Heat-Wave – Dos & Don’ts

Heat-Wave – Dos & Don’ts

Heat Wave conditions can result in physiological strain, which could even result in death.  To minimize the impact during the heat wave and to prevent serious ailment or death because of heat stroke, the following measures are useful: Dos Listen to Radio, watch TV, read Newspaper for local weather forecasts to know if a heat wave is on the way. Drink sufficient water and as often as possible, even if not thirsty. Wear lightweight, light-coloured, loose fitting and porous cotton…

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Tips to Preserve your Jewellery

Tips to Preserve your Jewellery

By following some simple tips, your jewellery can be preserved for generations. Remove your jewellery before bathing. Accumulated soap diminishes gold’s colour and lusture. After wearing an ornament, wipe it gently with a cotton cloth dabbed with lukewarm water. Avoid washing your jewellery in a wash basin. You might wash away small, loosely-set stones or parts of your ornament. Gently use a toothbrush or any other soft object to remove visible dirt accumulations. Chlorine can damage your ornaments. So remember…

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Measures in Case of a Gas Leak

Measures in Case of a Gas Leak

Precautionary measures in case of Gas Leak Don’t Smoke or strike a match Don’t turn on light Don’t operate any electrical appliance Don’t use a lighter Don’t use a cell phone or telephone Don’t start any vehicle in the area of a plausible gas leak Alert others and leave immediately Open doors and windows Call the fire department, cops or gas company from another location Helping Burn Victims Run cool, not cold water over the burnt area Don’t immerse severe…

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Lights, Sound, Chemical Reaction

Lights, Sound, Chemical Reaction

Types of Firecrackers and their Composition BOMBS: These include atom bombs, sutli bomb and even a chain or a string of a thousand crackers. Chemicals: A black powder, also known as gun powder, which contain charcoal, sulphur and potassium nitrate. A tight paper tube with a fuse is used to light the powder. Metal: A composition used in a firecracker might have aluminum instead of or in addition to charcoal to brighten the explosion Gun Powder = Charcoal + Potassium…

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Colours of Hazard

Colours of Hazard

Chemicals compounds used as colourants in fireworks, and their impact on health. Blazing Reds Lithium Compounds Toxic, irritating fumes when burnt Glittering Greens Barium Nitrate Can irritate respiratory tract, have possible radioactive fallout Brilliant Whites Aluminium Contact dermatitis, bio-accumulation Blues Copper Compounds Cancer risk, bio-accumulation Glitters Effects Antimony sulphide Toxic smoke, possible carcinogen   OTHER COMPOUNDS Sulphur Dioxide Acid rain Potassium Nitrate Carcinogenic, toxic dust Ammonium / Potassium Perchlorate Contaminate ground water, may cause thyroid problems Lead Dioxide / Nitrate…

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