Nov 18, 2016

Poison Treatments That Contain Nuts

Treatments for treating heavy metal poisoning (lead or mercury) as well as arsenic poisoning can contain peanut oil. Activated charcoal can be made from coconut shells or other natural sources. Activated charcoal can be used in a hospital setting to treat a large number of poisoning situations, it is also sold in health food stores with the idea that it removes common toxins.

Poison Antidote
Anti Lewisite
British anti-Lewisite was developed in 1941 as an antidote to lewisite, an arsenic-based chemical warfare agent. (the solute is peanut oil).

Poison Treatment
BAL In Oil
Poisoning Treatment Generic name Dimercarol: "Dimercaprol may contain peanut oil. Tell your caregivers if you have a peanut allergy."

Metal Poisoning
Removing heavy metal/ poison This medicine contains peanut oil. Tell your doctor if you have a peanut allergy.

See Also:
Scar Treatments That Contain Nuts
Nuts in Anti Fungus Foot Treatments
Vitamin Products That Contain Nuts
Poison Ivy Products That Contain Nuts
Parasitic Treatments That Contain Walnuts

Avoiding Milk
Prescriptions, Over-the-Counter Medications and Treatments Containing Nuts

Nov 17, 2016

Baking Papers That Contain Soy

Bakery Tissue
Soy Blend Wax Tissue
•Bakery tissue is an economical choice for picking up donuts and pastries
•EcoCraft® bakery tissue is unbleached and treated with soy wax blend

Bakery Tissue
Paper Wraps
Blended, renewable-resource, soy-wax coating performs as well as petroleum-based alternatives. Versatile sheets may be used for a variety of purposes: food wrap, scale sheets, pick-up sheets, basket liners, etc. Pop-up box ensures simple and easy, one-at-a time sheet dispensing.

Bakery Tissue
Green Choice Interfolded Kraft Unbleached Brown Soy Wax Bakery Tissue
Green Choice interfold Kraft unbleached brown soy wax deli sheets combine functionality and efficiency with eco-friendliness! Made from natural Kraft paper with a soy blend eco wax, these chlorine-free tissue sheets are durable, absorbent, and have ultimate grease-resistance.

Wax Paper
Wax Paper
"Just like your mom's old favorite – only better! Made from unbleached paper and coated with 100% natural soybean wax, it's ideal for wrapping foods without affecting flavor. Conventional waxed paper is coated with paraffin wax – a petroleum based product. Soybean wax is clean, safe, non-toxic, biodegradable, and comes from a renewable and sustainable resource grown by American farmers, giving them an economical use for their soybean surplus."

See Also:
Rolling Pins Treated With Nut Oils
Soy Ink

Avoiding Milk Protein Site:
Non Food Items Made From Soy

Oct 11, 2016

Nut Shells Used in Gas Masks

Gas Masks
Gas Warfare in WW1
WW1 Gas MaskIndiana War Memorial museum exhibit This is a modified version of the British design, a canvas mask attached to a fiber hose with a charcoal filter attached. The charcoal was make from fruit pits and nut shells, both of which were often acquired from recruiting drives from the home front. The soldier had to breath directly through the tube, as the canvas mask was not airtight like the later rubber masks.

Gas Masks
Peach Stones (Pit) Campaign during WWI
he best material for gas masks is cocoanut shell, but it has been found that many other fruit stones and nut shells provide an excellent quality of charcoal or carbon. They include peach, apricot, cherry, prune, plum and olive pits, date seeds, and the shells of brazil nut, hickory nut, walnut, and butternut. Materials may be mixed together indiscriminately, the announcement says, although all must be dried by oven-baking or sun-drying.

Gas Masks
Peach pits, nut shells and how they helped us win the Great War
Fruit stones and nuts shells, burned slowing in a controlled fashion, were the perfect source for activated carbon. Now the problem was getting enough of these common everyday items together to do the job. After all, it took 200 peach pits or 2 pounds of nut shells to produce enough carbon to outfit one gas mask.

Gas Masks
Your Country Needs YouTo Collect Fruit Stones andnut Shells
Gas masks with charcoal filters were distributed to combat the effects of the gas. And towards the very end of the war, it was realised that a more effective filter could be made from the charcoal that came from burning fruit stones and nutshells. Of great value for the charcoal they produced were stones from peaches, apricots, cherries, plums and dates, alongside shells from Brazil nuts and walnuts.

Historical use of nuts in gas masks is more of interest than current risk. Gas masks containing nut shells are unlikely to cause a reaction, unless you work at a museum this is not a current concern.

See Also:
Pin Cushions Containing Walnut Shells
Stuffed Toys Made With Nuts
Walnut Shell Blasting and Cleaning Materials
Walnut Shells To Clean Your Coat
Ancient Armour made From Coconuts

Avoiding Milk
History of Allergy Medication
Historical Figures With Allergies
History of Allergies

Oct 6, 2016

Producing Electricity From Nut Shells

New Energy Device is made from Peanuts (article)
Scientists in Canada have created a hybrid sodium ion capacitor (NIC) from peanut shells in a pioneering study bridging the gap between conventional ion batteries and supercapacitors.

Coal power giant Drax to build three electricity plants that burn renewable biomass fuel (article)
Drax, which operates the Selby plant in North Yorkshire, hopes to generate 10 per cent of the UK’s electricity by burning renewable resources such as wood offcuts and peanut husks.

Gasifying walnut shells for heat and electricity in California (article)
In the past, most of the walnut shell was sold to a nearby large commercial biomass plant.
Now, the shell is converted to electricity and heat onsite.

Power Plant
Totally Nuts: This Farm Runs on Walnut Shells (article)
For the record, walnut shells are, in fact, producing power at Dixon Ridge. Lots of it. Using a machine that converts organic waste into natural syngas, Lester has saved upwards of $75,000 a year in energy costs. And with the installation of two new BioMax 100 converters, he anticipates up to $250,000 in annual savings. That’s no joke.

Power Plant
Macadamia Power Plant (article)
"Regionally based Suncoast Gold Macadamias (SGM) processing site produces about 5000 tonnes of waste macadamia nut shells each year. The shells previously were sent to landfill, garden mulch or burned to produce heat. The plant will now utilise the shells as fuel for cogeneration, thereby increasing the energy efficiency of the site."

Creating electricity from nuts, I believe is only a problem for people who work at power plants that use this resource.

See Also:
Electric Fencing Coated in Peanut Butter
Water Filtration System That Uses Nuts to Filter Water
Fire Logs Made From Nut Shells
Nut Dangers For BBQs