A thought on germ cleaners. Ever notice most cleaners kill 99.9% of germs. That .1% must be real badasses. Makes me not want to kill the other 99.9%. With them gone the .1% are free to do as they please.
So I accidentally watched an interesting movie last night. I was trying to go to sleep and thought I would put on a boring movie. I found a movie called Puncture. Turns out it’s not boring and I couldn’t sleep to it. It sparked a flame in the corruption and conspiracy part of my brain and I just can’t sleep with that going on.
On to the movie. Puncture is a movie fairly accurately based on a true story and true to this day problems. It’s about a lawyer who started a case based on a nurse that got punctured by a needle and wound up with AIDS. The nurse did not want money. She wanted someone to find out why safety needles, needles where the tip retracts for good after one use, were being kept off the market. In the few hospitals these safety needles were being used there were zero cases of needle pricks. I’ll end there with the movie and recommend you watch it.
I often see things in the work place that could be safer with no logical explanation of why on earth a safer available product is not being used.. Usually the excuse is it costs too much to but the product even when more money is being spent on the problems caused by not buying the product.
What on earth is going on?
I cant’ help but feel its corruption, politics and money-grubbing pricks.
No not that movie with the crazy kid. This is about the sun and how awful it is,well, according to articles I read on the internet. It seems the sun and its UV rays have been getting a lot of bad press these days.
I’ve come across a few articles painting the sun, tanning beds and UV rays as bad, completely bad! No good being mentioned about them at all. Sitting on the same page is usually some way over tanned woman who looks like her skin would make a nice jacket or catchers mitt. The article’s point out that skin cancer is on the rise and you should use a cream, with a bunch of funky ingredients in it, called sun screen. Make sure it’s at least spf 10000 and you re apply every 7 minutes, ok im slightly exaggerating about that.
I decided to do a little research in defense of the sun. I went on the Center For Disease Control web site and pulled up the map for skin cancer rates. There is no direct correlation between sunny states and skin cancer. In fact Texas and Florida seem to have low rates of skin cancer and deaths from melanoma. The state of Washington has higher rates for both and Washington is known for rain not sun. I also pulled up maps of prostate and colon cancer and noticed that some less sunny states seem to have higher rates of both. Why might this be if the suns UV rays are so completely bad for you?
Well it turns out UV rays are not completely bad for you. Simply put, UV b rays help convert cholesterol into Vitamin D3. This is the most effective way to get Vitamin D3 and the body will not overdose itself like you can with supplements. Why is this important? Vitamin D3 deficiency is linked to many problems including increased risk of common cancers. According to studies getting enough sun and Vitamin D3 has been shown to slow the growth of common cancers including melanoma after you already have the cancer.
On another note studies have also shown that use of certain sun screens is linked to an increased risk of skin cancer. While it is often pointed out that skin cancer rates have been on the rise since the use of tanning beds has become popular it is rarely pointed out that skin cancer rates have also been on the rise in correlation with increased use of sun screen.
Skin cancer rates are not even that high all together. They top out at about 29 per 100,000 in the worse states. However, problems associated with Vitamin D3 deficiency have considerably higher rates. Colon cancer tops out at about 58 per 100,000.
You see I’m one of those crazy freaks that thinks most things have value if used in moderation. This good for you bad for you attitude is a bunch of bs. Too much sun can be bad for you but the sun and its UV rays are not simply bad for you or simply good for you. Getting the right amount is good for you. If your red and your skin hurts, well you probably got too much. Now go crack open a cold one and get some rays!
This is my first post. Use gloves and be gentle.