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Acetamiprid (Pesticide)

Acetamiprid is an organic compound with the chemical formula C10H11ClN4. It is an odorless neonicotinoid insecticide produced under the trade names Assail, and Chipco by Aventis CropSciences. It is systemic and intended to control sucking insects on crops such as leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, pome fruits, grapes, cotton, cole crops, and ornamental plants. It is also a key pesticide in commercial cherry farming due to its effectiveness against the larvae of the cherry fruit fly.

Ashcatcher

An attachment for a water pipe that slides into the diffuser containing another water and downstem to catch the ashes. Also acts as a second chamber that filters and cools the smoke. These help keep your water pipe’s water cleaner, for longer by never letting the ashes get into the water of the main unit.

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Bifenazate (Pesticide)

Bifenazate possesses low acute toxicity by all routes of exposure (Category IV) with no evidence of dermal sensitization potential. It is non-irritating to skin and minimally irritating to eyes. Bifenazate is negative for mutagenic potential in a battery of required mutagenicity studies. Bifenazate has not yet received a human carcinogen classification since bifenazate is being considered as a non-food use pesticide and both the mouse and rat chronic toxicity/carcinogenicity studies are not required at this time. Occupational exposure to those working in a nursery or greenhouse environment is the primary source for human exposure. The MOE for post-application exposures is 114. Since bifenazate has no dietary or residential uses, an aggregate risk assessment was not required. Based on expected use pattern information bifenazate is neither mobile or persistent in the aquatic and soil environment. Bifenazate would be expected to exhibit low potential to contaminate ground and surface waters.

Bifenthrin (Pesticide)

Bifenthrin is a pyrethroid insecticide used primarily against the red imported fire ant by influencing its nerve system. It has a high toxicity to aquatic organisms. Although it is listed as a restricted use chemical in the United States, it is allowed to be sold for daily use, provided that the product sold has a low concentration of bifenthrin. Currently there is no known treatment. The chemical has been discovered and developed by FMC Corporation. Products containg Bifenthrin include Talstar, Maxxthor, Capture, Brigade, Bifenthrine, Ortho Home Defense Max, Bifen IT, Bifen L/P, Torant, Zipak, Scotts LawnPro Step 3, FMC 54800 and OMS3024.

Bong

The word “bong” is an adaptation of the Thai word baung, which refers to a cylindrical wooden tube, pipe, or container cut from bamboo, and which also refers to the bong used for smoking. Bongs have been in use by the Hmong, in Laos and Thailand, and all over Africa for centuries. One of the earliest recorded uses of the word in the West is in the McFarland Thai-English Dictionary, published in 1944, which describes one of the meanings of bong in the Thai language as, “a bamboo waterpipe for smoking kancha, tree, hashish, or the hemp-plant.”

Bowl

The part of a tobacco pipe in which the tobacco is placed (packed) to be smoked. it may have a little hole (carb) on the side of it, which you cover while you are inhaling the tobacco smoke while holding the whole pipe and smoking.

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Carbaryl (Pesticide)

Carbaryl (1-naphthyl methylcarbamate) is a chemical in the carbamate family used chiefly as an insecticide. It is a white crystalline solid commonly sold under the brand name Sevin, a trademark of the Bayer Company. Union Carbide discovered carbaryl and introduced it commercially in 1958. Bayer purchased Aventis CropScience in 2002, a company that included Union Carbide pesticide operations. It remains the third most-used insecticide in the United States for home gardens, commercial agriculture, and forestry and rangeland protection. Approximately 11 million kilograms were applied to U.S. farm crops in 1976. As a veterinary drug, it is known as carbaril.

Carbon (Virgin Coconut Carbon)

Activated Virgin Coconut Carbon is processed in a way that millions of microscopic air spaces are created; airspaces that help to capture the impurities and tars.

Carbon Downstem

This refers to our downstems that hold our 100% Virgin Coconut Carbon and/or Organic Cotton. For downstem information click here.

Carcinogen

A carcinogen is any substance, radionuclide, or radiation that is an agent directly involved in causing cancer. This may be due to the ability to damage the genome or to the disruption of cellular metabolic processes. Several radioactive substances are considered carcinogens, but their carcinogenic activity is attributed to the radiation, for example gamma rays and alpha particles, which they emit. Common examples of non-radioactive carcinogens are inhaled asbestos, certain dioxins, and tobacco smoke. Although the public generally associates carcinogenicity with synthetic chemicals, it is equally likely to arise in both natural and synthetic substances.

Concentrates

Is a form of a substance which has had the majority of its base component (in the case of a liquid; the solvent) removed.

