Originally posted by pteridine
reply to post by eaganthorn
Golly, gee whiz, Mr. Science, your panties are really in a knot even though your haircut is spiffy. You need help with anger management. Let’s start
with the first things you think you know that may be a bit fuzzy for you. Phage has already discussed chemical foggers so your other comments will be
Mr. Science references, LOL, I wish you could understand how extremely funny that is and why, I will cherish these few pages for the remainder of my
life. At least something got through to you, yeah, ah, memories! Since you’ve decided to refer to me as Mr. Science, A.K.A. Mr. Wizard, does that
make you Lil’ Timmy or Mr. Scarecrow?
You mentioned Phage, I like Phage…Phage is sensible, direct, and respectful. Phage made a clear point of describing one of many types of foggers and
he did so with undeniable accuracy. It was, however, not the type of fogger I made references to and I am grateful for the opportunity to clarify the
issue and if you ever learn to read even your own posts, you might advance, but I seriously doubt that to be your goal.
We used a fogger to test certain substances in the lab in KCMO, a small direct combustion fogger made from a modified Briggs and Stratton engine that
we kept in what we call a “hood”. A hood is a safety enclosure that prevents gases from unintentional contact with people. We would run the tests
to assess if the product met design standards. Part of the quality control evaluation included assessment of residue build-up in and/or on specific
machine parts, as well as a sample of the delivered “fog”. Now that’s out of the way, we can move forward.
The hypothetical scenario didn’t work for you, I am sorry about that, odd that most children can grasp the concept, but there are those who cannot,
no worries though as there is always hope, as long as you want to learn. So, let’s go with something less abstract, DDT.
DDT was at one time considered to be the single best technological advancement in insecticides ever created. Its potency was relative to its
concentration and its LD50 (lethal dose 50%)ratio was so amazingly controllable. In mild concentrations, you could spray it directly on a newborn
infant without any immediately notable harm. However, its greatest asset was also its greatest liability. What made DDT so amazing, so safe, was that
an extremely mild concentration was all that was needed to treat a large area. DDT would not break down or erode away. Once sprayed on the soil at
the park, there it would stay, forever and at its same strength for about 75 to 100 years. If another application of DDT was again sprayed on that
same soil in the park, it too would stay and the concentration would now be doubled. And so it would go, continually building up over time but that
wasn’t the extent of it. DDT could be past from one animal to another in the food chain.
A cricket could consume the DDT and it would stay in its body building up to it’s LD100 as it continued to eat treated crops, or until a frog ate
the cricket and then the frog would absorb the DDT and it would build up in its body until a bird ate the frog, then a cat would eat the bird, a dog
the cat and so on. Each time the DDT would be passed along in the food chain. Eventually the DDT would kill us all, so it was removed from the
marketplace and use in the USA although production continued for many years afterwards. In so much as the way it lingers in the soil, in the plants
and in the bodies of animals and in the way it is passed on in the food chain, DDT behaves much like a type of protein called a Prion even though it
isn’t a naturally occurring compound, but it is instead, a synthetically engineered toxin.
DDT was extremely versatile in the way it could be delivered, water based, petroleum based, alcohol, etc. The most effective way to deliver minute
concentrations was through foggers in a petroleum based mix. The choice petroleum was what was called then, Premium grade leaded gasoline, Hi-test,
Ethyl. A very small amount of DDT was added to the petro along with a color agent. This would make the burnt petro produce a thick and obvious
colored smoke, the color of choice was grey-blue, but could of just as easily been orange, red, yellow, brown, even a pretty emerald green for you Mr.
Now, to address your other comment, me in need of anger management, not hardly, I’ve been rolling on the floor laughing my a## off at some of these
statements, seriously dude, read a book.