Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2009: Education And Information Events: Part 2

The law in New york permits anyone who has been injured by another to bring a lawsuit for compensation. This law originated from common law and goes back hundreds of years. In fact in some religions there is evidence that this type of law goes back thousands of years. It makes good common sense. If another person causes you harm, you are entitled to obtain money to pay for your medical expenses, your lost earnings, your future lost earnings, the damage to your property, and of course, compensation for the pain and suffering you endured.

First of all, most cities/counties have legal zoning laws which ban home business’s unless you apply and are approved for a variance. If you are only doing a few cakes a week then the expenses of having a legal baking facility may not be sensible for you. On the other hand, if you intend on having starting a cake business from home for real versus a money making hobby there are a few things you should do.

Even my marriage suffered during this trying time. There was virtually no productive communication between my husband and myself. He called me on his way home from work simply to gauge my mood. He always wondered what he would find to greet him upon returning home from a long day. Would he find his chipper young wife dashing about putting the final touches on dinner, while finishing up the homework with the kids? Maybe tonight would be a bad one. He would enter our home to find me laying on the couch with the kids warming up a bowl of Spaghetti Os in the microwave.

Some experts talk about running water being safer than still water, but studies have found lake water to be among the cleanest because the ultraviolet rays of the sun kill bacteria near the surface. When taking water from a lake or pond, take water under the surface, but near the surface. Check the rate of water that is flowing into and out of the lake. Are there any stock animals or other animals that could make the water impure?

Caregivers can be hired through an agency or privately. Some advantages to an agency are that caregivers are pre-trained and screened, their benefits are paid for, and there is back-up in case they don’t show up. They have a supervisor who should be monitoring the care they provide. One disadvantage is the caregiver receives only a portion of the money that you pay. A second is loyalty may be more to the agency than to you.

Needles should not be re-used; not only for health reasons but also because after a needle is used once it becomes dull and does not pierce the skin as it should. This could leave choppy or uneven lines. Most people do not know the proper procedure for operating sterilizing equipment correctly and blindly use contaminated hardware on their customers. It is imperative that a hospital grade autoclave be used in the sterilizing technique. It is also necessary that this piece of equipment be tested regularly to ensure that it is functioning on optimum levels necessary for sterilization as per your local health department.

Water-borne pathogens are disease-causing bacteria, viruses, and protozoa you can get from impure water. Protozoa are hard-shelled, single-cell parasites, or cysts, that range from 2 to 15 microns in size. The giardia lamblia cyst is one of the most common water-borne parasites in the United States. Cryptosporidium is also a protozoa, and cryptosporidiosis exhibits symptoms similar to giardiasis, including diarrhea, fatigue, fever, weight loss, nausea, and vomiting. Bacteria are smaller than protozoa, and range in size from .2 to 10 microns. They include E. coli and salmonella. Viruses are even smaller at .004 to .1 microns, and carry diseases like hepatitis.

Boiling is the oldest and most basic way to purify water. A rolling boil will destroy any pathogens. You can kill microorganisms at sustained heat that is less than a boil, but it’s difficult to measure in the field. Make sure the water is actually boiling. A rolling boil is big bubbles that shake the pan, not a few tiny bubbles on the bottom of the pan. To be safe, bring the water to a rolling boil for 3 to 5 minutes. As a general rule, add one minute of boiling time for each 1,000 feet of elevation above sea level. If you’re using the water for cooking, there’s no extra time, fuel weight, or cost involved. But boiling water for drinking is slow and tedious, and adds to the weight of the fuel in your pack. The real weight of boiling water is the weight of the extra fuel you need to carry.