Happy 4th of July - I knew my words were bound to light the fuse on
Honestly though, my statement brings up a valid point and I don't see
why my opinion needs data behind it. The proof should fall on the
other side, proving that the chemical is indeed safe. Until that
proof is there, it is wise (even if inconvenient) to err on the side
--- In Chuck B <> wrote:
> John Hartog wrote:
> >This pdf fact sheet by Oregon State University, points out permethrin
> >is highly toxic to fish.
> >Knowing this, it would be selfishly irresponsible to wear permethrin
> >treated clothing into an aquatic environment.
> This is a conclusion that lacks data. There is nothing about dosage
> in the factsheet. So, the question is, *how much* permethrin is highly
> toxic to fish? Related to that, how much permethrin will leach out of
> clothing when wet (rain, dew, immersion)? I'd also want to know about
> how methodology compares to the real word. For instance, see
> http://www.pesticideinfo.org/List_AquireAll.jsp?Rec_Id=3DPC37662 . All
> tests were made in 'static' conditions, like a tank. Essentially, they
> put raw permethrin in a fishtank and let it stand for 24 or 48 hours.
> That maximizes the effect of the poison.
> Perhaps I'm just over-reacting to 'selfishly irresponsible'. We
> really don't know that.
> Chuck Bragg, Pacific Palisades, CA
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