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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 3:54 pm    Post subject: Plastics Reply with quote

You beer drinkers will be happy to know that plastics feminize men. I could explain it, but nobody on the right would read it.

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MINNEAPOLIS—We've known for years that tiny bits of plastic, called microplastics, have become ubiquitous in the oceans and across the Great Lakes. We've also known that so many of these tiny plastic particles are floating around that they are ending up inside fish.

Another recent study found plastic particles in many popular brands of supposedly filtered and purified bottled water drawn from multiple sources, including wells and springs.


Now, a Minnesota researcher says she's tested municipal tap water taken from all of the Great Lakes and, not surprisingly, found plastic particles in almost all of them. The microplastics are even showing up in the plethora of beers now being brewed with Great Lakes water.

In a study published this month in the journal Plos One, Mary Kosuth — a masters graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health who now teaches environment courses at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis — found that eight of nine tap water samples taken from all five Great Lakes had plastics in them.

And Kosuth, a Duluth native, found that all 12 brands of beers she tested brewed with Great Lakes water had plastics inside. It's a global phenomenon, she noted, with a 2014 study reporting plastic found in 24 brands of German beer.

To confuse the issue, however, Kosuth said she found no correlation between how much plastic was in the tap water in the city supply and how much was in the local beer.

"I tested a couple of beer brands from Chicago, and one of them had the highest number of plastic of all 12 beers tested and one had the lowest,'' she said. "So maybe it's not coming from the water source, or all of it isn't from the water. Maybe it's getting in during the brewing process. We don't know."

Plastic is so ubiquitous that Kosuth was even finding microscopic particles in the experiment's so-called "lab blanks,'' control samples of water that were ultra-filtered. It's not clear if the particles were simply in the laboratory's air and settled into the water.

"Our study basically confirmed that this stuff is everywhere,'' Kosuth said, noting that the same thing that makes plastic good for packaging—it's durability—makes it a serious problem in the environment.

In the study, a dozen brands of Great Lakes beer were purchased between January and April 2017. All of the beer manufacturers used municipal water — three from Lake Superior, four from Lake Michigan, one from Lake Huron, two from Lake Erie and two from Lake Ontario. All beers were packaged in 12- or 16-ounce aluminum cans, 12-ounce glass bottles or larger glass growlers.



Matty--you're on your way to understanding women. Just a few more glasses.

For those of you that think de-regulation is the answer, the oil industry plans to quadruple the amount of plastics in the waste stream. They've replaced bio-degradable paper packaging with plastics. And you righties are on the side line cheering them on.
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 5:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Plastics Reply with quote

mac wrote:
You beer drinkers will be happy to know that plastics feminize men. I could explain it, but nobody on the right would read it.

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MINNEAPOLIS—We've known for years that tiny bits of plastic, called microplastics, have become ubiquitous in the oceans and across the Great Lakes. We've also known that so many of these tiny plastic particles are floating around that they are ending up inside fish.

Another recent study found plastic particles in many popular brands of supposedly filtered and purified bottled water drawn from multiple sources, including wells and springs.


Now, a Minnesota researcher says she's tested municipal tap water taken from all of the Great Lakes and, not surprisingly, found plastic particles in almost all of them. The microplastics are even showing up in the plethora of beers now being brewed with Great Lakes water.

In a study published this month in the journal Plos One, Mary Kosuth — a masters graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health who now teaches environment courses at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis — found that eight of nine tap water samples taken from all five Great Lakes had plastics in them.

And Kosuth, a Duluth native, found that all 12 brands of beers she tested brewed with Great Lakes water had plastics inside. It's a global phenomenon, she noted, with a 2014 study reporting plastic found in 24 brands of German beer.

To confuse the issue, however, Kosuth said she found no correlation between how much plastic was in the tap water in the city supply and how much was in the local beer.

"I tested a couple of beer brands from Chicago, and one of them had the highest number of plastic of all 12 beers tested and one had the lowest,'' she said. "So maybe it's not coming from the water source, or all of it isn't from the water. Maybe it's getting in during the brewing process. We don't know."

Plastic is so ubiquitous that Kosuth was even finding microscopic particles in the experiment's so-called "lab blanks,'' control samples of water that were ultra-filtered. It's not clear if the particles were simply in the laboratory's air and settled into the water.

"Our study basically confirmed that this stuff is everywhere,'' Kosuth said, noting that the same thing that makes plastic good for packaging—it's durability—makes it a serious problem in the environment.

In the study, a dozen brands of Great Lakes beer were purchased between January and April 2017. All of the beer manufacturers used municipal water — three from Lake Superior, four from Lake Michigan, one from Lake Huron, two from Lake Erie and two from Lake Ontario. All beers were packaged in 12- or 16-ounce aluminum cans, 12-ounce glass bottles or larger glass growlers.



Matty--you're on your way to understanding women. Just a few more glasses.

For those of you that think de-regulation is the answer, the oil industry plans to quadruple the amount of plastics in the waste stream. They've replaced bio-degradable paper packaging with plastics. And you righties are on the side line cheering them on.



I understand woman perfectly. They have two holes next to each other so you can carry them home like a six-pack... Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 5:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Plastics Reply with quote

mac wrote:
You beer drinkers will be happy to know that plastics feminize men. I could explain it, but nobody on the right would read it.

Quote:
MINNEAPOLIS—We've known for years that tiny bits of plastic, called microplastics, have become ubiquitous in the oceans and across the Great Lakes. We've also known that so many of these tiny plastic particles are floating around that they are ending up inside fish.

