You know what I find kind of funny. Since the American Emergency system (or warning system or whatever it is called) went to “Orange” status there have been all of these reports about going out and stocking up on food and buying lots of plastic sheets. Now stocking up on food, water, batteries etc. isn’t always a bad idea. It’s not like those things are going to sit around and go to waste even if a situation doesn’t arise but in the case of plastic sheets I have other feelings.
It’s not likely that covering your house in plastic sheets will do you any good. It’s also not likely that you would be able to block off all of the places where the “chemicals” can get in and even if you could create an air-tight enclosure you’ll likely run out of air and die anyways 🙂
Using plastic like this is akin to the “stop, drop and cover” mentality of the 1960’s (during the whole nuclear crisis). It won’t actually do anything for you but it will appease the public so their isn’t widespread panic. Crazy Americans.