Tip of the day

Ok... who has a dishwasher?  (And no... I'm not referring to a person)  If you do and you use it regularly, here's a tip for you.  Always do a second rinse of your dishes after washing them.  Automatic dishwasher soap is actually quite toxic.  We always do a second rinse around here and I would strongly recommend that ya'll do as well.  
Here are some of the symptoms of dishwasher soap poisioning:

  • Eyes, ears, nose, and throat
    • Severe pain in the throat
    • Severe pain or burning in the nose, eyes, ears, lips, or tongue
    • Loss of vision
    • Throat swelling (which may also cause breathing difficulty)
  • Heart and blood circulation
    • Low blood pressure -- develops rapidly
    • Collapse
    • Severe change in blood acid levels, which can lead to organ damage
  • Lungs
    • Breathing difficulty (from inhalation)
  • Skin
    • Irritation
    • Burns
    • Necrosis (tissue death) in the skin or underlying tissues
  • Stomach and intestines
    • Severe abdominal pain
    • Vomiting, may be bloody
    • Burns of the esophagus (food pipe)
    • Blood in the stool                                                                                                             
So, the moral of the story is.... Do a second rinse.  It's as simple as that.  Oh yea... and don't suck on these things.

I know they look like candy but.... they're not.  :)

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