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  • HomerSimpsonHomerSimpson Posts: 6,573 Admiral
    major source of microplastics is personal care products

    so we should ban deodorant, toothpaste, and facial wash immediately!!!!!!
  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 17,010 AG
    No, but perhaps we should just ban microplastics.  Somehow we survived before their invention.
  • HomerSimpsonHomerSimpson Posts: 6,573 Admiral
    we also didn't have personal care products either.
  • HomerSimpsonHomerSimpson Posts: 6,573 Admiral
    this is an interesting subject.  My kid did a science project on it.

    ya'll can get involved and help with the science.  Start looking for microplastics in your local waters

    http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/flagler/marine-and-coastal/microplastics/

    https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1fPC629x59mvyVO98Cbb33RuORzc&ll=27.769930287702756,-83.700894&z=7

  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 6,360 Admiral
    major source of microplastics is personal care products

    so we should ban deodorant, toothpaste, and facial wash immediately!!!!!!
    You joke but I refuse to use antiperspirant.  My body is suppose to sweat, blocking a natural process is a terrible idea.


    “When you're good at something, you'll tell everyone. When you're great at something, they'll tell you.”

    -Walter Payton
  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 17,010 AG
    No, but perhaps we should just ban microplastics.  Somehow we survived before their invention.
    we also didn't have personal care products either.
    Huh?  Deodorant and toothpaste and facial wash were all invented before microplastics.

    You're right, it's an interesting subject.
  • HomerSimpsonHomerSimpson Posts: 6,573 Admiral
    No, but perhaps we should just ban microplastics.  Somehow we survived before their invention.
    we also didn't have personal care products either.
    Huh?  Deodorant and toothpaste and facial wash were all invented before microplastics.

    You're right, it's an interesting subject.
    and we survived before deodorant and toothpaste and facial wash.  Just get rid of em all together.  They will always be nasty chemicals that require nasty stuff to make, produce, store, transport, discard, ect, ect, ect



  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 6,360 Admiral
    No, but perhaps we should just ban microplastics.  Somehow we survived before their invention.
    we also didn't have personal care products either.
    Huh?  Deodorant and toothpaste and facial wash were all invented before microplastics.

    You're right, it's an interesting subject.
    My comment was more about how stupid I find antiperspirant.  Arm pits have a ton of lymph nodes, blocking excrement in lymph nodes has been the dumbest thing Americans do.


    “When you're good at something, you'll tell everyone. When you're great at something, they'll tell you.”

    -Walter Payton
  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 17,010 AG
    No, but perhaps we should just ban microplastics.  Somehow we survived before their invention.
    we also didn't have personal care products either.
    Huh?  Deodorant and toothpaste and facial wash were all invented before microplastics.

    You're right, it's an interesting subject.
    and we survived before deodorant and toothpaste and facial wash.  Just get rid of em all together.  They will always be nasty chemicals that require nasty stuff to make, produce, store, transport, discard, ect, ect, ect
    So, one ingredient used in the modern instance of these products is problematic and your response is to ban them all?  Or, there will "always be nasty chemicals" so this one doesn't matter?

    That's ridiculous.

    How about just banning microplastics? 

    You know, the ingredient causing these problems.
  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 17,010 AG
    edited May 2018 #71
    kellercl said:
    No, but perhaps we should just ban microplastics.  Somehow we survived before their invention.
    we also didn't have personal care products either.
    Huh?  Deodorant and toothpaste and facial wash were all invented before microplastics.

    You're right, it's an interesting subject.
    My comment was more about how stupid I find antiperspirant.  Arm pits have a ton of lymph nodes, blocking excrement in lymph nodes has been the dumbest thing Americans do.
    Your lymphatic system doesn't drain through your armpits for one (nor really any other toxins for that matter, see article below), and you would really smell badly for two.

    https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/sweating-toxins-myth-detox-facts-saunas-pollutants-science/

  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 6,360 Admiral
    edited May 2018 #72
    kellercl said:
    No, but perhaps we should just ban microplastics.  Somehow we survived before their invention.
    we also didn't have personal care products either.
    Huh?  Deodorant and toothpaste and facial wash were all invented before microplastics.

