Savings / Safety Tips for September 2016 from All Safety Products, Inc.By the numbers: Foot injuries are common, and often preventable!
Many people spend a good portion of their working days on their feet, just one reason that workers should buy well-fitting, comfortable and, most importantly, appropriate shoes.
Safety is the top consideration in choosing shoes for work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 60,000 foot injuries per year result in lost work days. BLS cites a study of foot injuries that found 75 percent of the injuries occurred when workers were not in compliance. According to the National Council on Compensation Insurance, the average cost of a lost work day foot injury is $9,600. Eighty percent of all footwear injuries are caused by an object weighing no more than 30 pounds impacting the non-protective part of the shoe. Other foot hazards include weather. Cold weather workers should wear insulated boots to keep feet warm and dry.
All Safety Products provides a wide variety of protective foot wear. Visit this link, http://www.allsafetyproducts.com/industrial-footwear-boots.html .
Does everything cause cancer? Sorting out some science facts.
Everything does not cause cancer:
Does it seem sometimes as though everything we eat, breathe or do causes cancer, or birth defects, or miscarriages?
Well, here is some news for those who wonder whether anything from apples to sweetener is safe. According to Consumer's Research magazine, studies on the causes of dreaded medical problems such as cancers, miscarriages and birth defects are often misleading and almost always inconclusive. That's why a diligent consumer may read one day that power lines cause cancer and the next day that they do not.
Here are some guidelines that may take the fright factor out of reading scientific studies:
People are living longer and dying of different things. Before measles shots, some percentage of children would die of this childhood disease or another. Those children may now survive, but they will eventually die, as we all do.
As people live longer, cancer becomes more common. At the dawn of man, very few people died of cancer. Instead, they got stomped by elephants and attacked by lions. They starved. They got the plague. They froze to death.
Today, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-fourth of the adult population will get cancer and one-fifth will die of it. That doesn't mean technology and environment are responsible. It means we are living longer.
There are many cancers that occur in children, but most occur in adults. The older the population, the more likely that cancer will be a cause of death. Moreover, most cancers are not explained.
An environmental or behaviorial factor is very rarely demonstrated to cause cancer, according to Michael Fumento, author of Science Under Seige (William Morrow, New York, 1993). Smoking and lung cancer have been definitely linked.
Miscarriages are relatively common and unexplained. The rate of miscarriage after a recognized pregnancy ranges from 12.5 percent to 15 percent, Fumento writes. Since there are hundreds of millions of people in North America, that would be a large number of women experiencing miscarriage. These women are scattered all over the continent. Occasionally, more than one woman in an office building or neighborhood may have a miscarriage. This doesn't mean there is a cause in their environment.
Birth defects are not unusual and they are mostly unexplained. Of the four million babies born each year in the U.S., up to 120,000 may have birth defects. Although there is technology available that sometimes can determine causes of defects and miscarriages, at least 43 percent have an unknown cause and the rest have at least some unknown factor.
Rare diseases occasionally happen to people with unusual or dangerous occupations or environments. A rare disease may occur in a person who works in or lives near a nuclear reactor. Before linking the two events, remember that the rest of the people who have that same rare disease do not live next to or work in the nuclear reactor. Nevertheless, the others still have the rare disease.
In season now: Peas!
We know, this isn't thought of as a typical recipe. We just want to make sure you're eating your vegetables. Perhaps this delicious recipe will help you to enjoy this nutricious vegetable even more.
Green peas, also known as English or garden peas, are out of the garden and ready for dinner this month. Not only are they delicious, but they contain some surprising health benefits.
Bite for bite, peas have twice the folate of raw spinach and more fiber than cooked broccoli. Doctors have long known that getting more dietary fiber is one of the best ways to lower cholesterol, and with it the risk for heart disease.
In the intestine, the fiber in peas binds with bile from the liver and traps it in the stool. By removing bile, which is very high in cholesterol, the body automatically brings cholesterol levels down.
Here's an important, but little-known fact: The chlorophyllin in peas has a special molecular shape that allows it to grab cancer-causing chemicals in the body. Nutrition experts at the University of Toronto say the chlorophyllin attaches to carcinogens and helps prevent them from being absorbed. They recommend eating peas and other bright, green vegetables as often as possible.
Studies in Denmark show that the fiber in peas can result in a reduction of total triglyceride levels if eaten regularly for just two weeks. Peas fresh from the garden have more nutrients than others. Canned peas lose some nutrients, but frozen are almost as good as fresh.
Though the pods of some peas are edible, the peas themselves contain most of the fiber, folate, niacin, phosphorus, riboflavin, thiamin, vitamin C, and vitamin A.
For a nutritious treat,
Cook a 16-oz bag of frozen peas in 1/4 cup of water for 3 minutes.
Drain and add 1 tablespoon minced chives, 2 teaspoons minced tarragon, 2 tablespoons butter, and a sprinkle of salt.
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