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(Core 77)   A research team finds that bioplastics are just as toxic as regular plastics. In other news, bio-poisons just as toxic as man-made poisons   ( divider line
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2020-10-30 8:12:36 PM  
Waxed paper?
2020-10-30 10:01:20 PM  
look, Madge, I'm soaking in it

/om nom nom
2020-10-30 11:35:57 PM  
Water still dihydrogen monoxide.
2020-10-31 12:45:39 AM  
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2020-10-31 1:29:10 AM  
That's OK, so long as they're gluten and GMO free.
2020-10-31 8:09:21 PM  
Lies - I bring you the lovely manufactured poison Chlorine Fluoride:  (From Wikipedia article, Hazards section - bolded portions added by me for emphasis)

ClF3 is a very strong oxidizing and fluorinating agent. It is extremely reactive with most inorganic and organic materials, such as glass, and will initiate the combustion of many otherwise non-flammable materials without any ignition source. These reactions are often violent, and in some cases explosive. Vessels made from steel, copper, or nickel are not consumed by ClF3 because a thin layer of insoluble metal fluoride will form, but molybdenum, tungsten, and titanium form volatile fluorides and are consequently unsuitable. Any equipment that comes into contact with chlorine trifluoride must be meticulously cleaned and then passivated, because any contamination left may burn through the passivization layer faster than it can re-form. Chlorine trifluoride has also been known to corrode materials otherwise known to be non-corrodible such as iridium, platinum, and gold.
The fact that its oxidizing ability surpasses oxygen's leads to corrosivity against oxide-containing materials often thought as incombustible. Chlorine trifluoride and gases like it have been reported to ignite sand, asbestos, and other highly fire-retardant materials.
It will also ignite the ashes of materials that have already been burned in oxygen. In an industrial accident, a spill of 900 kg of chlorine trifluoride burned through 30 cm of concrete and 90 cm of gravel beneath. There is exactly one known fire control/suppression method capable of dealing with chlorine trifluoride - the use of nitrogen and noble gases: the surrounding area must be flooded with nitrogen or argon. Barring that, the area must simply be kept cool until the reaction ceases. The compound reacts with water-based suppressors, and oxidizes even in the absence of atmospheric oxygen, rendering traditional atmosphere-displacement suppressors such as CO2 and halon ineffective. It ignites glass on contact.
Exposure to larger amounts of chlorine trifluoride, as a liquid or as a gas, ignites living tissue. The hydrolysis reaction with water is violent and exposure results in a thermal burn. The products of hydrolysis are mainly hydrofluoric acid and hydrochloric acid, usually released as acidic steam or vapor due to the highly exothermic nature of the reaction.

/rocket fuel, for those wondering why in the farking hell anyone would make any
//one of those "You see any kind of problem, hear any kind of alarm, RUN!" substances
///thankfully for all of us, the stuff is hilariously expensive to make/store... can't imagine why
2020-10-31 8:10:30 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Lies - I bring you the lovely manufactured poison Chlorine Fluoride:  (From Wikipedia article, Hazards section - bolded portions added by me for emphasis)

Screw you spellcheck, sigh.  Chlorine TRIfluoride.
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