If you can avoid carrying too much water, you’ll enjoy a far lighter pack. Your ability to find safe water and know how and when to treat it is a valuable skill. Pathogens can sometimes be found in water that seems safe. Much of the water we find outdoors is safe, especially at high elevations and when you’re near the original source. Always consider what is upstream and err on the side of caution if you don’t know what you are above. Does the water look clear? Don’t worry too much about small animal life in the water. Worry more if there isn’t any life in the water and ask why.
The way the test kit works is very simple. A small spring-action device pricks the little finger. A few drops of blood are placed on the test paper. The sample is sent in an envelope to a lab where the results will be determined. Results are often received over the phone. The privacy is secured with a password. This password is only known by the patient and the lab to ensure confidentiality. You do not have to supply the lab with your name or address. You are provided with a PIN number with your kit that you will use to identify yourself.
Good! So, how do we even the trade playing field and protect ourselves? Consider this, (it came from an accountant friend): If 20 million Americans took a pass on buying just worth of Chinese-made goods, we’d reverse the trade deficit. To put it another way, we’d have a trade surplus with the Chinese.
According to AP news, somebody in China fell asleep at the switch when melamine was added to baby formula, candy and an unknown number of other products. The baby formula wound up sickening 53,000 Chinese infants and killed four more.
The Associated Press said that they were not able to get anyone from the Seneca Foods Corp. to comment on the incident. The Pathmark store has removed the rest of the similar cans of green beans from their shelf as a safeguard.
The health department is located at 850 N. 6thSt. The cost for vaccinations for children 18 and under is per person. You can contact the health department at 325-676-6203 or 325-692-5600.
It was about 12:15 pm when I arrived. Hubby was slightly ahead of me and had been seated by the time I got there. He left my name at the host stand and the host cheerfully directed me to the table.