Blowing in the wind

Blowing in the wind:The Port Clinton News Herald reports a resident of Marblehead found a mysterious powder on a magazine in his mailbox (and no, it was not a copy of Powder Magazine)

Too bad the local post office didn’t know that the CDC has already addressed this issue and that most printers have issued a statement similar to this one from Brown:

The processes of magazine and catalog printing and assembly in most plants involve the use (when either appropriate or required) of materials to reduce static electricity and to keep products from adhering to manufacturing equipment and from sticking together…These products include: De Vere Dance Wax, a granular yellow, pine scented powder and Anti-Offset Powder, a fine white, odorless powder similar in appearance to talcum powder. These materials are inert and non-hazardous.