Cotton (Organic Cotton)

Organic Cotton acts as a natural agent to filter out impurities and in doing so gives you a smoother inhalation. The use of Organic Cotton is very important as “conventional cotton is treated with synthetically produced chemicals”. In order to fully benefit from Scientific Inhalations’ breakthrough technology you should only use Organic Cotton to filter your tobacco products.

HEALTH ALERT!!!

Never use “Conventional Cotton Balls” with your device! Due to the amount of insecticides used on cotton, it has become known as the dirtiest crop. Despite the fact that cotton covers a mere 2.5% of the world’s farmland, it accounts for over 25% of the world’s insecticide usage.

Every year, the strength of those insecticides has to be increased since the bugs continually build up immunities. The top nine pesticides used are classified by the US-EPA as the most dangerous, and five of those nine are known cancer-causing chemicals.

The cottonseed hulls that aren’t used to make fabric go towards production of mattresses, cotton balls, tampons, fuel, and feed for livestock (which eventually makes its way into the milk products we consume).

The toxins sprayed onto the cotton not only affect the plant itself, but also seep into the soil compromising its nutritive value, eventually making their way into our water. In addition, when cotton is manufactured into fabric, even more harmful chemicals are added during the cleaning and dying process.

Cypermethrin (Pesticide)

A carcinogen is any substance, radionuclide, or radiation that is an agent directly involved in causing cancer. This may be due to the ability to damage the genome or to the disruption of cellular metabolic processes. Several radioactive substances are considered carcinogens, but their carcinogenic activity is attributed to the radiation, for example gamma rays and alpha particles, which they emit. Common examples of non-radioactive carcinogens are inhaled asbestos, certain dioxins, and tobacco smoke. Although the public generally associates carcinogenicity with synthetic chemicals, it is equally likely to arise in both natural and synthetic substances.

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Diazinon (Pesticide)

Diazinon (IUPAC name: O,O-Diethyl O-[4-methyl-6-(propan-2-yl)pyrimidin-2-yl] phosphorothioate, INN – Dimpylate), a colorless to dark brown liquid, is a thiophosphoric acid ester developed in 1952 by Ciba-Geigy, a Swiss chemical company (later Novartis and then Syngenta). It is a nonsystemic organophosphate insecticide formerly used to control cockroaches, silverfish, ants, and fleas in residential, non-food buildings. Diazinon was heavily used during the 1970s and early 1980s for general-purpose gardening use and indoor pest control. A bait form was used to control scavenger wasps in the western U.S. Diazinon is used in flea collars for domestic pets in Australia. Residential uses of diazinon were outlawed in the U.S. in 2004 but it is still approved for agricultural uses. An emergency antidote is atropine.

Dicofol (Pesticide)

Dicofol is an organochlorine pesticide that is chemically related to DDT. Dicofol is a miticide that is very effective against red spider mite. One of the intermediates used in its production is DDT. This has caused criticism by many environmentalists; however, the World Health Organization classifies dicofol as a Level III, “slightly hazardous” pesticide. It is known to be harmful to aquatic animals, and can cause eggshell thinning in various species of birds.

Deltamethrin (Pesticide)

Deltamethrin products are among the most popular and widely used insecticides in the world[citation needed] and have become very popular with pest control operators and individuals in the United States. This material is a member of one of the safest classes of pesticides: synthetic pyrethroids. This pesticide is highly toxic to aquatic life, particularly fish, and therefore must be used with extreme caution around water. Although generally considered safe to use around humans, it is still neurotoxic to humans. Deltamethrin is able to pass from a woman’s skin through her blood and into her breast milk.

Diffuse(er)

The diffuser serves the primary function of cooling the smoke and combustion vapors that pass through it. The surface of the bubbles come into direct contact with the water, where the temperature difference causes an exchange of heat between the hot smoke/vapor, and the cool water.

Downstem (Diffused)

The female part of a water pipes downstem that you put the actual bowl piece into that specifically has around 2-15+ small holes blown near the end of the tube that goes into the water All of our downstems are diffused.

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Fluvalinate (Pesticide)

Fluvalinate is a synthetic pyrethroid commonly used to control varroa mites in honey bee colonies.

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Grass Valley, CA

Grass Valley, CA located 64 miles north of Sacramento, CA. Situated at 2,500 feet in elevation in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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Hemp

Hemp (from Old English hænep) is a term for fiber and seed products derived from varieties of the Cannabis plant. In many countries regulatory limits for concentrations of psychoactive drug compounds (THC) in hemp encourages the use of strains of the plant which are bred for low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content or otherwise have the THC removed. Hemp is refined into products like hemp seed foods, hemp oil, wax, resin, rope, cloth, pulp, and fuel.

