I'm not exactly a scientific person, however I agree with Mick on this one. I've grown up in several states over the years, each one having different textures of snow, if any at all so when places such as Tennessee recieve so much snow in such a short period it's easy to see why they are so easily fooled. However, I feel it is completely irresponsible to come up with such an extreme answer. No matter where you are in the world the snow you recieve will always have dirt and other particles in it because it's not fully cleansed During the water cycle. Anyone who grew up in the north should have the common knowledge that you still hav to boil snow and send it through a strainer to clean it out if you wanted to make it drinkable. As for the smell of plastic, it's definitely not the snow you are smelling. Think about it, does smell like plastic as it is falling from the sky? How about before you take the lighter to it? Only after you have taken the lighter to it does t smell like plastic. Then the only reasonable answer is it's not the snow but from the butane itself. Instead of jumping to conclusions and making these ridiculous videos, please do some research because these kinds of things can send a lot of people with panic disorders among other things into chaos.