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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Hicks View Post
    My door and windows fit REALLY BADLY -- so I wear more clothes in winter...
    I thought that was one of the advantages of living in rural France.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Hicks View Post
    ...at the risk of asthma and a weakened immune system.

    My door and windows fit REALLY BADLY -- so I wear more clothes in winter...

    Cheers,

    R.
    I want to be able to control air exchange, not be at the mercy of crappy windows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jstraw View Post
    I want to be able to control air exchange
    Oh no you don't. That way asthma lies...

    Cheers,

    R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roteague View Post
    I thought that was one of the advantages of living in rural France.
    It is!

    Actually the windows are surprisingly clever. It's the doors that are slapdash. The exterior doors (=newer) are pretty good. The interior doors (between heated and unheated rooms) are another matter -- but as I recall, US interior doors are crap too.

    Cheers,

    R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Hicks View Post
    Oh no you don't. That way asthma lies...

    Cheers,

    R.
    Thanks for your concern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    Some say NO mercury should be placed into the environment; that it should be a closed loop with no loss at all or should not be used.
    Dumb, devil's advocate question from a Sierra Club member with a sense of irony:
    Isn't mercury already "in" the environment? If not, where did it come from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eddym View Post
    Dumb, devil's advocate question from a Sierra Club member with a sense of irony:
    Isn't mercury already "in" the environment? If not, where did it come from?
    No no no!

    Mercury never existed untl it was invented by Wicked Chemical Cartels!

    Bloody good question.

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Hicks View Post
    Mercury never existed untl it was invented by Wicked Chemical Cartels!
    ......who must have been the makers of my childhood chemistry set. I remember playing with the stuff as a kid....rolling it around in my palm and watching it separate and puddle together. But that was back when smoking was actually good for you. Then, all of a sudden, that pesky US Surgeon General came along (Dr. Everett Koop, I think?) and said it wasn't and everything went to hell.
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    Mercury occurs naturally at low level in the environment as mercuric oxide or other mercury salts. It is not found in the air except as dust from natural ore deposits, and never as a free metal. I was referring above to mankinds augmentation of mercury release through TV tubes, electronics and fluorescent bulbs among others. We used to use mercury salts for merthiolate and skin lotions such as calomine.

    You are talking to one of the guys who actively worked on removal of mercury and cadmium from paper emulsions. It was an uphill struggle against some in management at EK who didn't want to spend an arm and a leg of corporate profit at a time when this was not a huge environmental issue but only one looming on the distant horizon.

    You are talking to the guy who designed the first practical Kodak blix replacing potassium ferricynaide with Ferric EDTA, and who developed a 100% polution free process which never was commercialized by EK. Its effluent was drinkable water.

    So, I understand and studied environmental concerns for years as I worked on the emulsions and processing chemistry. We exchanged the heavy metal salts for rather mild organic chemicals or less harmful metal salts at very much lower concentration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    ...and who developed a 100% polution free process which never was commercialized by EK. Its effluent was drinkable water.

    It would sure be nice to see that technology in the public domain if the company that funded the development isn't going to use it.
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