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Rob Spiegel
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Re: Poolside plastics conversation
Rob Spiegel   12/2/2013 8:59:48 AM
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Those are pretty good links, Bluebee. I wonder if the movie proposes any solutions to the problem.

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Re: Poolside plastics conversation
Bluebee   11/26/2013 1:17:26 PM
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The damage these particles are causing is still in research. One result of laboratory testing with mussels is that these plastic particles are going into the tissue, causing inflammation.

There is a movie out there, named "Plastic Planet", a documentation about a worldwide search for the results of producing plastic. You can see the trailer at YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7X-J1DhfjE 

The full movie is on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKFRgM-4gxY

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Poolside plastics conversation
Rob Spiegel   11/26/2013 1:47:25 AM
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Thanks for the links, Bluebee. One thing I didn't get, though, is what type of damage the plastic micro particles cause.

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Re: Poolside plastics conversation
Bluebee   11/25/2013 2:28:13 PM
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These plastic particles, mostly Polyethylene, are used in toothpaste (Pearls & Dents - 10%, Colgate Max White One. Elmex, etc.), peeling creme (Olaz, Vichy, bebe, Nivea) and other cosmetics for cleaning effects. These particles are ending up in waste water, but waste water cleaning doesn't remove these particles, they are too small, and so they are going into the food chain, even found in honey.
Sources:
http://plasticsoupfoundation.org/eng/nieuws/colgate-palmolive-answers-consumer-worried-about-microplastics/
http://www.ndr.de/ratgeber/verbraucher/mikroplastik101.html

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Poolside plastics conversation
Rob Spiegel   11/25/2013 11:43:09 AM
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How are these particles used in pharmaceuticals, Bluebee? What's their function?

Bluebee
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Re: Poolside plastics conversation
Bluebee   11/23/2013 6:38:56 PM
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Plastic in pharmaceuticals - that's the backside of using plastics.
These small particals used are showing up in water and are going into the food  chain with unknown results, like pesticides, hormones and other stuff harming our health.

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Re: It's a Wonderful Life
Rob Spiegel   11/12/2013 6:22:12 AM
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Good call out to It's a Wonderfull Life, BWmetz. It's nearly my favorite movie. I even saw it as a play last Christmas season. Great story, and yes, Sam did end up rich. But then we always knew he would amount to something.

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Re: Poolside plastics conversation
Debera Harward   11/12/2013 3:12:43 AM
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Thanks Richard for providing and informing us about different applications of plastic . No doubt plastic has limitless applications , it is used in packaging , automobile manufacturing ,construction , electronic devices, medicines, pharmaceuticals and many more . On the top of it these days as we know that 3d printing is developing one major use of plastic has emerged from this 3d printing as well.

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It's a Wonderful Life
bwmetz   11/11/2013 12:18:39 PM
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Actually the Sam Wainwright character in "It's a Wonderful Life" (1947) talks about soybean plastics to Jimmy Stewart and I believe the movie goes on to mention that Sam made a fortune making airplane canopies during WWII.  I believe that there is even speculation that the Graduate scene is an homage to this earlier movie.  If you haven't seen this Jimmy Stewart classic, it's a great one for the family at Christmas.

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Re: Poolside plastics conversation
Rob Spiegel   11/10/2013 8:45:34 AM
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Yes, the charactewr who said "Plastics" was ahead of his time. but not too far ahead. I remember when I first saw the movie in 1967. The comment made sense even back then.

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