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Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: April 22nd, 2010, 1:33 pm
by gneissisnice
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.

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: April 23rd, 2010, 2:59 pm
by paleonaps
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.

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: April 23rd, 2010, 3:00 pm
by paleonaps
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.....

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: April 23rd, 2010, 5:57 pm
by amerikestrel
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:

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: April 23rd, 2010, 6:01 pm
by Paradox21
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.

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: April 24th, 2010, 5:53 am
by paleonaps
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.

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: April 25th, 2010, 7:16 am
by gneissisnice
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.

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: April 25th, 2010, 7:53 am
by new horizon
I thought that woman died because of electrolyte imbalance....

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: April 25th, 2010, 8:53 am
by gneissisnice
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.

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: April 25th, 2010, 2:00 pm
by paleonaps
It doesn't really matter. She's dead now, and no, I did not hear about her.

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: April 29th, 2010, 4:36 pm
by paleonaps
Angel Dust is an Environmental Toxin?

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: April 29th, 2010, 6:01 pm
by gneissisnice
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.

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: April 29th, 2010, 6:09 pm
by Paradox21
...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.

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: April 29th, 2010, 7:58 pm
by paleonaps
Thanks. That made no sense.

Wish me luck. I leave tomorrow.

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: April 30th, 2010, 5:44 pm
by courage7856
paleonaps95 wrote:Thanks. That made no sense.

Wish me luck. I leave tomorrow.


Good luck! Make it to Nats, so you can tell us about the test. It sounds like you have this event in the bag.