[oclug] Linux kernel development loses BitKeeper
je_oclug at kronos.honk.org
Mon Apr 18 13:06:56 EDT 2005
yOn Mon, 18 Apr 2005, Kevin MacPherson wrote:
> Have you seen what pesticides do even properly applied.
> They are designed to kill things by inhibiting essential proteins..
> How is any of that good for you.
> Why do you think the applicators need to be certified and wear full
> breathing apparatus and rubber coveralls if it is not harmful.
> I had my pesticide certification for a while and some of that stuff is
> scary. All I have to say is don't go walking around barefoot anytime
> after a recent application cause it can cause cancer, breathing problems
> and birth defects. Those little signs they put up after application are
> not without a purpose.
Chlorine is bad for you in high concentrations. It's really nasty stuff.
But... when used according to the directions, it's perfectly safe in our
drinking water, swimming pools, hottubs, washing machines, etc. Just
don't walk into a puddle of concentrated chlorine while barefoot or
breathe in concentrated chlorine vapours.
The key argument is "following the directions on the label". If you
don't, you're asking for trouble. If you do follow the directions on the
label, including wearing whatever protective gear is called for during
application and remaining away from the area for the prescribed time after
the appliation, you're safe. If you (collectively speaking) feel that
you're entitled to walk on that particular patch of grass any time of day
for any reason and that weed spraying once or twice a year is somehow
"insulting" or whatever, then you're gonna have a problem.
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