Sunday, July 20, 2008

Stop using CFC

Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) emissions damage the ozone molecule in the stratosphere but also cause global warming. Destruction of the ozone layer could increase the intensity of UV-B rays in the earth surface. The case of eyes cataracts; skin cancer; the decline in body resistance; the stunted crop; the plankton death; was the negative impact resulting from UV-B rays.

As a country which signed Protocol Montreal about the Ozone Layer Protection, Indonesia obliges to reduce the CFC use. So since January 1, 2008, CFC import was stopped.

The Indonesian government through Industry Minister's Regulation no. 33/M-IND/PER/4/2007 declared CFC banning to be used at indoors and vehicle air conditioning products, household refrigerators, and Halon for fire extinguisher production.

Domestic stock of CFC imported before January 1, 2008 was permitted to be used only in the foam production, freezers, and aerosol up to June 30, 2008.

Counted from July 1 2008, domestic stock of CFC and its recycling results could be only used for the maintenance activities.

Products which already have not use CFC material and / or Halon are obliged to use NON CFC or NON HALON & NON CFC logos.

This information is declared by:
Jl. D.I. Panjaitan Kav 24, Gedung A, lantai 6
Kebon Nanas, Jakarta Timur 13410
Telp. (021) 8517164, fax: (021) 85902521

Jl. Gatot Subroto kav. 52-53
Jakarta 12950
Telp. (021) 5252746, (021) 5255509 ext 2159
fax (021) 5252746

Friday, July 18, 2008

Beware of Your Printer

Free Image Hosting by FreeImageHosting.netPeople has long known about the dangerous of cigarettes for the health. But it rarely known that a printer, especially laser printer, which is oftenly used in offices, is also as dangerous as a cigarrete. Cigarrete spreads around small particles that is dangerous for the health. As a cigarette, printer also spreads around dangerous particles in a lot of numbers. The health danger caused by these particles varies from the irritation in the respiratory system to the problem kardiovaskular and cancer.

This health threat was published by Professor Lidia Morawska (International Laboratory for Quality Water and health, Queensland University of technology) based on her study recently that involved 62 kinds of printer. According to him, small particle emissions from toner printer could enter into the lungs as a cigarette smoke inhaled. If these particles is inhaled, they can cause negative effects similar with cigarette smoke.

The risk will even more increase when you are close to the printer or you work in a poor air circulation room. The other factors which can contribute the amount of partticles diffused are toner or cartridge age and the kinds of documents printed.

From 62 printers tested, 17 printers categorize dangerous for the health. Unfortunately, for any reasons, she did not mention the brand of those dangerous printers. To reduce the damaging impact, Profrsor Morawska recommended the government not only arrange rule that regulate the level of emissions of vehicles, factories, or the like, but also the emmision of office equipment like printer.
(Translate from CHIP Computer Magazine, 08 2007)

Friday, July 11, 2008

Haemophilia Illness Can bring Permanent Defect

Haemophilia, a genetic illness that causes the blood clotting difficult and could not be cured, can result in the permanent defect and the death if being not handled well. In fact, in Indonesia, the survive medicine for haemophilia sufferer is very expensive.

Dr. Rosiawati stated this statement when she was giving the escort in the Competition of Haemophilia Poetry reading at Blood Transfusion Unit Building of Red Cross Indonesia (PMI), Semarang Branch, on Friday, May 23 2008. This agenda was held by Yasmia Jawa Tengah, the foundation of Haematology.

"If there is a continuous bleeding on knees pivot without being treated and late of treatment, then will cause deformity or change on the knee form. The calf shape will reduce and the sufferer will disable for the rest of his life," Rosiawati said.

Moreover, the bleeding can happen at brain. If the bleeding happens to

certain nerves of the brain, it will result the permanent defect. For example, the bleeding that happens to seeing nervesat brain will cause permanent blindness. The only way to handle brain bleeding is operation.

Very small wound will be fatal for haemophilia sufferer because the bleeding will last long. The sufferer does not have substance to make blood frozen. " The bruise wound for example, can cause sweeling because blood gathers in certain part of the body. The sufferer will feel extraordinary pain.

Ideally, the patient must routinely consume a medicine named KOate. Koate is a medicine used for blood freezing. However, this medicine is very expensive, about rp. 1,8 million per vial. For middle class people, this price is too expensive. There is another medicine that can be used as a substitute, named cryopnaecipitat. The medicine has a lower price and can be obtained at UTD PMI.But the quality is not as good as koate.

According to the Yasmia member, Sulistyowati Bambang, the haemophilia sufferer must receive the support and might not be avoided. The haemophilia sufferer must be given the opportunity to develop like any normal persons because their intelligence and physical form are normal," said Sulistyowati.

Their limitations are just only at their physical activities. They can not do dangerous physical activities in case they are bleeding. The life expectancy of the haemophilia sufferer is as normal as most people, as long as they routinely consume koate or cryopnaecipitat.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Seven Ways to Improve Your Brain Performance

To increase your brain performance, dr. Daniel G. Amen, who wrote a book Making a Good Brain Great Here, gives 7 tips as follows:

1. Improve your water intake
Remember, our brain is compiled to 80% water. Light dehydration can increase the production of stress hormone stres that can destroy our brain.

2. Limit your calorie intake
Research at animal and human shows that diet with limited calorie is good for brain and lengthens our age. Eating a small amount of food can trigger certain mechanism in body to increase the production of nerve growth factors, which has benefit for brain.

3. Consume Omega-3 fatty acid
Fish, cod oil, and DHA, is one of omega-3 fatty acid. Research in the last few years indicates that diet using rich omega-3 fatty acid helps improve emotional balance and healthy mood, probably because DHA is the main component of brain dendrite.

4. Consume Antioxidant
Vitamin E and C is sources of antioxidant. A number of researchs have indicated that consuming antioksidan from fruit and vegetable significantly lessen our cognate ability.

5. Consume protein, good fat, and carbohydrate in well-balanced portion
Try whenever you eat food or cake, you get a well-balanced of protein, carbohydrate, and fat.

6. Listing 24 healthy foods in your daily diet
The kinds of food such as:
Protein Source
- fish: salmon, poor, makerel, herring
- poultry: turkey without skin
- red flesh: ox and pig; egg
- soybean: soybean products - milk and milk products
Complex Carbohydrate
blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, blackberry, orange, cherry, peach, brocolli, grist, red and yellow peppercorn, gourd, spinach, tomato,
avocado, olive oil
water, green tea or black

7 . Consumption low calorie of snacks

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