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1) From: Kevin St. Pierre
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Ed,
That would make sense that manufacturers have moved away from  
dioxins.  Dioxins are nasty stuff.  A while back the Russians were  
suspected of poisoning Yushchenko before the Ukrainian elections  
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-1393172,00.html)with  
dioxin.  He was lucky and survived but the Russians wised up and used  =
radiation, Polonium 210 an alpha emitter, to kill the spy who  
defected, Alexander Litvinenko.
Okay, back to coffee...I have rediscovered the joy of a press pot  
this week and look forward to using it as the everyday brew method.
Kevin
On Dec 31, 2006, at 2:15 PM, Ed Needham wrote:
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Ed,
That would make sense that = manufacturers have moved away from dioxins.  Dioxins are nasty stuff. = A while back the Russians were suspected of poisoning Yushchenko before = the Ukrainian elections (http://=www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-1393172,00.html) with dioxin.  = He was lucky and survived but the Russians wised up and used radiation, = Polonium 210 an alpha emitter, to kill the spy who defected, Alexander = Litvinenko.
Okay, back to coffee...I = have rediscovered the joy of a press pot this week and look forward to = using it as the everyday brew method. Kevin



= On Dec 31, 2006, at 2:15 PM, Ed Needham = wrote:
I'm not aware of any coffee = filters that still use the old bleaching methods with occasional trace = amounts of dioxin left in the paper and the environment.  Chemex, as well as all other = food-safe filters now use an oxygenated bleaching method that is not = only environmentally friendly but takes away the nasty cardboard taste = of the brown filters.Ed = Needham®"to absurdity and = beyond!"http://www.homeroaster.com(include[FRIEND] in subject line to get through my = SPAM filters)********************* ----- = Original Message ----- From: "Kevin" <hokies1999>To: <homeroast= s.com>Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2006 = 3:44 PMSubject: Re: Chemex = Experimentation WAS: +Introduction and Question on the Amount of = Beans I believe, coffee filters and other white paper = products were/arebleached with dioxins, "Dioxins = are also generated in reactions thatdo not = involve burning — such as bleaching fibers for paper ortextiles, and in the manufacture of chlorinated = phenols, particularlywhen reaction temperature = is not well controlled(http://en.w=ikipedia.org/wiki/Dioxin#Sources_of_dioxin).  Dioxins areknown to have adverse health effects as well = (refhttp://en.wikipedia.=org/wiki/Dioxin#Toxicity).  = Because of thistoxicity there was a = general demand for bleached paper products usinga more environmentally and less toxic alternative to = dioxin. Companiessuch as Filtropa and Melitta (http://www.melitta.com/facts.asp=) haveturned to unbleached paper = products and Oxygenated bleachingprocesses, = presumably ozone, O3, which, when properly handed (with acatalyst), degrades into O2 and is dioxin = free. On a side  = note:  One = drawback to O3 is the large amount ofpaper on an industrial = scale.  A few years back = a colleague of  = mineand I designed a machine that = used a spiral conveyor (commonly usedfor = commercial food freezing applications) and ozone to killbacteria/viruses on the surface of produce.  This was in the 90's = whenthere was an e-coli outbreak in = CA public schools that was incorreclyblamed = on CA strawberries. The real culprits were rasperries importedfrom South America.  The false blame on CA = strawberries had negativeeconomic = consequences on CA strawberry growers. homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = = --Apple-Mail-1-350197895--


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