    You're right, it's an interesting subject.
    My comment was more about how stupid I find antiperspirant.  Arm pits have a ton of lymph nodes, blocking excrement in lymph nodes has been the dumbest thing Americans do.
    Your lymphatic system doesn't drain through your armpits for one (nor really any other toxins for that matter, see article below), and you would really smell badly for two.

    https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/sweating-toxins-myth-detox-facts-saunas-pollutants-science/

    I would rather smell then block natural biological excretion.  When I'm fishing smelling pretty isn't high on my list.  All I know is cancer rates are scary in this country.  There has to be a reason(s) why, especially in consumer areas that we aren't looking at.  Regardless I'm not taking the risk.  The body is suppose to sweat, and I will allow mine to.  Back when I used antiperspirant I regularly got inflamed lymph nodes.  When I stopped using, I never got them again.  So I know for a fact it does something to the lymphatic system.  It isn't a coincidence I went from yearly inflamed (maybe infected) nodes to none.... When I stopped using.  


    “When you're good at something, you'll tell everyone. When you're great at something, they'll tell you.”

    -Walter Payton
  • surfmansurfman WC FLPosts: 5,982 Admiral
    Cyclist said:
    Americans are one of the biggest consumers of products and energy in the world. The trash generated and energy used by someone who earns 15$ a month is minuscule compared to one American.
    you haven't been to China yet, have you.
    Tight Lines, Steve
    My posts are my opinion only.

    Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.  Will Rogers
  • CyclistCyclist Posts: 23,346 AG
    The fact that others pollute does not in any way remove the onus from Americans to do the correct thing and reduce our trashiness.
  • mustang190mustang190 Posts: 10,104 AG
    When did baking soda and basic soaps become bad??
     By the way there is a huge difference between anti-percipants and deodorant. 
     I’m sure most here do not remember glass shampoo bottles? And what would happen when you dropped one on a tile shower floor?? Just sayin. 
  • surfmansurfman WC FLPosts: 5,982 Admiral
    Your blaming this on America? Heck I revise what I said, you have never been out of the country or you just really hate America.
    Tight Lines, Steve
    My posts are my opinion only.

    Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.  Will Rogers
  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 6,360 Admiral
    surfman said:
    Your blaming this on America? Heck I revise what I said, you have never been out of the country or you just really hate America.
    You're and your aren't the same thing.


    “When you're good at something, you'll tell everyone. When you're great at something, they'll tell you.”

    -Walter Payton
  • CyclistCyclist Posts: 23,346 AG
    this is an interesting subject.  My kid did a science project on it.

    ya'll can get involved and help with the science.  Start looking for microplastics in your local waters

    http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/flagler/marine-and-coastal/microplastics/

    https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1fPC629x59mvyVO98Cbb33RuORzc&ll=27.769930287702756,-83.700894&z=7

    That's pretty neat.
  • surfmansurfman WC FLPosts: 5,982 Admiral
    edited May 2018 #79
    kellercl said:
    surfman said:
    Your blaming this on America? Heck I revise what I said, you have never been out of the country or you just really hate America.
    You're and your aren't the same thing.
    Oops, my bad. :)

    The fact is we could always do better.
    Tight Lines, Steve
    My posts are my opinion only.

    Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.  Will Rogers
  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 6,360 Admiral
    surfman said:
    kellercl said:
    surfman said:
    Your blaming this on America? Heck I revise what I said, you have never been out of the country or you just really hate America.
    You're and your aren't the same thing.
    Oops, my bad. :)

    The fact is we could always do better.
    No worries, I shouldn't have even pointed it out.  Not sure why I did.  


    “When you're good at something, you'll tell everyone. When you're great at something, they'll tell you.”

    -Walter Payton
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