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soy coolant

radiates goodness
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Soy Antifreeze-Coolant is a premium quality Soybean (SB) based coolant which provides engine protection comparable to that provided by premium brand conventional ethylene glycol (EG) based coolants.
In the four key areas of engine protection freeze protection, boilover protection, corrosion prevention, and heat transfer Soy Antifreeze provides outstanding performance.
But, because of its formulation, Soy Antifreeze is less toxic and safer than ethylene glycol coolants to children, pets, and wildlife in case of spills, leaks, boilovers, or careless disposal.

Two ounces of ethylene glycol antifreeze can kill a dog, one teaspoon can be lethal to a cat, and two tablespoons can be hazardous to children. Ethylene glycol (EG), the main ingredient of all major antifreeze brands, has long been known to be poisonous. When ingested, ethylene glycol converts to oxalic acid which damages the kidneys and can cause kidney failure and death.
According to the Annual Reports of the American Association of Poison Control Centers covering 1991 to 1994, about 3,400 poisonings related to ethylene glycol occur each year with about 20% of these incidents reported among children under six.

In a recent survey conducted among veterinarians by a professional research firm, 96% of the vets surveyed felt that antifreeze poses a risk to pets, 95% indicated that they have warned clients about the dangers of antifreeze, and 66% had encountered at least one known or suspected antifreeze poisoning within the previous year. Animal welfare experts estimate that tens of thousands of companion and wild animals die annually from ethylene glycol antifreeze poisoning.

The beauty of it is, you can woik on your car and have some chinese takeout at the same time without having to try to tear those little soy packets with your greasy hands. Just get the chopsticks out of your toolbox, drain some soy sauce out of the the radiator, and let your Siamese Cat that's rubbing against your grimy overalls join you and enjoy a proper meal before it becomes a chinese takeout dinner itself.
thumbwax, May 17 2002

Think of the goats! http://www.hcn.org/...icle?article_id=517
Mountain goats eat antifreeze with no apparent ill effects, and like its sweet taste. [pottedstu, May 17 2002, last modified Oct 05 2004]

BCSPCA article on pet-safe antifreeze(s) http://www.spca.bc..../views2Fall2001.htm
[phoenix, May 17 2002, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Similar article about propylene glycol http://autos.yahoo....esults/ques012.html
[phoenix, May 17 2002, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Veggie Van http://www.hybridcars.com/veggievan.htm
It's gone way far on used salad oil. [reensure, May 17 2002]


       Is there *anything* that can't be made from Soya Beans?
drew, May 17 2002

       Wouldn't the salt in the soy sauce be just as bad for the animals?
pottedstu, May 17 2002

       // Is there *anything* that can't be made from Soya Beans? //   

       Nice food.
calum, May 17 2002

       Soya is high in oestrogen-like compounds. There is already a serious problem in nature with pollution from such substances (also found in plastics), causing sex changes in fish, and other undesirable effects.
pottedstu, May 17 2002

       Here kitty kitty kitty.....
IvanIdea, May 17 2002

       Perhaps, UnaBubba... What makes you ask?
calum, May 17 2002

       Also makes a nice salad dressing.
phoenix, May 17 2002

       //Two ounces of ethylene glycol antifreeze can kill a dog, one teaspoon can be lethal to a cat, and two tablespoons can be hazardous to children//   

       ---then why is your ex still around, thumbwax?
runforrestrun, May 17 2002

       Something else that just occurred to me:
Keep it the same color as traditional antifreeze and you could call it Soylent Green.
phoenix, May 17 2002

       Congratulations on being the first to make the Soylent Green connection, phoenix.
thumbwax, May 17 2002

       Er, it's not people, is it?
phoenix, May 17 2002

       "Soyculent Grease is people!"
reensure, May 17 2002

       I'm one of those weird people who can't have much soy protein. It doesn't exactly 'radiate goodness.' Something about my thyroid I guess.
RayfordSteele, May 18 2002

       If they banned Ethylene glycol, what else could the Austrians use to sweeten their wine?
FloridaManatee, Jan 05 2003

       Is there MSG in it?
rapid transit, May 20 2003

       Soy, a vegetarian's source for
Protein, Nov 08 2003


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