- Jul 22, 2012
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- Austin, TX
You cannot idiot proof the world - if you think that you have, I will just find you a bigger idiot. Should we not use the term "balling method" so that people don't throw golf balls or basketballs in their tanks? What about "reefing?" Too many people probably just going to get a big fat joint and get high. . . .
Well, it does seem pretty obvious to me you cannot idiot proof the world. None of your examples have the medical and research professionals looking at the risks and writing papers discussing the threat to people. Searching "Balling Method Aquarium" doesn't list anything that can be construed as a risk to human health. Searching "Palytoxin Aquarium" on the other hand shows just how concerned people are and consider palytoxin "as an emerging sanitary propblem" Fact is palytoxin is getting attention from health officials and in the last decade legislation at the national level has been introduced several times to identify and regulate all nonative species which pose a risk to people. Using a term that already has contributed to confusion on the part of novices and caused serious injury themsleves and to innocent bystanders doesn't seem smart to me.