Diminishing Quality of Food & Products

Discussion in 'Present & Current Events' started by Toroid, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. AD1184

    AD1184 Noble

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    I notice that the labelling on the 140-sheet version is slightly lower, also, when both are stood upright. Did they shrink the width of the towels to save even more on material costs?
     
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  2. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    It does appear to be shrunken down in width, I wonder if there is a standard width the various manufacturers abide by...I would think there would be a standard maximum width to ensure the rolls fit on the various paper towel dispensers that are sold...

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  3. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    I think this video fits here, looks like we will be paying higher prices for the quality diminishing products we are currently buying... I think it will only get worse, our society is balanced on very fragile functions, one goes down it's a domino effect...Raw materials of all sorts are rising in cost, some have become very expensive because of price increases...

     
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  4. nivek

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    PFAS found in Texico wells

    May 8—SANTA FE — The New Mexico Environment Department has informed the village of Texico it has identified the forever chemicals of PFAS in one of its water system wells.

    According to an April letter from the NMED's Drinking Water Bureau, drinking water in the system was sampled Dec. 16 and Feb. 9, and sample results came back for 28 unique PFAS compounds.

    There is no enforceable drinking water standard for PFAS in New Mexico. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a Lifetime Health Advisory for two PFAS compounds, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorosulfonic acid (PFOS), of 70 parts per trillion individually or combined.

    Three wells received testing — the Meeks Pivot Well, Well No. 2 (tower well) and Well No. 4 (KKR well), with all three tested Feb. 9 and the last two also tested Dec. 16. Well No. 2 was identified with presence between 28.7 and 32.4 parts per trillion. The Meeks Pivot well came back negative on its only test, and Well No. 4 came back negative on both tests.

    The letter does not reference any potential sources of the contamination. Because of the absence of federal or state regulations, followup actions are at the discretion of individual water systems.

    A message regarding the testing results was sent Thursday by The News to Village Clerk Carolyn Johnson. Those questions were referred to the village's water supervisor, but The News did not receive a response by press time.


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  5. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    Got it here too. Teflon and Scotchgard products. As I remember it, a small town had an inordinate number of cases of a rare cancer that was traced to this. The state said 'all good' and the feds disagreed with them resulting in a big kerfluffle. Forgot about it until now. There was even some talk of that around here from a big landfill - possibly a source of the terminal kidney and brain cancer a friend of mine developed.

    Fears About Water Supply Grip Village That Made Teflon Products (Published 2016)
     
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