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Old 06-01-2017, 01:27 PM
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You could always tell the people working tobacco that didn't smoke or chew. They were the ones puking after a few hours.
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One of my distant cousins picked up a used can of MB laying on the ground a couple weeks old ... Proceeded to sniff the can ... unfortunately for him there remained somehow trapped gas ... He spent three days in the hospital ...
I spent $225,000 at work for MB detector which if I remember correctly alarmed at only a few parts per million to notify our workers to evacuate. That is some nasty stuff.
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I remember Dad having us spray chlordane under his rental houses for termite treatment.
I can't even imagine all the stuff farmers were still using up into the 1980's and beyond. Way before MSDS sheets and actually thinking of personal health safety.

What was the dust we would have used on tobacco plants in the 1970's? We used our bare hands to apply it to just the buds? Some farmers had us use dusting cans on a stick.
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I remember Dad having us spray chlordane under his rental houses for termite treatment.
I can't even imagine all the stuff farmers were still using up into the 1980's and beyond. Way before MSDS sheets and actually thinking of personal health safety.

What was the dust we would have used on tobacco plants in the 1970's? We used our bare hands to apply it to just the buds? Some farmers had us use dusting cans on a stick.
Probably Sevin. We used that stuff on everything, even put it on the dogs.
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We still have an old stick barn on our property. I remember it was used one time when I was little for "green stems". By the time I came along we were using rack barns and have moved to using box barns. Still a little tobacco grown in south GA.
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Did any of the old farmers make their own chew or keep some tobacco to smoke?
Some still make there own twist to chew. I tried some back when I dipped. That was some strong stuff.
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