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Old 02-28-2020, 06:07 PM   #1
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"In 1966, Lupe Hernandez, a student nurse from Bakersfield, California, patented the idea of an alcohol-based gel to clean hands in the absence of handwashing facilities."
I didn't know that.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...virus-covid-19
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a 10% bleach solution kills almost anything and is widely available....and is cheap...
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I have a big bottle of hand sanitizer in the van and use it after each job even though I wear rubber gloves.

I have some in my other truck and a small bottle I carry around on me for shopping carts. I used to catch a cold every year but since I've been doing that I only got a mild case in 4-5 years.
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I mostly wear gloves, and wash up after each job, once again before I eat. When I get home I hop in the shower right away.

I also clean my hand tools pretty often. I spray and wipe them down with WD40. I use a smell wire brush on the teeth on my pliers(I brush my pliers teeth....), then a light spray of Lysol on the handles.
Sometime I’ll run the torch over tools that got into something rotten, to really kill off anything.

Clean tools are happy tools.
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I wear gloves most of the time, I clean and trim my nails with my teeth. I take a bath every few months. Been about 4 years since I’ve been sick other than the sniffles. I’ve trained my body well!

Obviously I’m joking, but I’m not germaphobic, I’m a drain cleaner. Out here if you ask a HO or tenant if you can wash your hands they have no problem. If I cable a drain that’s easy with little mess, I’ll wait to wash my hands.

Today I had 4 main lines and a lav. The worst one was pulling a toilet and it was a fight at the cast to clay and the rest of the way. Last was a main standing in about 3” of sewage. I washed my hands when I got home.

Years ago I heard on the news or radio... I don’t remember, but it was a study about kids who eat their boogers and those that don’t. The ones that did eat their boogers had a stronger immune system than those who didn’t. The conclusion was the more you expose your body to foreign viruses, the easier it is for your immune system to handle them.

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I wear gloves most of the time, I clean and trim my nails with my teeth. I take a bath every few months. Been about 4 years since Iíve been sick other than the sniffles. Iíve trained my body well!

Obviously Iím joking, but Iím not germaphobic, Iím a drain cleaner. Out here if you ask a HO or tenant if you can wash your hands they have no problem. If I cable a drain thatís easy with little mess, Iíll wait to wash my hands.

Today I had 4 main lines and a lav. The worst one was pulling a toilet and it was a fight at the cast to clay and the rest of the way. Last was a main standing in about 3Ē of sewage. I washed my hands when I got home.

Years ago I heard on the news or radio... I donít remember, but it was a study about kids who eat their boogers and those that donít. The ones that did eat their boogers had a stronger immune system than those who didnít. The conclusion was the more you expose your body to foreign viruses, the easier it is for your immune system to handle them.

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I have to agree there....
I didnt have a cat to wipe the buggers on.........


but it is true and the old saying" what doesnt kill you, makes you stronger"..
what the hell do you think a flu shot is? a diluted down flu virus so your immune system can kill the weak virus and build up an immunity...
so the same difference with any contaminants you come in contact with at work...
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I have to agree there....
I didnt have a cat to wipe the buggers on.........


but it is true and the old saying" what doesnt kill you, makes you stronger"..
what the hell do you think a flu shot is? a diluted down flu virus so your immune system can kill the weak virus and build up an immunity...
so the same difference with any contaminants you come in contact with at work...
Lol!

Problem is, every time I get a flu shot, I get the flu. Two years ago my kid got the flu, expected but no one else got it.

The flu shot is basically the guess in the dark about what strain is going to pop up this winter.

Iíve had the full anthrax routine but without the first booster. That FíD me up, after the shots, and now I believe, but not as much as others I know.

The one shot I remember most was like taking a full swing of a sledgehammer to the tricep!

When deployed to East Timor we had to take malaria pills. Couldnít donate blood for X amount of years, not that I like needles anyway.

I have a hard time believing anything healthcare wise anymore. The only thing true is that The State of California is known to the State of California to cause cancer. Not the only reason I left.
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I know a guy that eels bare handed, i didnt know what the thought behind that is....
Saw an hvac guy using the fork lift as a ladder in are shop....the bosses kid
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I’ve seen guys bare hand a cable before... nope!
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I mostly wear gloves, and wash up after each job, once again before I eat. When I get home I hop in the shower right away.

I also clean my hand tools pretty often. I spray and wipe them down with WD40. I use a smell wire brush on the teeth on my pliers(I brush my pliers teeth....), then a light spray of Lysol on the handles.
Sometime Iíll run the torch over tools that got into something rotten, to really kill off anything.

Clean tools are happy tools.
I do almost exactly the same.

A 10% bleach solution is an excellent disinfectant, but it is very corrosive to most metals, and to skin. It is also deactivated in the presence of organic material, and a solution does not remain effective for long. A new one must be made every day.

A kid who eats his own boogers does not expose himself to anything that is not already there. There are studies which show that kids raised on farms with exposure to animals have stronger immune systems than those who live in cities in homes that are "too" clean, without animals. Even one dog in the house has been shown to make a difference.














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