Hemp Wick

A device used by smokers to light the perfect bowl. It’s pretty much a rope of hemp that you light with a butane lighter which burns slowly and will be less harsh on the lungs. Normally wrapped around lighters so that it can be easily lit.

Honeycomb Diffuser

Is a glass plate that contains hundreds of holes to maximize diffusion while minimizing drag. The holes are large enough to prevent clogging, and the plate is thick enough to provide added stability and durability.

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Imidacloprid (Pesticide)

Imidacloprid is a systemic insecticide which acts as an insect neurotoxin and belongs to a class of chemicals called the neonicotinoids which act on the central nervous system of insects with much lower toxicity to mammals. The chemical works by interfering with the transmission of stimuli in the insect nervous system. Specifically, it causes a blockage in the nicotinergic neuronal pathway. This blockage leads to the accumulation of acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter, resulting in the insect’s paralysis, and eventually death. It is effective on contact and via stomach action. Because imidacloprid binds much more strongly to insect neuron receptors than to mammal neuron receptors, this insecticide is selectively more toxic to insects than mammals.

Indoxacarb (Pesticide)

Indoxacarb is an oxadiazine pesticide developed by DuPont that acts against lepidopteran larvae. It is marketed under the names Indoxacarb Technical Insecticide, Steward Insecticide and Avaunt Insecticide. It is also used as the active ingredient in DuPont’s line of commercial pesticides: Advion and Arilon. Indoxacarb is the active ingredient in a number of household insecticides, including cockroach baits, and can remain active after digestion.[4] Indoxacarb is the active ingredient in the new pet product, Activyl from Bayer. It is marketed to kill fleas on dogs and cats. Its main mode of action is via blocking of nerve sodium channels. It is fairly lipophilic with a Kow of 4.65.

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Malathion (Pesticide)

Malathion is an organophosphate parasympathomimetic which binds irreversibly to cholinesterase. Malathion is an insecticide of relatively low human toxicity. In the former USSR, it was known as carbophos, in New Zealand and Australia as maldison and in South Africa as mercaptothion.

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Neurotoxin (Pesticide)

Neurotoxin is derived from the Greek νευρών (nevron / neuron) meaning “nerve” (derived from neuro: “cord”) and Latin toxicum meaning “poison” (derived from Greek τοξικόν φάρμακον toxikon pharmakon, meaning “arrow poison”). They are an extensive class of exogenous chemical neurological insults which can adversely affect function in both developing and mature nervous tissue. The term can also be used to classify endogenous compounds which when abnormally concentrated can prove neurologically toxic. Though neurotoxins are often neurologically destructive, their ability to specifically target neural components is important in the study of nervous systems. Common examples of neurotoxins include lead, ethanol, glutamate, nitric oxide (NO), botulinum toxin, tetanus toxin, and tetrodotoxin.

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Percolator

A percolator is a filtering and cooling chamber that sits in the water pipes tube. There are a few kinds of percolators, the most common ones are tree percolators, and dome percolators.

Permethrin

Permethrin is a common synthetic chemical, widely used as an insecticide, acaricide, and insect repellent. It belongs to the family of synthetic chemicals called pyrethroids and functions as a neurotoxin, affecting neuron membranes by prolonging sodium channel activation. It is not known to rapidly harm most mammals or birds, but is dangerously toxic to cats and fish. In general, it has a low mammalian toxicity and is poorly absorbed by skin.

Pesticides

Pesticides are substances or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating any pest. They are a class f biocide. The most common use of pesticides is as plant protection products (also known as crop protection products), which in general protect plants from damaging influences such as weeds, diseases or insects.

Propiconazole

Propiconazole is a triazole fungicide, also known as a DMI, or demethylation inhibiting fungicide due to its binding with and inhibiting the 14-alpha demethylase enzyme from demethylating a precursor to ergosterol. Without this demethylation step, the ergosterols are not incorporated into the growing fungal cell membranes, and cellular growth is stopped. Propiconazole is used agriculturally on turfgrasses grown for seed and aesthetic or athletic value, mushrooms, corn, wild rice, peanuts, almonds, sorghum, oats, pecans, apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums and prunes. Propiconazole is a mixture of four stereoisomers and was first developed in 1979 by Janssen Pharmaceutica.

