I just knew someone would get hurt. We wouldn’t have enough food. My son wouldn’t like his presents. The carpet wasn’t clean enough. Whatever I could worry about haunted me. By the day of the party, I was clearly manic. Couldn’t sit down. I had to keep moving. Cleaning, cooking, shepherding the children, whatever helped.
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.
Incidents like this have occurred in the past many times with various foreign objects. In 1994 CNN reported that a woman found a fingertip in her salad in a restaurant. More recently, in may of 2007, The West Virginia Record brought to light a story about a man who found a condom in his iced tea at a Shoney’s in West Virginia. So what is a person to do who finds an unacceptable object in their food?
Much of the response to the threat of Giardia is overkill. A favorite scholarly article on Giardia was written by Robert L. Rockwell, PhD. It’s titled, Giardia Lamblia and Giardiasis, With Particular Attention to the Sierra Nevada. Bob Rockwell is an active mountaineer who made his first trip into the Sierra Nevada in 1952 to climb Mt. Whitney, and he repeats this climb several times annually. He has a bachelor’s degree in Physics from UC-Berkeley, and a PhD in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Biomechanics) from Stanford.
I knew I had concerns with my mental condition, but i really began to think I was going crazy. The shame associated with this thought is immense. Hiding my troubles seemed like the best option for a long time.
The server was there promptly to take my drink order. He was back in a flash and stood ready to take our orders without telling us about the special of the day.
If your child gets a case of head lice, it’s likely you’ll be making your way to the local pharmacy for a remedy. If you ask ten different experts on how to treat head lice, you’re likely to get at least ten different answers. My local health department, for example, used to provide chemical-based treatment boxes for anyone who asked for it. Now, they provide instructions for how to treat head lice with household ingredients you likely already have, such as vegetable oil.
Most rental units have many, many regulations regarding smoking, pets, parties, noise, and so on. If you were to buy a condo, you would likely have the same regulations, but if you bought your own house, you would have more freedom to live your own life. Have as many pets as you want. Throw a party every night if you want. You get the idea. If you rent, breaking those rules can get you evicted, which can be very inconvenient.