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Tuesday, June, 17, 2008

Stain Glass and Salmonella

Filed under: buddies, news — mete23 @ 9:16 pm

Glass is made from the abundant silicon found on earth. Stain glass is colored from various metals that get oxidized.

Glass was usually coloured by adding metallic oxides to the glass while in a molten state in a clay pot over a furnace. Glass coloured in this way was known as pot metal. Copper oxides were added to produce green, cobalt for blue, and gold was added to produce red glass.

So now onto the hype about salmonella in tomatoes. Here is the real truth. Last week, 167 people from 17 states were diagnosed for salmonella.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems. Healthy people hit with the pathogen often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

So Ting, those tomatoes from the tacos should be okay except that the FDA is linking the bacteria infected tomatoes to be from Mexico. Fear not, we are considered healthy, so salmonella is not completely deadly.

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1 Comment »

  1. i was almost right! colored sand…colored molten glass… samething 😛

    Comment by zigaboo — Wednesday, June, 18, 2008 @ 11:34 am


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