Fast-Food Secrets Revealed

The appeal of fast food is unquestionable. In a country where many people are short on time and money, it is a quick and affordable way to feed a family. Unfortunately, the benefits end there. Without realizing it, you could be adding extra calories, dangerous chemicals and unwanted pathogens. Before you head to the drive-thru, learn how to keep your family safe from hidden fast-food dangers!

Antifreeze Chemicals

Many fast-food chains use a food additive called propylene glycol, which is also used in antifreeze. It adds moisture to food, keeping it frozen, in addition to enhancing flavor. For example, it's used to keep the lettuce on your sandwiches crispy and ice cream from melting.

Drowning: How to Respond

It's critical to get the person breathing again as soon as possible.

Drowning can happen quickly. Three children die every day from drowning, and most fatal incidents happen from lack of appropriate supervision. Every minute that passes is critical in saving them or preventing serious injury. Here's what to do if you see someone drowning and you need to help rescue them.

Call 911

You should alert emergency responders as soon as possible. If there are other people around, instruct someone to make the call. If you are alone, help the drowning person until you can give CPR for one minute and then call 911 yourself (then continue life-saving measures).

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