More on Toxicity of Pallets

Methyl bromide? Methyl bromide?

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Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to More on Toxicity of Pallets

  1. From March 2010, the chemical fumigation with methyl bromide has now been banned within all european countries, pallets are now heat-treated (HT).
    On the other hand, many people around here continue re-using railway cross-beams(gardens, terraces…) without knowledge of their carcinogen toxicity. Selling railway cross-beams has been banned for 10 years but DIY discounters go on selling thousands of tons with impunity.

  2. Products Made in China (including Bottle Caps), May be Made with Hazardous Wastes

    Syringes, Underwear, and the Business of Recyling in China

    form of spent hospital goods or used underwear.

    The unclean and potentially disease-ridden materials are cheaply re-sold to manufacturers, who turn them into everyday consumption goods such as quilts, plastic semi-finished products, or children’s stuffed animals.

    manufactures plastic granules from used syringes and infusion bags.

    Granules made from the used medical items would then be sold to become a wide range of plastic products—plastic bags, boards, toys, basins, and beverage caps.

    The untreated or poorly treated plastic from one-time-use hospital supplies can contain harmful bacteria, as well as viral, toxic, or even radioactive agents.

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