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Originally posted by Yarcofin
I'm not buying this.
Originally posted by Beer_Guy
I'd like to get in on this one. We have a plant store and there are all kinds of seedlings I need to start. I have a pack of Leonotis Leonurus right here in front of me, they normally grow pretty fast. Fast growers should show results faster. Geraniums would be a great choice, but we don't grow them.
U2U me if you want me in, I'd love to help!
Originally posted by OctopusDr
It looks like she may have overwatered with the microwave water. Its pots soil looked much more damp.
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
That's a good question you raise, about the container used to hold the water during the microwave bath. I'm thinking ceramic or glass would be best, to avoid the possibility of contamination.
When plastic heats, it releases volatile chemicals. New car smell is killer.
Plastics such as ABS, nylon, fluorocarbons and polycarbonates, and some other thermoplastics, such as polystyrene, polypropylene and high density polyethylene (HDPE), are processed at temperatures ranging up to 400°C.
Their dispersion, non-migration and non-bleeding properties make Cd pigments useful in plastic applications where uniform colouring is important. These superior characteristics together with many others make cadmium pigments useful in all plastic's applications.
Samples containing higher concentrations of chemicals called phthalates were associated with symptoms of asthma, hay fever, and eczema.
PVC flooring in the children's bedrooms was also associated with symptoms.
When molecules of plastic—or more properly, molecules of the chemicals that get added to plastics during manufacturing—get into picture of plastic storage containers our bodies, it's not a good thing. They can cause unwanted effects in the human body; for instance, some of the chemicals mimic estrogen. Estrogen, of course, is a normal, essential human hormone; but having too much of it (or the molecules that mimic estrogen) has been associated with breast cancer and other health problems. In general, chemicals that fool the body into thinking they are estrogen or other hormones are called endocrine disruptors.
* The more liquid a food is, the more it touches the plastic, so the more opportunity it has to pick up plastic molecules.
* Acid foods, such as tomato sauce, appear to be particularly interactive with plastic.
* If you heat a food item in a plastic container—even if the container is microwave safe—the transference of plastic from the container to the food is even more likely.