Paly Toxin exposure through Vapor

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    texreefer Battle Dwarf

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    texreefer, Mar 4, 2012
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    That's something all reefers need to be aware of.
     
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    Zissou What about my dynamite? VIP Member

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    And all he did was wash them under hot water. For the lazy:

     
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    texreefer Battle Dwarf

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    Thanks for the sticky Yote. I think this type of information should be available and easily found. Now it wont get lost for sure.
     
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    little_fish Moderator

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    Im really curious as the why the guy was putting his palys under hot water in the first place.
     
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    I think he was attempting to clean them off of a piece of live rock and rather then physically removing them, he thought pouring boiling water on them was a better idea and would be a quicker solution. Bad idea on his part.
     
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    The guy is in our local club and I talked to him. He poured boiling water on the palys while standing over his kitchen sink and inhaled the vapors. He wanted to kill the corals off the rock. Yes, he was in the hospital for days on a ventilator. He has chronic bronchitis.
     
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    Damn! This sounds like an episode of House.

    Good to know though. glad the guy is OK.
     
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    my god i never put gloves on when handling em never thought they was that bad that explains a lot
     
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    This happened to someone on RC a few months back.
    They decided to literally "cook" their rock on the stove. FYI... this is NOT what it means to "cook" rock!!!!!!

    Both him and his wife ended up in the hospital. Luckily everyone ended up ok.
     
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    Wow! that's a very interesting article.
     
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    Update: The guy (in my local club) who was exposed to zoa vapor is getting out of the hobby as his health has begun to deteriorate even more. He had to sell off his 260 reef system. WEAR GLOVES. AVOID ANY CONTACT!
     
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    Thanks for the warning! Is really sad what happened to him. Hope he gets better.
     
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    Wow! I had no idea! Thanks for the info!!
     
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    Someone should make a Paly Poison! jpeg picture so it can circulate around.
     
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