MitchWAndrewThe fact that they said wax is hurting the environment made me think of all the dumb ass global warming scientist saying the skiing might not be available in 2020 because of rising temps
Quote from Dominator Wax:
"The natural and synthetic hydrocarbon waxes used in ski and snowboard wax formulations,and
in many other industries, are non-toxic. The FDA has approved some grades of these waxes as
food additives and others are often used in food packaging, cosmetics and personal care
products. Baby oil,for example, is a liquid paraffin, and Vaseline® is a microcrystalline wax.
The Biodegradable Products Institute has concluded that the natural and synthetic paraffins of
the types included in snow sports waxes are biodegradable. Microcrystalline waxes, including
those used in snow sports waxes, are biodegradable/compostable.
Clearly, hydrocarbon ski and snowboard waxes are not toxic to humans or hazardous for the
environment. As for the volumes of wax deposited on the mountain, over a three day period,
one thousand skiers and snowboarders (assuming all are freshly waxed) will leave behind only
about a pound of biodegradable wax, spread over the entire mountain."
"We can calculate that the amount of fluoro left on the mountain after ten million
skier/snowboarder visits will be, at most, 38 pounds.* To put this number into perspective, 38
pounds of fluoro, in the form of discarded microwave popcorn bags, are thrown into trash bins
around America every 15 minutes.** Clearly, the environmental impact of the fluoro in snow
waxes is miniscule and, in comparison with the very real hazards endangering our planet from
other sources, it is insignificant."