Silver Ion, the answer to staying clean?

October 29, 2007

Does anyone have experieince using silver ions to cleann? I read where before refrigeration people would put a silver dollar (back when silver was really silver) in their milk and the milk would stay fresh longer.  Anyone have any experience with this?

Here’s a product that’s says silver ions work to kill bacteria.


French Clay found to KILL MRSA Bacteria

October 26, 2007

The Science Daily reports that a particular type of clay in France can kill the antibiotic resistant MRSA bacteria.
Much of the evidence is antidotal but the reports are compelling. Of course, anyone who receives the clay as a treatment starts pursing their lips, talks like Zeez, and they look down on Americans who haven’t a clue if a noun is male, female or impersonal. Still, it’s beats dying.

Restaurant Cleanliness

October 24, 2007

I just returned from dinner with my husband.  In this particular restaurant, which was quite good, I had a great view of the kitchen.

I watched an employee roll up the rubber mat that covers the kitchen floor and then sweep.  This was prime dinning time mind you, and he’s sweeping!  How many germs were kicked up into the air from his sweeping?

I thought sweeping was supposed to be done at the end of the night.

12 germy places and what to do about it.

October 24, 2007

Here’s a great article about some very germy places.  How many did you know about before you read the article?

Which ones were new to you?

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Germs in Traffic

October 3, 2007

Okay, this you are not going to believe. I’m sitting at a stoplight. I look in my rearview mirror.  The driver is picking his cuticle.  No big deal right?  We’ve all done it.  Well, this guy–after he pulled off the juicy piece of skin–ATE IT.  I’m not making this up.  And it wasn’t just once, like maybe I imagined it or he was pulling the paper back off a nut roll.  NO. He was picking at his fingers and then, like a monkey picking off fleas put the tiny morsel in his mouth.   Under our fingernails is a very dirty place.  The skin adjacent to it must be just a dirty.  So if you have hanging cuticles.  Get a manicure!

Food Safety Tips

October 1, 2007

Did you know that: 

  • the meats at the bottom in the Meat Dept of your grocery store were colder and therefore may have fewer bacteria on them?
  • the back and bottom of your refrigerator were the coldest spots?

Guess it’s time to remove all those half filled bottles of jams and maynaise in the back so I have room for my chicken thighs.

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