Uniblurb3
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Re: Let's Talk About the Weather - The New Temp Thread

Neat link Spd but "burst my bubble" about hydrogen peroxide disinfecting cuts. Have used it since a kid and still do. Well, maybe if you have dirt in a cut it will bubble it out?? :smileywink:

 

Myth #4 – Hydrogen Peroxide is a Good Way to Disinfect a Cut?
Before we started this demo, Dr. Oz  asked how many people in the audience have used hydrogen peroxide to clean a cut. We were both surprised to see that almost the entire audience raised their hands. Perhaps we should not be surprised, after all, it says right on the bottle that it can be used to disinfect a cut. Hydrogen peroxide works as a disinfectant by releasing oxygen when it comes in contact with an enzyme in the body called catalase. That is why putting hydrogen peroxide on an open cut will create bubbles — the bubbles  are actually filled with oxygen and in some cases that oxygen-rich environment can kill bacteria. The downside is that it can also harm healthy cells surrounding the cut. Some evidence also points to the fact that the reaction happens to fast in a cut to make much of a difference.  For that reason, hydrogen peroxide is not a good choice for disinfecting most cuts although it is used in other applications for disinfecting.

 

Seems colder than heck here, will be even worse mid-week, but Miami in the living room (90 degrees) with wood stove blasting. :smileyvery-happy:

 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Snow Showers
31° F | 20° F
Snow Showers
27° F | 18° F
Chance of Snow
25° F | 13° F
Partly Cloudy
25° F | 11° F
Partly Cloudy
29° F | 18° F
Snow Showers
30% chance of precipitation
Snow Showers
30% chance of precipitation
Chance of Snow
30% chance of precipitation
Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy

 

 


spd2demun wrote:

Dr. Oz says:smileyvery-happy:

 

MYTH #3: CATCH A COLD FROM COLD WEATHER
 
If a virus is present in the air, anyone can catch it. It is about the germs—not the
temperature or what you are wearing that will get you infected.  

Cold weather does allow viruses to live longer and in the winter. When you spend more

time inside, you may be more likely to become infected the virus. Nevertheless, you
cannot just catch a cold from being outside in the winter. 


 

 

 

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