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Offline_Shrew_
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radio active pot???
    #1544256 - 05/13/03 05:15 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Radioactive buds?
by David Malmo-Levine and Dana Larsen (30 Dec, 2002) New study shows that many fertilizers are radioactive, producing potentially harmful pot.

A recent study shows that many commonly used fertilizers are high in radioactive elements. The study was performed by Dr Paul Hornby, who holds a master's degree in biochemistry and a PhD in human pathology from the University of British Columbia.

The study analyzed 25 different types of fertilizers, seven "organic" varieties and 18 "chemical" fertilizers. The results showed that the chemical fertilizers emitted on average five times the radiation of the organic group.

There are different ways of measuring radioactivity. The chart below shows the "counts per minute" (CPM) of radiation detected in each sample. The average for the organic fertilizers was 140, while the chemical fertilizers had an average radiation count of 675, an almost five-fold increase.

The lowest radiation was found in the organic blood meal fertilizers, which emitted only background radiation ? the normal low radiation found in most objects. On the other end of the spectrum was the 5-20-20 berry food, with a radiation level about 24 times higher than background.

These levels of radiation don't pose a danger through simply being around bags of fertilizer. However, cannabis and other plants are known to uptake radioactive elements from their growing medium (CC#18, Hemp helps Chernobyl). Radiation exposure is accumulative, so that repeated inhalation would present an increasing health risk.

Numerous studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine and other health, science and radiation journals have indicated that it is the radioactive elements in tobacco which lead to lung cancer (CC#35, Radioactive tobacco). Tobacco is typically fed with high-phosphate, chemical fertilizers, including heavy foliar spraying. All of these factors would produce a high-level of radioactive elements in the tobacco leaf.

Although further research is needed, this study does point the way to some simple harm-reduction techniques for pot growers. Many growers believe that using organic fertilizers produces a tastier, higher-quality bud. This study indicates that they could also be producing a less harmful product than that produced with many chemical fertilizers.

While cannabis and cannabinoids are non-toxic, radiation is a major cause of cancer. Further studies are clearly needed, but it seems likely that the best way to keep your buds as safe and harmless as possible is to use non-chemical, organic fertilizers, to eliminate any potential radioactivity getting into your stash, and your lungs.





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Re: radio active pot??? [Re: _Shrew_]
    #1545378 - 05/13/03 04:08 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Wow, thanks for the heads up :smile:


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Re: radio active pot??? [Re: DailyPot]
    #1546131 - 05/13/03 08:10 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

old news.


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Re: radio active pot??? [Re: Larrythescaryrex]
    #1547215 - 05/14/03 03:18 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

maybe for you, but new people are always cycling through


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Re: radio active pot??? [Re: _Shrew_]
    #1548706 - 05/14/03 06:08 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

oh yeah, sorry.


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Re: radio active pot??? [Re: Larrythescaryrex]
    #1549372 - 05/14/03 11:05 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

u should put this in news fourm


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Re: radio active pot??? [Re: Hans_Moleman]
    #1552575 - 05/15/03 10:57 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

so is the average pot smoker in any danger from radioactive stuff or should i just be worried about the normal carcinogenes?


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Re: radio active pot??? [Re: fjbk47985]
    #1552952 - 05/16/03 01:42 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I'd be worried about cigarettes more than pot. If you grow your own it's a good warning to use organic. If you buy off dealer then atleast you're aware


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Re: radio active pot??? [Re: _Shrew_]
    #2082464 - 11/07/03 11:49 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I have heard about this before, thanks for the post! :grin: 


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Re: radio active pot??? [Re: Ripple]
    #2083204 - 11/08/03 07:10 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

"I'd be worried about cigarettes more than pot. If you grow your own it's a good warning to use organic. If you buy off dealer then atleast you're aware"

couldnt have said it better but here is some more brain food for you all

http://www.cannabisculture.com/articles/2221.html
this goes deeper and will teach you cool things like how this shit breaks down and why CHEM pot ALWAYS will have problems.

its all about the "radium, and the radioactive elements lead 210 and polonium 210."
read on


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Re: radio active pot??? [Re: Psilocybeingzz]
    #2083262 - 11/08/03 07:51 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

yes yes...this seems familiar. something about the same fields used to grow hundreds of different generations of tobacco...and some elements or compounds degrading each generation or after whatever...

radioactive ciggarettes. fuckin your lungs up.


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Re: radio active pot??? [Re: felix]
    #2083267 - 11/08/03 07:57 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

NOPE.
To grow what the tobacco industry calls "more flavorful" tobacco, US farmers use high-phosphate fertilizers. The phosphate is taken from a rock mineral, apatite, that is ground into powder, dissolved in acid and further processed. Apatite rock also contains radium, and the radioactive elements lead 210 and polonium 210. The radioactivity of common chemical fertilizer can be verified with a Geiger-Mueller counter and an open sack of everyday 13-13-13 type of fertilizer (or any other chemical fertilizer high in phosphate content).4



Conservative estimates put the level of radiation absorbed by a pack-and-a-half a day smoker at the equivalent of 300 chest X-rays every year.5 The Office of Radiation, Chemical & Biological Safety at Michigan State University reports that the radiation level for the same smoker was as high as 800 chest X-rays per year.6 Another report argues that a typical nicotine user might be getting the equivalent of almost 22,000 chest X-rays per year.7

US Surgeon General C Everett Koop stated on national television in 1990 that tobacco radiation is probably responsible for 90% of tobacco-related cancer.8 Dr RT Ravenholt, former director of World Health Surveys at the Centers for Disease Control, has stated that "Americans are exposed to far more radiation from tobacco smoke than from any other source."9

Researchers have induced cancer in animal test subjects :frown: that inhaled polonium 210, but were unable to cause cancer through the inhalation of any of the non-radioactive chemical carcinogens found in tobacco.10 The most potent non-radioactive chemical, benzopyrene, exists in cigarettes in amounts sufficient to account for only 1% of the cancer found in smokers.9



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Re: radio active pot??? [Re: _Shrew_]
    #7768794 - 12/17/07 12:14 PM (9 years, 3 months ago)

Yeah man...its called the Kryptobuds

Thats the shit that killed superman.


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Re: radio active pot??? [Re: 2FiNiTe]
    #7769074 - 12/17/07 01:28 PM (9 years, 3 months ago)

WARNING!
The last post in this topic is more than 30 days old!
Please only post a reply if it is truly relevant!!




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Re: radio active pot??? [Re: Boom]
    #7770870 - 12/17/07 08:29 PM (9 years, 3 months ago)

Seriously, this bumping of old-ass threads has to stop.


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