But I pull into Taco Bell anyway, because that’s what Americans do. Fast food. We spend billions of dollars and half the water in America to make a food item you ingest in just under two minutes.
The problem is for every single suspected pollutant, there is an individual test. Therefore, the cost of testing can rise very quickly indeed. If you do decide to carry out a drinking water test how do you find a qualified laboratory? The easiest way is to ask your local water authority or the state health department to recommend an independent testing laboratory.
Paying the bills. Often rental units come with some utilities that are paid for you, like water and sewage, or hydro, or gas. And it’s nice to turn up the heat on those chilly days knowing that someone else is paying for it. And if you can’t pay your bills, there are consequences.
You should avoid going to the ER if you think you have been exposed or are symptomatic. ER’s south of here are becoming overwhelmed – and I mean that – already. It is coming in waves, but the waves are getting bigger.
The dosage listed is for treated city water, so lake and stream water will likely need the higher amounts. Use only liquid bleach that contains 5.25% to 6% sodium hypochlorite and doesn’t have any perfumes, dyes, or other additives. Be sure to read the label. Treating with bleach should be thought of as an emergency method. Although countless websites list this method of treatment, they do not show data for effectiveness against giardia, cryptosporidium, and other pathogens. And these sources do not list the effects of long-term use on the body.
Getting help: It starts by admitting you have a problem and you need help. Talk to someone about it, be it a family member or a friend. You shouldn’t be alone with this because then it will be easier to slip back to depression when you do not have a support system. There are organizations that specially facilitate alcoholism therapies.
I just knew someone would get hurt. We wouldn’t have enough food. My son wouldn’t like his presents. The carpet wasn’t clean enough. Whatever I could worry about haunted me. By the day of the party, I was clearly manic. Couldn’t sit down. I had to keep moving. Cleaning, cooking, shepherding the children, whatever helped.
What a Dork! Did I already tell you I got a “D” in Spanish? I don’t deserve to imitate the Spanish language, much less imitate it in public. But the Taco Bell menu makes me stupider than stupid just by looking at it. The cheese on all those menu items just pulls out my cheesy faux Spanish accent.