Summer Topics - July 11th, 2022 Episode

Updated: Oct 17

UV and Sunscreens

LiPS: -Benzones, -Salates, -oxates, parabenz, FDC dyes, flavors, lemon citrus extract, limonene, retinol

Body: fragrance, limonene, citral,salates, -oxates, retinol

BABY: isobutane (propellant) OXYBenzone fragrance

Zinc Oxide or Titanium dioxide low risk. No nano >100 nm size


Active Ingredients: zinc oxide 20%; Inactive Ingredients: aloe barbadensis leaf juice, anthemis nobilis (chamomile) flower oil, caprylic/capric triglycerides, helinathus annuus (sunflower) see oil, hydrogenated methyl abietate, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower oil, magnesium sulfate, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, polyaminopropyl biguanide, polyglycerol-10 laurate, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, sorbitan stearate, tocopherol, water

Radiation in tobacco

Tobacco farmers use fertilizer to help their crops grow. These fertilizers contain a naturally-occurring radionuclide, radium. Radium radioactively decays to release radon gas, which then rises from the soil around the plants. As the plant grows, the radon from fertilizer, along with naturally-occurring radon in surrounding soil and rocks, cling to the sticky hairs on the bottom of tobacco leaves, called trichomes. Radon later decays into the radioactive elements lead-210 and polonium-210. Rain does not wash them away. Polonium-210 is an alpha emitter and carries the most risk.

Radon => Polonium

Excessive heat

An Excessive Heat Warning (115 degrees for a single day ) may be issued for lower criteria if it is early in the season or during a multi-day heat wave. A Heat Advisory is issued when the heat index value is expected to reach 105 to 109 degrees (east of the Blue Ridge) or 100 to 104 degrees (west of the Blue Ridge) within the next 12 to 24 hours.

Heat Cramps - legs and and w/ heavy sweating

Firm pressure on muscles. Sips of water unless nausea. Get to cool place.

Heat Exhaustion - heavy sweating. weakness, cool, clammy, fast pulse, headache, vomiting

Get cool A/C if poss. Loose clothes. Cool cloths, shower, bath. Sips. If vomit more than once go to ER

Heat Stroke - Throbbing headache, confusion, nausea, dizziness, body temperature above 103°F, hot, red, dry or damp skin, rapid and strong pulse, fainting, loss of consciousness… no fluids

CALL 911