Re: Cutting boards and vegetarians
From: Victoria (
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 21:41:20 -0700 (MST)
Well said Helen!!

Trillium Hollow
Portland, OR
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> The most dangerous thing of all is not the germs themselves but the amount
> of them. When someone consumes an infected half-cooked chicken that's been
> left out in the sun for 5 hours or the juice from the meat that had been
> thawed on their counter for a whole day, they get exposed to a very large
> number of pathogens. However, that still doesn't spell an eminent death,
> unless someone allows these bacteria to continue multiplying within the
> for hours -- which is what happens when aggressive anti-diarrheal drugs
> given right away. That is the absolutely worst thing you can do to that
> person! Homeopathic Arsenicum is one of the best lifesavers here.
> Cleaning product companies are creating virtual hysteria with more and
> powerful and toxic products poured into our toilet bowls and --
> eventually -- into our rivers. It amazes me that some of those chemicals
> even allowed to be sold to the public, take phenol for example, which is
> used in biohazardous labs to sterilize the countertops! Most of these
> are dangerous to inhale. Who in the world needs an antibacterial soap at
> home? When my son started crawling he literally ate every thing he was
> to find on the floor, street, or a sand box and he never got sick, and
> neither do animals or people from the rest of the world. It is important
> kids to develop an immunity to all the common microbes in the house and
> same should be applied to a cohousing community - everyone should get used
> to everyone else's germs and there'll be much less asthma around. Good
> hygiene is very important in the kitchen, but within reason.
> Cleaning product companies' propaganda is carefully channeled along two
> target messages: 1) your house must look, smell, and feel like a hospital
> be safe for your kids to live in and 2) that is how the rich live. And
> even get me started on the exploitation of all those women whose lives and
> savings are going down that sterilized drain . . .
> And yet, in spite of all this, Americans just don't wash and dry their
> properly after visiting public bathrooms, and, even if they do, they then
> touch everything inside. Go figure:-)
> Helen
> Riverdale cohousing, Toronto

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