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Greener farts with fire

Posted by Environment Smart on 11/17 at 04:56 PM
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Yes, there is a way to reduce the environmental impact of your daily passing of gas. Whether you want to admit it or not, your farts do smell and they are gaseous.

It has long been proven that the method of lighting a match or candle in the bathroom helps to reduce the unsavory odors that can be produced there. Did you know, however, that this technique also burns up odorous hydrogen sulfide as well as odorless methane gas.

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, methane is listed as one of the three top greenhouse gases, and it traps over 21 times more heat per molecule than carbon dioxide.

Whereas human activities generally do not produce all that much methane, it is nice to think that lighting a vanilla-scented candle in the bathroom will help the environment just a little. Now all we need to do is follow all the cows around with a lighter.  See previous outofgreen post.

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