Shocking Water.

first_imgWashing foods with electrolyzed water can sometimes be up to10 times more effective at killing harmful bacteria than traditionalrinsing techniques, according to one University of Georgia scientist.”Currently, the food industry washes foods with a chlorinesolution to kill bacteria,” said Yen Con Hung, a food scientistat UGA’s Center for Food Safety and Quality Enhancement in Griffin,Ga. “This method is effective, but it takes time to mix thechlorine solution and to ensure the correct concentration of residualchlorine in the solution.”Hunghas been testing a new method, which uses a combination of water,electricity and a salt solution to enhance the properties of water.The water and salt solution flow through a machine called an electrolyzedoxidizing water unit. The positive ions run through one side,and the negative ions through the other. The result is two formsof water; one very acidic and one with very high pH levels.Kills Bacteria BetterTesting the two waters in his laboratory, Hung found the acidicwater very effective at killing harmful bacteria. “We havetested this water on shell eggs, apples, lettuce and cutting boards,”Hung said. “It has a very strong bacterial killing effect,and for some applications has better effect than the currentlyused water/chlorine solutions.”Working with UGA sensory specialists, Hung put the acidic waterthrough consumer tests. “We had trained panelists compareproducts which were not treated to products treated with the water,”he said. “They found no differences in color, appearanceor smell.”Powerful SanitizerHung also tested the high pH water and found it to be extremelyuseful as a sanitizer. “It works like a soap, and it easesthe attachment of proteins and lipids in food materials to thefood preparation and processing surfaces,” Hung said.Hung’s research findings were published just a few months agoand he is already getting response from the food industry. “Thedevice is manufactured in Japan and Russia, and it isn’t beingused in the United States, yet,” he said. “We have alreadyheard from companies that are interested in using the processhere in the U.S.”Perfect for Food Service OperationsHung envisions the process being used by food service operationsfirst. “The small unit could easily be used in food servicefacilities,” Hung said. “It’s easier for workers touse so there would be no excuses for not using it. There’s nothingto prepare and mix, and you wouldn’t have to leave customers waiting.”He says the unit could also be useful in food processing plants.”In mass production, this technology would be very cost effective,”Hung said. “When you want to use it, you push a button. Youdon’t have to worry with mixing up concentrated liquids, and it’smore effective than chlorine rinses.”May Be Useful to ProcessorsIn the future, Hung plans to test the application of electrolyzedoxidized water during chicken processing. “We want to usethe water on chicken carcasses to see if it cuts down on the levelsof salmonella and campylobacter,” Hung said. “If itdoes, this treatment could be incorporated into chicken processingplants.”Hungalso plans to test the water on food products that are hard totreat to remove bacteria. “You can’t use heat to kill bacteriaon products like fresh berries and seafood like raw oysters,”Hung said. “The food needs to be safe, but no one wants theiroysters to be cooked. They wouldn’t be raw oysters any longer.”He also plans to further study what makes the water so effectiveand which properties in the water work best at killing bacteria.Home Use Down the Road”In Japan, there are home units similar to this that areused for treating water,” Hung said. “It purifies drinkingwater and lowers the pH levels.”Hung says he hopes to someday see U.S. consumers using homeversions of the electrolyzed water units. “It would be handyand could easily clean your food and sanitize your kitchen,”he said. “Until then, consumers should continue to wash theirfood products at home before preparing them for their families.”(Photographs by Sharon Omahen.) This story is another in a weekly series called “Planting the Seed: Science for the New Millennium.” These stories feature ideas and advances in agricultural and environmental sciences with implications for the future.last_img read more


PSG chief eyeing move for Chelsea midfielder

first_imgPSG chief Leonardo is eyeing a move for Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayako. PSG’s midfield is facing major changes, with the situations of Julian Draxler, Ander Herrera and Leandro Paredes all up in the air. read also:Chelsea’s Bakayoko open to Paris Saint-Germain And among the names to potentially arrive is Bakayoko. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo12 Actors Who Always Play Bad Characters The France international is currently on-loan with AS Monaco and isn’t in the long-term plans of Blues manager Frank Lampard. Le 10 Sport says Leonardo has been impressed by Bakayoko’s form and is keen to bring him to Paris.Advertisementlast_img read more


Wellington has 2 public tornado shelters; however you may want to find shelter at home

first_imgBy Tim Hay, Wellington Fire/EMS Chief — There are only two public tornado shelter locations in the city of Wellington.They are located at Sumner Regional Medical Center at 1323 North A (enter on the southeast side)….…and Sumner Care Center Nursing Home 1600 West 8th (enter on the west side).The old junior high located at 311 North A is no longer a public shelter as the building was sold to a private entity.  The City of Wellington encourages the public to find primary shelter in their home or business during a tornado warning as there may not be time to drive to a public shelter.  Locations to shelter in the home or business are a basement, interior hallway or bathroom without windows.Other locations to seek shelter are a neighbor, friend or family with a basement.  Make sure you have arrangements to gain access to their home or business in the event they are not occupied.  Those who live in a mobile home are encouraged to leave the mobile home regardless as mobile homes are easily damaged or destroyed by high winds or tornadoes.If you are in a vehicle and do not have time to seek shelter exit the vehicle and find shelter in a low lying area.  Tornado sirens are only efficient as outdoor warning devices.  They are not meant to be heard in structures or vehicles.The public must stay vigilant at all times when threatening weather approaches.  Tornado sirens are sounded when the national weather service includes the City of Wellington or the Wellington Lake (which can be sounded individually) or when an emergency responder visually confirms a tornado.When a tornado siren sounds or the national weather service issues a tornado warning for our area the public is encouraged to seek shelter immediately.  There are “no” sounding of the sirens for an all clear.  The public must decide when it is safe to leave shelter based on media reports and other information.  Visit the City of Wellington website,, periodically for news and shelter information. 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Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down ???? · 377 weeks ago In light of the tragedy yesterday in Oklahoma, it made me question what we have in place at our local schools for “safe” rooms. I guess this is more of a question then a comment. Report Reply 3 replies · active 377 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 377 weeks ago I’m glad you said something about this. At the Wellington schools there are tornado safety rooms in all school buildings EXCEPT Eisenhower Elementary on the west side of town. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down ???? · 377 weeks ago EXCEPT Eisenhower??? What’s up with that? Dig in Cueball, time to find some answers. What could possibly be the reasoning for not providing the same level of protection to all our kids. ??School Board?? Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down birdfan · 377 weeks ago Thats better than most districts, would be good to upgrade the last school asap. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Stormie · 377 weeks ago Lincoln Elementary has a ‘state of the art’ FEMA Safe room. Steel and concrete walls and ceiling, bathroom, emergency lighting. The only missing component is that it should be available to the community. I believe that would require 24/7 accessibility, so the police or fire department would need a key and personnel to open the outside door during storm warnings. Report Reply 1 reply · active 377 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down birdfan · 377 weeks ago If one is coming and I have no other good place for my family, I WILL get in we can replace the glass, door or whatever later. 🙂 Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Tami Klinedinst · 377 weeks ago Sumner County Care Center has an excellent basement and a tornado shelter to accomodate multiple people/families if a tornado or disaster were to happen in Sumner County. We are open 24/7 and personnel are present to open the outside doors when storm or disasters develop. Our medical staff are highly trained and equipped to provide most needs of individuals. If you have any questions, please contact our Executive Director, Tami Klinedinst at 620-326-2232 or 316-206-3800 (cell). Report Reply 0 replies · active 377 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. 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