4 Simple Tips That Could Save You Life

Protect yourself with these simple tips you can do that reduce your risks and might save your life from Carbon monoxide, tap water, microwaves and fire.

Simple tips you can do that could save your life.  There are many obvious opportunities to be proactive in your life.  Perhaps a better known one is to change the batteries in your smoke detectors with the time zone change each spring and fall. 

1. Carbon monoxide - deadly gas - colorless - odorless - invisible

It can leak from a furnace or water heater and oftentimes people don't know there is a problem until someone becomes very ill or dies. 

The easiest thing to do to prevent this is to buy a carbon monoxide detector and place it near your furnace and water heater so that you will be made aware that there is a leak.

2. Know that you can start a fire by filling up your gas tank

Static electricity from your skin can be transferred to the gas vapors and this can then start a fire in your gas tank. 

Simple ways to prevent this are to never get in and out of your car when filling up your tank.  Never smoke while filling up your tank. 

  • Leave cell phones and pagers in your car. 
  • Touch your car with your hand before touching the nozzle to put gas into your car as this will eliminate any static electricity on your skin.
  • Also don't talk on your cell phone while filling your gas tank. 

3. Most are aware that unfiltered tap water is not good to drink

Water is the essence of life. Making up roughly 65 percent of our muscles and brain tissue, it is the most important nutrient in our body. Only oxygen is craved by the body more than water.

The city of Montreal is warning pregnant women and young children not to drink unfiltered tap water from some areas of the city because of lead levels. (March 7, 2008) Risk is associated with pre-1960's homes where lead was used in construction. 

The most serious case of water contamination in Canadian history resulted in seven people dead and 2,300 ill after Walkerton's water supply became contaminated with manure spread on a farm near the town.  Walkerton Ontario was a clear example of municipal water management gone awry and where will it strike next?  The responsibility for health is solely in our individual hands.

With all the pollution and toxins in our environment our municipal water system just does not do a good enough job eliminating these things from our drinking water. 

Because of this it is necessary to have a good whole house filtration system installed.  If you can't afford this then at least get a filtration system hooked up to your kitchen sink. 

Distilled water is not the best choice as it takes all the minerals out of the water.  One of the best choices is a reverse osmosis system. 

You see bottled water everywhere but be warned that there are no Federal regulations on bottled water so what is in the next bottle of water you purchase may be the very same water coming out of your tap at home. 

Over a period of several years, the best and cheapest way to get good water is with a filter system installed at your home.

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4. Throw your microwave oven away

Or use it as a bread box!

There is a reason why microwave ovens are banned in Europe.  Well, that's at best wishful but some of the earliest research into the effects of microwaved food was conducted in the 1950s in Russia.   That research indicated bigger dangers than destruction of nutrients.

Russian researchers found that people who ate microwaved foods had a statistically higher incidence of stomach and intestinal cancers, a general degeneration of peripheral cellular tissues, and a gradual breakdown of the digestive and excretory systems. Due to chemical alterations within the food, they had lymphatic malfunctions, causing a degeneration of the body’s immune system.

For instance, microwaving milk and cereal grains converted some of their amino acids into carcinogens, thawing frozen fruits converted their glucoside and galactoside containing fractions into carcinogenic substances, and carcinogenic free radicals were formed in microwaved plants, especially root vegetables.

They also reported structural degradation leading to decreased availability of Vitamins B, C, E and essential minerals at a rate of 60 to 90 percent in all foods tested. 

As a result of that research, the Soviets banned the use of microwave ovens in 1976 and issued an international warning on the health hazards, both biological and environmental, of microwave ovens and similar frequency electronic devices.

The ban has since been over-turned and the rest of the world appears not to have headed the warning.  Meanwhile, researchers from the Spanish scientific research council CEBAS-CSIC found that cooking by microwave is the worst way to preserve at least one key nutrient in vegetables.

According to Dr. Cristina Garcia-Viguera, co-author of the study, microwaved broccoli loses 97 percent, 74 percent, and 87 percent of the three major cancer-protecting antioxidant compounds (flavonoids, sinapics and caffeoyl-quinic derivatives).

By comparison, steamed broccoli loses 11 percent, 0 percent and 8 percent of the very same antioxidants. In 1991, Dr. Hertel and Dr. Blanc of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the University Institute for Biochemistry published a research paper indicating that food cooked in microwave ovens could pose a greater risk to health than food cooked by conventional means.

An article also appeared a Swiss environmental magazine entitled Journal Franz Weber, which stated that the consumption of food cooked in microwave ovens had cancerous effects on the blood as indicated by an increase of leukocytes, which could indicate cell damage, after eating microwaved substances.

As soon as Doctors Hertel and Blanc published their results, the authorities reacted. In 1992, a powerful trade organization, the Swiss Association of Dealers for Electro-apparatuses for Households and Industry, known as FEA forced the Swiss courts to issue a “gag order” against them. The following year, Dr. Hertel was convicted for “interfering with commerce” and prohibited from further publishing his results. However, the following year he successfully fought and won the decisions.

You are paying a great price for this convenience

In a study by Dr. Radwan Farag of Cairo University, it was discovered that just two seconds of microwave energy destroys all the enzymes in a food, thus increasing our enzyme deficiency and altering the frequency of the food. 

Microwaves can be detected up to 1500 feet away from the oven.  Heating proteins in the microwave for 10 minutes or more may create a new, harmful type of protein.  Also, microwave radiation has been known to leak and could disrupt the delicate balances in cellular growth.

In reality, there are a lot of studies, none very positive so the best course of action for the safety of all concerned should be a ban on the devices known as microwaves.   Keep yours and use it as a bread box!

That's 4 easy life saving tips to share with your family and friends.

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