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Tuesday, January 11

Carbon cures cancerous clams

Burnt Toast for Drunk, Clams
Not only can burnt toast sober up the hung over, it can also cure cancer in clams.

Said environmental engineering professor Dick Luthy:
"They’ve known for a long time that an antidote for certain kinds of poisoning is to give activated carbon. You sorb up [the poison] with the carbon and it passes through the gut and is eliminated. And if you don’t have activated carbon, in a pinch you can use burnt toast.”

Why cure clams? The cancer-causing PCBs don't kill the clams, but do impact things higher in the food chain (ie people, or sharks).


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