Friday, 8 November 2019

Common cleaning product linked to death at Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant near Boston

quote [ Burlington fire department says chemical reaction to kitchen cleaning product resulted in 10 falling ill and one death ]

Idiocracy is already here. sounds like basic ammonia + bleach reaction.

i wonder how long until incidents such as this are common place
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[by rylex@10:53pmGMT]


Dienes said @ 11:01pm GMT on 8th Nov
Agreed - definitely mixed cleaning products. Doesn't take much in a hot, claustrophobic kitchen.

A surprising number of people have no idea ammonia + bleach is a bad combo. Blame the lack of effective chemistry and/or home ec classes.
Wulf said @ 1:33pm GMT on 9th Nov [Score:1 Original]
The Janitor's cocktail.
rylex said @ 11:35pm GMT on 8th Nov
yep. just had this convo with the girlfriend actually. she had no idea either.

out of the 2 of us, shes the one with the college degree too...
Hugh E. said @ 2:11am GMT on 9th Nov
So, your girlfriend is an idiot?
Dienes said @ 5:14pm GMT on 9th Nov [Score:1 Insightful]
Not being taught a specific bit of chemistry makes one ignorant, not an idiot. Most people just don't know. The only reason I knew was from asking my parents to explain a King of the Hill joke to me as a teenager - neither they nor my school thought to teach that despite cleaning being one of my daily chores.

Being taught not to do that and doing it anyway makes you an idiot. There's a difference.
rylex said @ 5:59pm GMT on 9th Nov
see, this has got to be one of the weird generational learnin things.

my grandma knew not to mix ammonia and bleach, she was born in the 30s and didn't go to school beyond the 3rd grade.
Hugh E. said @ 6:06pm GMT on 9th Nov
That was pretty much my point. The OP implies the accident is due to idiocy, when most likely it was due to ignorance, or even forgetting, or mishap. Likely, the OP would not have called the girlfriend an "idiot", though she did not know the danger. She was simply lucky enough not to have suffered the consequences of that gap in knowledge.
rylex said @ 5:50am GMT on 11th Nov
actually, my original point was that we have been dumbed down as a society. I likened it to what occurs in the movie idiocracy.

not idiocy

maybe you should watch the movie if you haven't.
Ankylosaur said @ 6:02am GMT on 11th Nov
rylex said @ 7:45am GMT on 11th Nov
self portrait with new username?
lilmookieesquire said @ 2:48am GMT on 9th Nov
It took me a long time to realize that mustard gas wasn’t just heated liquid condiment.
Hugh E. said @ 3:05am GMT on 9th Nov
It took you awhile to catchup?
Menchi said @ 4:22am GMT on 9th Nov [Score:1 Funsightful]
He mayo may not have learned this the hard way.
rylex said @ 9:43am GMT on 9th Nov
I too thought mustard gas was farts brought on by eating mustard laden foodstuffs.
mechanical contrivance said @ 2:59pm GMT on 11th Nov
It's not like mustard gas is mentioned a lot these days.
rylex said @ 9:41am GMT on 9th Nov
not nearly as big a one as You! 😀
takajou said @ 12:12am GMT on 10th Nov
One of my highschool science teachers did that. She very quickly realized her mistake and got out of there.

Even people who should know better make mistakes like that. Even if you know of this reaction, do you know which chemicals are in the cleaners you have? Did you rinse out the cleaning bucket well?
mechanical contrivance said @ 3:06pm GMT on 11th Nov
I learned about not mixing bleach and ammonia from an episode of Who's The Boss where Tony accidentally mixed the two and passed out.

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