If you give no thought to where the water from your toilet ends up (along
with the chemicals you spill in it), then Mensa is wrong. Municipal
treatment systems do not remove toxic chemicals, and nobody knows what these
chemicals do to people when they return to the drinking water supply.
Sorry about that. My mistake - it was intended for "I Love Lucy", who said:
"One spill or slip, and I'll really mess up the soil. I was going to pour
just what I thought I needed in something smaller over the toilet
She/he "ducked" because it was clear that the idea was a bad one.
By the way, it doesn't matter that you have a septic system. They are
designed to allow seepage into the soil, or they could not function
properly. Underground water can travel quite a distance, taking contaminants
along with it.
Where I live, the water doesn't travel a great distance underground. At
least not as a rule. Our well is over 400 feet deep and it gives us only
about 300 gallons a day. People around here often have to have 3 or 4 wells
dug before they even hit water. If you go deep enough you can get water but
it's salt water.
In any case, it is obvious that you are no dumbell. Can we call a truce?
Since none of the garden chemicals available have ever been, or ever will be
properly tested for safety (assuming the science of testing remains as it is
now), it is not safe to assume anything about them, or the places they end
OK. Recently, prominent scientists who study the effects of chemicals on the
human body have said that it may be a lost cause because there is no way to
conduct a controlled study, as can be done to a much greater extent with
pharmaceuticals. Second fact: Unlike 30-40 years ago, when industries were
the biggest polluters, the largest known sources of chemical pollution are
now homeowners and golf courses. You can control one of those things, at
least in your own home, and by teaching whoever will listen, beginning with
the young people in your family.
Yes - you're the Mensa person. I'm filling you in on something new.
Agricultural runoff has actually decreased markedly over the years, while
the opposite has happened with homeowners and golf courses. The homeowner
factor is related to lifestyle, advertising and intellect.
pixi You are right. I am certainly not well informed on all subjects.
anyone? As a matter of fact, there are hundreds of subjects that
cog or two on.
"JoeSpareBedroom" firstname.lastname@example.org wrote in message
Are you referring to me, Joe? Mensa considers me to be quite
No, I'm sure he meant me, and I'm right up there near you. Was. Am
slipping due to age and stress.-
High scores on Mensa's little picture & word puzzles do not mean yo
well informed on all subjects.
okay lets get this straight lol. i said before that roundup is no
systemic. i was
referring to how it works :(. okay roundup is systemic to the plan
itself it stays
with the plant and acts for about 10 days. but roundup is non systemi
soil itself actually it binds with the upper layer and is gone within
it does not seep into ground water therefore does not contaminate wate
so anyone thinking that it does affect the water table or contaminat
water should do a google search and see what it has to say about it.
the only way u would get roundup into your water is if u mixed it righ
over an open
well otherwise u are not going to contaminate anyones water course.
My conclusion for some time has been that they could all be dangerous
and should be handled with extreme caution. My conclusion is also that
I do not fire the first volley of gratuitous insults at another poster.
But that's usenet. I'm used to it.
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