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Re: Dioxin eating fungus
I was just wondering about this fungus. Without knowing anything except
what the short message explained, I wonder if the fungus is not "eating"
the dioxin, but merely absorbing it. Did the "dioxin eating fungus"
article or study sample the fungus to see the level of dioxins within its
tissue? I remember a very confusing chemistry experiment where a candle
is left burning uncovered on a scale. The candle appears to loose weight
as it burns. However, if the candle is covered to that both the candle
and its emissions are weighed the scale remains in balance and no weight
it lost. The big question about any study is: are we looking at an open
or a closed system. If the system is open an item being studied may
appear to change (loose weight, become less toxic, take up less volume).
However, in an open system the observation of changes may instead be
merely a transference (of weight, toxicity, or volume) to another part of
the system which is outside the scope of study.
With Respect, in Gentleness and Peace.