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#292801 - 07/21/19 09:37 PM Re: Summer car prep [Re: teacher]
Ren Offline

Registered: 11/05/07
Posts: 239
Nat Geo this month

Exposed to extreme heat, plastic bottles may ultimately become unsafe


#292802 - 07/21/19 11:03 PM Re: Summer car prep [Re: teacher]
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Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 2151
Loc: Colorado
100% pure water will kill you too, if you drink enough of it.

I had a friend who was training to run a marathon. He drank lots of water during training. So much so, that the docs had sidelined him and were planning on putting in a heart pacemaker. His electrolytes were all out of whack. Why the docs jumped right to the pacemaker plan without seriously addressing the electrolyte imbalance is a mystery. My friend is a PA in healthcare, and huddling with all his other PA and NP buddies, the group decision was for him to stop drinking so much water. Problem fixed. Electrolytes returned to normal. Heart arrhythmias ceased. No pacemaker. Ran a later marathon.

It wasn't the BPA. It was the pure H2O.

#292818 - 07/23/19 12:02 AM Re: Summer car prep [Re: haertig]
UncleGoo Offline

Registered: 12/06/06
Posts: 377
Loc: CT
Originally Posted By: haertig
...Why the docs jumped right to the pacemaker plan without seriously addressing the electrolyte imbalance is a mystery...

This may have been a case of "when all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail": I was in an explosion, had 2nd and 3rd degree burns on my face, scalp, and ears. After the ER, I went to a plastic surgeon, who gave me a jar of silvidine (sp?) and told me to scrub my head twice a day for two weeks, then come back. His mindset was that there would inevitably be scar tissue and he would clean that up afterwards.
AuntGoo is an Occupational Therapist and part of her schooling was burn therapy. She did the burn debridement for me (there was NO way that I could have done that for myself) and minimized the scarring--the plastic surgeon didn't get any business from me.

#292819 - 07/23/19 12:04 AM Re: Summer car prep [Re: teacher]
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7260
Loc: southern Cal
Because there is more money in implanting pacemakers???
Geezer in Chief

#292834 - 07/27/19 10:35 PM Re: Summer car prep [Re: teacher]
Burncycle Offline

Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 547
Will a cooler sufficiently buffer out the highs and low extremes in a car during the summer and winter such that medicines and other things won't go bad? Say you use the car nearly every day, but it sits for a couple days on weekends.

What about a yeti / ozark trail vacuum thermos with the medicine in there, inside the cooler?

Edited by Burncycle (07/27/19 10:36 PM)

#292836 - 07/28/19 07:03 PM Re: Summer car prep [Re: teacher]
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Registered: 08/05/17
Posts: 33
FWIW, I stored a a bottle of yellow Heet, alcohol, for a small stove carried in car trunk. Bottle not opened, seal intact, but about a third to a half evaporated through the plastic bottle over several years. Surprised me.

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