Pyrocatechol

Pyrocatechol also known as catechol, or 1,2-dihydroxybenzene, is an organic compound with the molecular formula C6H4(OH). It is the ortho isomer of the three isomeric benzenediols. This colorless compound occurs naturally in trace amounts. It was first discovered by destructive distillation of the plant extract catechin. About 20 million kg are now synthetically produced annually as a basic organic chemical, mainly as a precursor to pesticides, flavors, and fragrances.

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Schott

Schott AG is a German manufacturer of high-quality industrial glass products. Its main markets are household appliances, pharmaceutical industries, solar energy, electronics, optics, and automotive.

Simex

Simex is a Polish manufacturer of high-quality industrial glass products.

Splash Guard

A splash guard is simply a barrier in the tube that prevents water from splashing into your mouth. Always after the Percolators and before the Ice Catcher.

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Tebuconazole (Pesticide) & (Possible Carcinogen)

Tebuconazole is a triazole fungicide used agriculturally to treat plant pathogenic fungi. Though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration considers this fungicide to be safe for humans, it may still pose a risk. It is listed as a possible carcinogen in the United States Environmental Protection Agency Office of Pesticide Programs carcinogen list with a rating of C (possible carcinogen). Its acute toxicity is moderate. According to the World Health Organization toxicity classification, it is listed as III, which means slightly hazardous.

Tetramethrin (Pesticide)

Tetramethrin is a potent synthetic insecticide in the pyrethroid family. It is a white crystalline solid with a melting point of 65-80 °C. The commercial product is a mixture of stereoisomers. It is commonly used as an insecticide, and affects the insect’s nervous system. It is found in many household insecticide products.

Thiamethoxam (Pesticide)

Thiamethoxam is an insecticide in the class of neonicotinoids. It has a broad spectrum of activity against many types of insects. Thiamethoxam is a systemic insecticide that is absorbed quickly by plants and transported to all parts of the plant, where it acts as a deterrent to insect feeding. It is active in the stomach of the insects, and also through direct contact. The compound interferes with information transfer between nerve cells, making the insects become paralyzed. Thiamethoxam is effective against aphids, thrips, beetles, centipedes, millipedes, sawflies, leaf miners, stem borers and termites.

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Vaporizer

A vaporizer or vapouriser is a device used to extract for inhalation the active ingredients of plant material, commonly cannabis, tobacco, or other herbs or blends. Vaporization is an alternative to burning (smoking) that avoids the inhalation of many irritating toxic and carcinogenic by-products. Cannabis oil is effectively vaporized, not burned vapor. No combustion should occur, so – aside for the intended taste – very little ashy smokiness is smelled nor tasted. Vapor ideally contains minimal particulate of tar, and significantly lower concentrations of noxious gases such as carbon monoxide. Vaporizers contain various forms of extraction chambers including straight bore, venturi, or sequential venturi, and are made of materials such as metal or glass. The extracted vapor may be collected in a jar or inflatable bag, or inhaled directly through a hose or pipe. With little to no smoke produced and cooler temperatures, less material is required to achieve a given level of effect. Hence, the irritating and harmful effects of smoking are reduced, as is secondhand smoke.

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HEALTH ALERTS

Conventional Cotton Balls

Never use “Conventional Cotton Balls” with your device! Due to the amount of insecticides used on cotton, it has become known as the dirtiest crop. Despite the fact that cotton covers a mere 2.5% of the world’s farmland, it accounts for over 25% of the world’s insecticide usage.

Every year, the strength of those insecticides has to be increased since the bugs continually build up immunities. The top nine pesticides used are classified by the US-EPA as the most dangerous, and five of those nine are known cancer-causing chemicals.

The cottonseed hulls that aren’t used to make fabric go towards production of mattresses, cotton balls, tampons, fuel, and feed for livestock (which eventually makes its way into the milk products we consume).

The toxins sprayed onto the cotton not only affect the plant itself, but also seep into the soil compromising its nutritive value, eventually making their way into our water. In addition, when cotton is manufactured into fabric, even more harmful chemicals are added during the cleaning and dying process.

Over the Counter Carbon

We do not advise going to your local pet supply store and buying carbon in the fish department. No regulations are placed on carbon that is imported into the United States. The labels usually indicate to just wash throughly. Most of these individual carbon pieces are smaller in diameter, and can pass through the filter tube into your water. As the carbon soaks in your water all of the impurities are released into your water, which is not healthy.

To create our carbon, first we only use 100% Virgin Coconuts. Then every virgin coconut shell undergoes a 2,000° steam activation process. During this activation process millions of pores are created on the surface of the carbon, thus increasing the total surface

area.