Fact of the day…

This is random, but it is SO important. You know how your mom and your teachers always told you to cover your sneeze with your arm so that the bacteria does not enter the air. This is because the bacteria may find its way into someone’s air passage and create a virus..

Did you know that not closing the toilet seat does the same thing… Here’s why you should put the toilet seat down when you flush,

 

When you flush a toilet, the swirling water that removes your waste from the bowl also mixes with small particles of that waste, shooting liquid feces into the air.

Many new toilets have decreased the amount of water that is used, which results in less particles entering the air.

The most important thing that I learned in this article by Sean Kane, is that even after you flush, particles and bacteria may still live in the toilet. Therefore it is important to keep the lid shut all the time, unless in use.

What about in public places? Where there is usually no lid? Exit at the time of flushing, flushing the toilet should be the last step before existing the restroom.

This may seem gross to some people, but one simple step in your every day practice can ultimately help avoid bacteria entering your body, or even getting on your items in your bathroom.

Sorry for this gross information, but its part of my every day routine now, before you flush, close the lid. Super easy!

 

Remember you can change the world!

 

Copy and paste this link to read the article I used for this post!

http://www.businessinsider.com/flushing-toilet-seat-up-sprays-water-germs-2016-3

Tobacco

I am a health science major at Keene State and I have learned a lot about different health risks. The most interesting thing I learned this past semester was a shocking statistic that I was unsure of if it was true. It led me to some research that I would like to share with everyone. In this blog I am not trying to stop people from activities they enjoy, or believe in, but to educate. Many of the things I will discuss are just ways to educate individuals to the movement to a better world.

“Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, imposing a terrible toll in health, lives and dollars on families, businesses and government. Tobacco kills more than 480,000 people annually – more than AIDS, alcohol, car accidents, illegal drugs, murders and suicides combined.” -TobaccoFreeKids.org

When I heard this in class I was thinking ” No way! Tobacco use is legal, and we focus so much on illegal drugs, alcohol misuse,  prevention on AIDs, suicide and many other health risks.

Although the amount of people smoking cigarettes has decreased year after year, it still is a major issue. Do you think that the chemicals could be changed in the cigarettes to make them less deadly?  Is vaping better for you? How can this information be advertised? What would happen if tobacco products became illegal? Could the government change the age of being able to purchase tobacco products to age 21?  Let me know what you think!

 

Image of body in silhouette with the text: Risks From Smoking. Smoking Can Damage Every Part of the Body

 

 

You can change the world!

 

 

Copy and Paste these links to check out where I got my information!

https://www.tobaccofreekids.org/facts_issues/toll_us/

https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fast_facts/

Cowspiracy

Today January 5th, I have watched the film Cowspiracy: The Sustainable Secret. This film is great for education on how animal agriculture is killing our environment. I really suggest all to watch this film, not to become vegetarian, or vegan, but to be educated on what environmentalists are focusing  on and how each individual can make a change.

Check it out today on netflix, and comment what you think. My goal for this blog is to also create conversation within individuals. All comments are welcomed.

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You can change the world.