Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Car Care Tip- Batteries are Dangerous and Recyclable

Image of a car battery
Typical car battery

The car’s battery supplies electricity to start the engine, as well as being a surge suppressor for the car's computer. When the engine is off, it also provides power for items such as lights, stereo, GPS, wipers, or USB ports. It contains 21 pounds of lead and 1 gallon of sulfuric acid, encased in 3 pounds of plastic.

Not only are lead and sulfuric acid dangerous to human health, but under certain conditions it can produce explosive hydrogen or flammable and toxic hydrogen sulfide gas. Wear protective eyewear and sturdy gloves when handling car batteries.

However, if you must dispose of a car battery, recycle it. The lead plates inside can be melted down and reformed for use in constructing new batteries. The sulfuric acid can be neutralized and safely reclaimed. Even the plastic can be recycled into new battery cases.

To find out more about car battery safety: https://autobatteries.com/battery-installation/battery-safety-and-handling.

For information on recycling car batteries: https://earth911.com/recycling-guide/how-to-recycle-car-batteries/.

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Healthinfo Island Displays and Exhibits for November 2022

You can teleport to any of the eight displays and exhibits using the SLURLs in this blog entry or by clicking on the pictures (which also link to the SLURLs). Once you get there, click on the poster with the same name as the title of the poster set, and you will get a notecard that contains all the text of the posters plus descriptions of the images. 

If you click each poster, you will get a message with additional information and live links.

Central Pavilion of Healthinfo Island

Check out the calming breathing exercise on the back wall!


National Family Caregivers Month

Eye Care and Disease Prevention

Ginkgo biloba


Raising Your HDL Cholesterol


Messages from Your "Cogfog"


Is your gut healthy or unhealthy?


Dense Breasts




Thanks to Mook, Shyla and Anna for assistance with the posters this month.