Another recent study found plastic particles in many popular brands of supposedly filtered and purified bottled water drawn from multiple sources, including wells and springs.


Now, a Minnesota researcher says she's tested municipal tap water taken from all of the Great Lakes and, not surprisingly, found plastic particles in almost all of them. The microplastics are even showing up in the plethora of beers now being brewed with Great Lakes water.

In a study published this month in the journal Plos One, Mary Kosuth — a masters graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health who now teaches environment courses at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis — found that eight of nine tap water samples taken from all five Great Lakes had plastics in them.

And Kosuth, a Duluth native, found that all 12 brands of beers she tested brewed with Great Lakes water had plastics inside. It's a global phenomenon, she noted, with a 2014 study reporting plastic found in 24 brands of German beer.

To confuse the issue, however, Kosuth said she found no correlation between how much plastic was in the tap water in the city supply and how much was in the local beer.

"I tested a couple of beer brands from Chicago, and one of them had the highest number of plastic of all 12 beers tested and one had the lowest,'' she said. "So maybe it's not coming from the water source, or all of it isn't from the water. Maybe it's getting in during the brewing process. We don't know."

Plastic is so ubiquitous that Kosuth was even finding microscopic particles in the experiment's so-called "lab blanks,'' control samples of water that were ultra-filtered. It's not clear if the particles were simply in the laboratory's air and settled into the water.

"Our study basically confirmed that this stuff is everywhere,'' Kosuth said, noting that the same thing that makes plastic good for packaging—it's durability—makes it a serious problem in the environment.

In the study, a dozen brands of Great Lakes beer were purchased between January and April 2017. All of the beer manufacturers used municipal water — three from Lake Superior, four from Lake Michigan, one from Lake Huron, two from Lake Erie and two from Lake Ontario. All beers were packaged in 12- or 16-ounce aluminum cans, 12-ounce glass bottles or larger glass growlers.



Matty--you're on your way to understanding women. Just a few more glasses.

For those of you that think de-regulation is the answer, the oil industry plans to quadruple the amount of plastics in the waste stream. They've replaced bio-degradable paper packaging with plastics. And you righties are on the side line cheering them on.



I understand woman perfectly. They have two holes next to each other so you can carry them home like a six-pack... Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing


And then have fun on my 90% oil memory foam mattress
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick mac, get rid of all your plastic products, if you can find them all, keyboard, mouse, monitor frame, the bumpers on your Prius, etc. before you turn into a girly-man!
"I scare myself" much?

I'm sure your point is that all republicans are all in favor of plastic pollution.
One of your *ahem* more brilliant threads.
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 7:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Plastics Reply with quote

mat-ty wrote:
mac wrote:
You beer drinkers will be happy to know that plastics feminize men. I could explain it, but nobody on the right would read it.

Quote:
MINNEAPOLIS—We've known for years that tiny bits of plastic, called microplastics, have become ubiquitous in the oceans and across the Great Lakes. We've also known that so many of these tiny plastic particles are floating around that they are ending up inside fish.

Another recent study found plastic particles in many popular brands of supposedly filtered and purified bottled water drawn from multiple sources, including wells and springs.


Now, a Minnesota researcher says she's tested municipal tap water taken from all of the Great Lakes and, not surprisingly, found plastic particles in almost all of them. The microplastics are even showing up in the plethora of beers now being brewed with Great Lakes water.

In a study published this month in the journal Plos One, Mary Kosuth — a masters graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health who now teaches environment courses at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis — found that eight of nine tap water samples taken from all five Great Lakes had plastics in them.

And Kosuth, a Duluth native, found that all 12 brands of beers she tested brewed with Great Lakes water had plastics inside. It's a global phenomenon, she noted, with a 2014 study reporting plastic found in 24 brands of German beer.

To confuse the issue, however, Kosuth said she found no correlation between how much plastic was in the tap water in the city supply and how much was in the local beer.

"I tested a couple of beer brands from Chicago, and one of them had the highest number of plastic of all 12 beers tested and one had the lowest,'' she said. "So maybe it's not coming from the water source, or all of it isn't from the water. Maybe it's getting in during the brewing process. We don't know."

Plastic is so ubiquitous that Kosuth was even finding microscopic particles in the experiment's so-called "lab blanks,'' control samples of water that were ultra-filtered. It's not clear if the particles were simply in the laboratory's air and settled into the water.

"Our study basically confirmed that this stuff is everywhere,'' Kosuth said, noting that the same thing that makes plastic good for packaging—it's durability—makes it a serious problem in the environment.

In the study, a dozen brands of Great Lakes beer were purchased between January and April 2017. All of the beer manufacturers used municipal water — three from Lake Superior, four from Lake Michigan, one from Lake Huron, two from Lake Erie and two from Lake Ontario. All beers were packaged in 12- or 16-ounce aluminum cans, 12-ounce glass bottles or larger glass growlers.



Matty--you're on your way to understanding women. Just a few more glasses.

For those of you that think de-regulation is the answer, the oil industry plans to quadruple the amount of plastics in the waste stream. They've replaced bio-degradable paper packaging with plastics. And you righties are on the side line cheering them on.



I understand woman perfectly. They have two holes next to each other so you can carry them home like a six-pack... Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing


And then have fun on my 90% oil memory foam mattress


Wow! This guy is too far gone. Bih Bye Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did I say on the sidelines cheering? I underestimated how vile Matty is reflexively. A townie hating those smart enough to make it through Harvard. Explains everything.
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