxins. You may have already thought of the following, but this seems like the most obvious ones. Each of these is a part of a group (except DDT) and there would be many different chemicals within each group, but all would have more or less the same effect as others from within the group, with the exception of heavy metals.
I would say:
DDT (which is different from DEET)
CFCs
PCBs
Heavy metals (arsenic, lead, mercury, cadmium, iron, aluminum)
PCP's

And of course the deadliest of all: water. (Millions die from it every year.)

Who dies from Water poisoning? Unless the toxins were IN the water.....
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby amerikestrel » April 23rd, 2010, 5:57 pm

paleonaps95 wrote:
Paradox21 wrote:I really am not that aware of a lot of different toxins. You may have already thought of the following, but this seems like the most obvious ones. Each of these is a part of a group (except DDT) and there would be many different chemicals within each group, but all would have more or less the same effect as others from within the group, with the exception of heavy metals.
I would say:
DDT (which is different from DEET)
CFCs
PCBs
Heavy metals (arsenic, lead, mercury, cadmium, iron, aluminum)
PCP's

And of course the deadliest of all: water. (Millions die from it every year.)

Who dies from Water poisoning? Unless the toxins were IN the water.....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_intoxication

Or you could drown in it... :lol:
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby Paradox21 » April 23rd, 2010, 6:01 pm

paleonaps95 wrote:Who dies from Water poisoning? Unless the toxins were IN the water.....

This is what happens when I try to make jokes... I meant drowning.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby paleonaps » April 24th, 2010, 5:53 am

It's okay. I'm the same way.

And amerikestrel, I knew about water intoxication. I was just at a loss for when consuming any amount of water is fatal. Thanks a lot though.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby gneissisnice » April 25th, 2010, 7:16 am

paleonaps95 wrote:
Paradox21 wrote:I really am not that aware of a lot of different toxins. You may have already thought of the following, but this seems like the most obvious ones. Each of these is a part of a group (except DDT) and there would be many different chemicals within each group, but all would have more or less the same effect as others from within the group, with the exception of heavy metals.
I would say:
DDT (which is different from DEET)
CFCs
PCBs
Heavy metals (arsenic, lead, mercury, cadmium, iron, aluminum)
PCP's

And of course the deadliest of all: water. (Millions die from it every year.)

Who dies from Water poisoning? Unless the toxins were IN the water.....


Actually, you can get water poisoning if you drink too much. Dont you remember that woman who died doing that contest "Hold your wee for a wii", where you had to drink a lot of water and not go to the bathroom to win a wii? She drank so much water that the tissues in her brain swelled up and she died.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby new horizon » April 25th, 2010, 7:53 am

I thought that woman died because of electrolyte imbalance....

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Postby gneissisnice » April 25th, 2010, 8:53 am

new horizon wrote:I thought that woman died because of electrolyte imbalance....


If I remember correctly, it was swelling in the brain. I could be mistaken though.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby paleonaps » April 25th, 2010, 2:00 pm

It doesn't really matter. She's dead now, and no, I did not hear about her.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby paleonaps » April 29th, 2010, 4:36 pm

Angel Dust is an Environmental Toxin?
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby gneissisnice » April 29th, 2010, 6:01 pm

paleonaps95 wrote:Angel Dust is an Environmental Toxin?


Um, I dont think so.
Possibly he mean PVCs, not PCPs, but it could also be something besides a hallucinogenic drug.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby Paradox21 » April 29th, 2010, 6:09 pm

...that is the wrong PCPs. Pentachlorophenols. But it is understandable, that was the most obscure of my short list. I don't even know where I learned about them.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby paleonaps » April 29th, 2010, 7:58 pm

Thanks. That made no sense.

Wish me luck. I leave tomorrow.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby courage7856 » April 30th, 2010, 5:44 pm

paleonaps95 wrote:Thanks. That made no sense.

Wish me luck. I leave tomorrow.


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