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Toxic Ski and snowboard wax polluting groundwater???

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Old December 15th 07, 01:05 PM posted to rec.skiing.snowboard
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Default Toxic Ski and snowboard wax polluting groundwater???

On Dec 13, 11:58 pm, "Bob F" wrote:
"RightEagle" wrote in message


The press release should be treated with extreme skepticism, since its
real purpose is to help sell the issuing company's own, purportedly
environmentally friendly wax: "Enviro Mountain Sports, Inc. is now
actively promoting the use of environmentally friendly ski & snowboard
waxes. Barker explains, that they have developed an all natural
alternative to the toxic chemical waxes." Also note that the company
repeatedly points out that most waxes are imported from -- horrors --
foreign countries.

Joe Ramirez

Yes, Barker is actively promoting the use of environmentally friendly
ski & board waxes.

The potential of 2.8 million pounds is based on a 60 million skier
vsits in North America, and the 2.8 million pounds is based on that
amount of wax. The reason is that the wax alone is toxic and becomes
even more toxic when other chemicals are added. The wax base of most
ski wax is made from Crude Oil and Petroleum By Products.

So, if you could use a wax that is made from plants grown by farmers
from around the world, wouldn't that be better than;

1. Drilling for more off shore oil.
2. Drilling in our pristine wilderness areas.
3. And yes, importing more petroleum into your country where ever you
reside. It is not good for any economy to import more petroleum
in their country. It doesn't matter where you reside.
4. Contributing to Global Warming. The more petroleum based products
that are used, the the worse the global warming problem will become

That's a pound of wax for 20 "skier visits". Really?

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It is simple math, the potential quoted is 2,815,500 pounds of wax.
If you multiply the 2,815,500 times 16 ounces then you get 45 million
ounces. 45 million ounces equates to .75 ounces per skier visit (3/4
of 1 ounce, not 20 pounds). And yes 3/4 of 1 ounce is lot but some
people use more on their boards than skis, or it can be switched.

Also, you are right alot of it gets scraped off before you ski and
ends up on the floor. But those scrapings have to go somewhere. Plus,
you know most of your wax is gone after the first few runs anyway so a
lot of people use rub on wax during the day.

So the potential is 3/4 of 1 ounce (.75) not 20 pounds. Isn't it
better to use an all natural alternative than a toxic Crude oil soup?
Old December 17th 07, 12:58 PM posted to rec.skiing.snowboard
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Default Toxic Ski and snowboard wax polluting groundwater???

On Sat, 15 Dec 2007 14:05:54 GMT, RightEagle
allegedly wrote:

Isn't it
better to use an all natural alternative than a toxic Crude oil soup?

Given that you're involved with the company selling the stuff, why should
we believe you? Your maths is clearly flawed, so why not your chemistry?

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