MrPotatoeHead

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MrPotatoeHead wrote

I certainly don't want the chemicals in Teflon in my system. But what happens when they are in my system? The problem with the article is that there is no mention of what the negative effects are. Is it a carcinogen? Are some people allergic to it? We really have no health information, just concern. I'd like to know more about what the actual negative effects are.

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MrPotatoeHead wrote

I use reusable acrylic straws that last for years. Gummint can always force people to drink out of a cup by completely banning disposable straws. In that case people can bring their own straws.

Paper straws are destroyed too quickly by kids. So, going back to them is a bad idea, IMO. Wax coated paper doesn't degrade in landfills anyway.

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MrPotatoeHead wrote

Pruitt is not a scientist. He's a lawyer. The biggest problem, however, is that the early climate change models drew conclusions that were pretty far off. They showed a pattern of warming, but the results were presented in a sensationalist way, instead of simply stating the results and letting people discuss what they mean. Current models are better, since they took into account recent decades of global weather and modified the algorithms to better match reality. It's too late though. The damage is done with skepticism firmly rooted in many peoples mind, where curiosity should have been put there instead. It's sad that the head of the EPA is clueless about how cause and effect work.