What's On Top Can Hurt You

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On Sunday a family went to a picnic with a few drinks in tin cans. Monday, two family members were admitted to the hospital and placed in the Intensive Care Unit. He died on Wednesday. Autopsy results concluded it was Leptospirosis. The virus, stuck to the tin cans, was drank, without the use of glasses / cups. Test results showed the tin was infected with Leptospira; caused by dried mice urine.   Highly recommended to rinse the parts evenly on all soda cans before drinking it. Cans are usually stored in the warehouse and delivered direct to retail stores without cleaning. The top of a beverage can can be more contaminated than public toilets (full of germs and bacteria.)


          This is the article which appeared on Facebook. I have been told for years about the bacteria and viruses rodents carry. Every time I get a can of soda from the machine I swipe the top with my shirt, but, to be honest, that swipe really needs to be made with something that can kill bacteria without making a horrible taste. We are so busy, and we depend on convenience foods to help us finish our tasks, that it easy to forget we share our world with daily pollution, bacteria, viruses and disease until we read a story like above. It is not just cans of soda that carry this problem and it is not just mice. Think of all the canned goods that travel from warehouse to truck to warehouse to truck to store and then to your house which might just be home to a mouse. All kinds of bugs share our world and these occasionally cross with our food depositing eggs as well as feces on items. This can make us sick and our family sick. If we can remember the phrases "Cleanliness is next to Godliness" and "Say your prayers before you eat;" we might just save lives. Think of God and clean your food before you eat it, and be thankful he is there to remind us so we can live healthier, longer lives.

          To make this point, in the days of Moses the people were told to "oil their plates" or throw away the clay plates. Turns out the oil kept bacteria from forming in the plates thus keeping people from becoming very sick from unseen germs. The people were nomadic. Once an area was reaching a point of infestation God moved them. Without microscopes these people would never know why He did what He did, only, that they lived healthier and longer. Interesting, huh?



          On a similar note plastic bottles kept in hot warehouses have been noted to leech plastic particles into product. Also overheated diet soda has an ingredient that potentially changes to a harmful chemical compound which can leave drinkers fatigued, sick, or even dead. I'm researching these, but my time is constrained at the moment. I'm sure the info is out there to learn more.