I would not drink the tap water or go out in the rain if you live on the Gulf coast. COREXIT products form polymer precursors
2-Butoxyethanol , and propylene glycol , both used in the production, and found in, the COREXIT dispersants currently being applied in the Gulf area, are a butyl ether of ethylene glycol.
Glycol ethers are used in industrial processes as they have a slow evaporation rate
Ethylene glycol (IUPAC name: ethane-1,2-diol) is an organic compound widely used as an automotive antifreeze and a precursor to polymers.
Because of its high boiling point and affinity for water, ethylene glycol is a useful desiccant. Ethylene glycol is widely used to inhibit the formation of natural gas clathrates (hydrates) in long multiphase pipelines that convey natural gas from remote gas fields to an onshore processing facility. Ethylene glycol can be recovered from the natural gas and reused as an inhibitor after purification treatment that removes water and inorganic salts.
Most reactions are ring opening reactions involving protonated substrates (water, alcohols, amines). Ethylene oxide is hydrolyzed (reacted with water) in the presence of sulfuric acid as a catalyst. A tenfold molar excess of water is used to obtain ethylene glycol:
- C2H4O + H2O → HOCH2CH2OH
......there is plastic forming in the rain, I believe...due to the fact that evaporation and loss of water is how moisture joins the atmosphere.......an opposite process...
Clouds form due to the condensation of water vapor onto atmospheric aerosol particles in air that has become supersaturated. About 60% of the Earth's surface is covered by clouds at any given time, even though clouds occupy only 7% of the troposphere's total volume [Lelieveld et al., 1989; Pruppacher and Jaenicke, 1995] and the volume fraction of liquid water in clouds rarely exceeds 10–6. Although this volume fraction represents a fairly small value, clouds have a major influence on the entire atmosphere.
In fact, clouds redistribute trace compounds emitted at the Earth's surface in the vertical from the boundary layer to the free troposphere and, in some cases, to the stratosphere. They interact with incoming solar radiation and long wave radiation emitted by the Earth, thus affecting both the atmosphere's photochemistry and the Earth's radiation budget. Clouds produce precipitation, an efficient mechanism for removing trace components from the atmosphere.
Finally, they constitute an ideal reaction medium, allowing chemical transformations that would otherwise not take place in the gas phase or would proceed at much slower rates.
However, when rain clouds are highly charged, chemical reactions are sped up.
Electrochemistry is a branch of chemistry that studies chemical reactions which take place in a solution at the interface of an electron conductor
It is our collective refusal to acknowledge that every one of our actions has an equal and opposite reaction in the universe.
DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATION BILL, 2008. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS U.S. SENATE.
Morgellons Disease.— The Committee urges the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study an unexplained skin condition commonly known as Morgellons Disease, which affects over 10,000 individuals with skin lesions, joint pain, and neurological difficulties, among other symptoms. The Committee encourages the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to work as quickly as possible to plan and begin this important research to increase the amount of information available to practitioners and the public.
June 23/6/2010 6:08 EST PM
By : Isaac