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Old 07-03-2000, 02:02 PM
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RE:7/4- Monomoy Island, flats, fly, wade, saltwater, Chatham.....

As "stewards of our environment" it seems there is one aspect of fluro leaders we ought to consider: the effect manufacture of this material has on the environment.

I certainly think it has to contribute to the overall mass of fluorocarbon emissions discharged per year, but I would be curious to know just what percentage it claims. I also know there are several types of fluorocarbons, some more damaging than others. Does anyone know the details of how leaders are made and if it contributes significantly to the problem of greenhouse gas levels??

This isn't meant as a criticism or an injunction against using fluorocarbon leader. It's just something that nags at me on a personal level. Any of you chemists out there have a take on this?
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