Re: First Aid Kits
Mark Arend (arend@CENTURYINTER.NET)
Tue, 1 Sep 1998 16:17:05 -0500
Re: first aid kits in automobiles/trailers/etc:
Don't forget that these things should be gone over on a regular basis. Here
in Wisconsin the temperature can range from 15 or 20 degrees (F) below 0 in
the winter to over 100 above in the summer (and that's outside temperature,
not inside a closed car in the hot sun).
I know it's crazy but we like it here anyway.
Anyway, in these temperature ranges the supplies loose their effectiveness.
Anyone have any guidelines as to when replacements are needed (annually?,
every 6 months?)
Re: the recommendations of using super glue & duct tape for first aid:
This sort of thing concerns me. Perhaps it's my paranoia coming through but
I worry about stuff like this. There's been too many times where something
has been thought harmless and then long-term effects have proven otherwise.
Hey, 35 years ago doctors said it was OK for kids to play with mercury; now
it's toxic waste.
I choose not to use anything for medical or cooking purposes that hasn't
been approved for that use. It's no guarantee but the odds are better.
Mark W. Arend
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