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#703701 - 03/21/06 04:07 PM This is horrible. Please support by signing the petition.
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Registered: 07/15/05
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This is unbelievable. Please read as this is no joke and sign the petition against the proposal to ban organ pipes because they're made with lead.

http://www.pipes4organs.org/petition.html
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#703702 - 03/21/06 06:44 PM Re: This is horrible. Please support by signing the petition.
caperflutist Offline
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that's so dumb
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#703703 - 03/21/06 07:54 PM Re: This is horrible. Please support by signing the petition.
John Citron Offline
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Originally posted by caperflutist:
that's so dumb [/b]
That's my thought too so I wrote an email showing the support of the petition even though I can't sign it.

John
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#703704 - 03/21/06 08:54 PM Re: This is horrible. Please support by signing the petition.
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I will write one too! Ugh! Organists everywhere (and other musicians too) should be outraged.

caperflutist-a perturbed organist-in-training
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#703705 - 03/21/06 11:05 PM Re: This is horrible. Please support by signing the petition.
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organ pipes made with lead???

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#703706 - 09/23/06 04:01 PM Re: This is horrible. Please support by signing the petition.
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Wheres whippen boy when you need him...

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#703707 - 09/30/06 01:38 PM Re: This is horrible. Please support by signing the petition.
whippen boy Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 3886
Loc: San Francisco
Never fear - I'm on it. \:\)

Yes, organ pipes are made from lead, tin, and other trace elements.

The fact that the lawmakers seem to ignore is that it is not typical for organ pipes to end up in a landfill - they almost always get re-used in another organ or are melted down for recasting. Pipes manufactured in the 1500's are still in use today!

You're much more likely to have a close encounter with a lead pipe from drinking tap water, than you ever would from an organ pipe. \:D

At first, electronic organ manufacturers were thrilled by this - they could make a killing off of the demise of the pipe organ. But now it appears that their products are even more suspect. They contain lots of high-tech toxic byproducts, and like any other disposable mass-produced computer item they are much more likely to end up in a landfill.
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#703708 - 10/09/06 09:41 PM Re: This is horrible. Please support by signing the petition.
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thanks for clearing that up....

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