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Benefits of Using OBD Scan tools for Vehicles – Avoid Costly Maintenance

Do you want to the advantages of using an OBD scanner? The market is full of OBD scan tools. Depending on the manufacturer, they are different in sizes and scope.
The main benefit of these devices is that they enable you to carry out a complete vehicle or car scan. This post looks the advantages of this kind of electronic scanner used to check engine light diagnosis, which is the second generation of the OBD scan tools.

Compatibility

One advantage of this electronic device is that it’s compatible with most car models. The reason is that these scanners cover millions of codes and several protocols. It means that they provide you with various options. The result is that they are cost-effective since they work across different car models.

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Durability

Recent OBD 2 scanners have the ability to integrate and update with wireless media, which means that they last longer. It means that they serve you better, compared to previous readers that are known to have set lifelines.

Affordability

wwwdsdsgghrgttttOBD scanners give you the fault sections and the possible solutions. It makes them an easier option when it comes to your car repair costs. The reason is that they have better precision, information and take less time to know the problem. They are cost friendly, but offer you extensive coverage, making the user-friendly.

Efficiency

The coding nature of the OBD scanners has brought down the cost of maintenance and change when it comes to car repair. As compared to the past when motorists had to drive to the nearest garage to know their vehicle’s problem, these devices save time. The reason is that they pinpoint the fault areas, and even give solutions to mechanics and motorists.

Summary

An OBD scanner has many benefits as the above informative post shows. For instance, it enables you to save time, cut down maintenance costs and lasts long. It’s one of the best-recommended electronic devices that you should consider having in your motoring life.

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Endocrine Disruptors: Definition and Issues

Endocrine disruptors are chemicals of natural or artificial origin foreign to the body. They may interfere with the functioning of the endocrine system and cause adverse effects on the body or an individual’s descent.

These substances can interfere with “the production, secretion, transport, metabolism, binding, action or elimination of natural hormones.”

Endocrine disrupters can act in different ways:

Imitating the action of a natural hormone;

  • By binding to the receptors of natural hormones;
  • By hindering or blocking the mechanism of production or regulation of hormones or receptors, thus altering the levels of hormones present in the body.

Some endocrine disruptors are compounds that are soluble in fatty substances (lipophilic), that is to say, they bind to fat tissue and can quickly accumulate in the fats of different species and thus contaminate a large part of the food chain. Thus, it is possible to determine PE in blood, adipose tissue, breast milk, amniotic fluid, cord blood or urine.

In-vitro studies have helped to demonstrate the interaction between these compounds and hormone receptors and to understand some of their mechanisms of action.

The effects of endocrine disruptors on human health are controversial, including their low-dose effect. Nevertheless, some conditions are now suspected to be the consequence of exposure to endocrine disruptors: decreased sperm quality, increased frequency of anomalies in genital tract development, reproductive function. The role of PE is also suspected for cancers whose development is influenced by hormonal mechanisms (hormone-dependent cancers).

Endocrine disruptors in the environment

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  • Substances produced intentionally for their hormonal effect (synthetic hormones). It is the case, for example, with contraceptives or molecules used in the treatment of infertility;
  • Synthetic chemicals manufactured with various objectives, without the effect on the hormonal system being sought. It applies to organochlorine pesticides, herbicides, certain plasticizers (bisphenol A, certain phthalates), dioxins or related compounds (polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), flame retardants and the like.
  • Natural compounds such as phytoestrogens present in a wide variety of plants (soybean genistein, mycotoxin present in cereal silos (zearalenone)…

Exposure to endocrine disruptors

In the general population, water and food (migration of substances from packaging, contamination of crop soils, hormonal residues in meat), but also air and cosmetics, are the primary sources of exposure to endocrine disruptors.

However, apart from accidents (explosion of a pesticide plant in Sevéso, for example), exposure to endocrine disruptors in the general population is low on a continuous basis.

Liberalism – The Political Identity of Death

“The greatest threat to world peace is abortion”. What a profound statement made by Mother Teresa when she accepted the Nobel Peace Prize.

Why is it the greatest threat? If a woman has the authority to kill her child, than who is truly safe in this world? Who can honestly say that laws allowing a parent to kill their child are laws that are productive for a society?

Well, there is one group in America that makes that statement, liberals. They have embraced a culture of death that has cost us more lives than World War 1, World War 2, and the Vietnam War combined. It has taken the lives of nearly 56 million little children since it had been legalized in 1973!

Who knows how many have been slaughtered before that?

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Yet, somehow, the liberals want to say it is the conservatives who are part of the culture of death.

The culture of death must stop…now!

There has been a decrease in human population now that abortion has been made legal.

These are people who could have been productive members of society, people who could have paid taxes to the state, and work on better the world we live in. We are at a place in our society now where we must choose, do we allow for the slow deterioration of our species and our morals, or do we stand up for what is true, what is right, and what is just?

It is time we stand up and boycott liberalism, and it’s agenda of death.

If we don’t, who will? The innocent children that are being killed every day?

They cannot defend themselves. They have no say in the matter of who gets elected, who gets killed, who gets to grow up and become something in this world. The only crime they have ever committed was the “crime” of being conceived in the womb.

Is that a crime? No! And now is our chance to stand up and say it.

Here is what you can do to help fight the culture of death.

First and foremost, know that the liberal agenda of death is wrong. It is wrong morally, socially, and logically. Do not be afraid to confront a liberal to their face about this. In fact, call the liberal out in front of others to make the experience more enjoyable.

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They will paint you out to be the wrong person, saying you do not care about the rights of women. The best thing to do in those situations is turned it right back on them and show how they do not care about the rights of little children. It is also important here, to make sure they know that what is inside the womb is fully human. Never concede to their point and always ask questions. That is the best way to expose their faulty logic and reasoning.

It is then important to contact your representative, your senator, and even the president. Get as many people as you can to join the fight. Boycott those elected officials and let them know if they continue to make laws that allow for the killing of innocent children, then your vote will go elsewhere, and mean it!

This is so important. If you make empty threats, they will continue to do what they are doing because they are being allowed to by the people. Remember, we have the power to end this, and all it takes is a simple vote. Don’t be afraid to use it.

Final Thoughts

Do not get discouraged friends. We the people still have control of the government, if only we take a stand. Boycott the culture of death that is known as liberalism. Do not ever give up on the good fight. We can do this if we stand together.

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Toxic products in our Clothing !

Toxic products used in agriculture were already pointed at in previous articles. Here are the toxic products in our clothing and accessories.

It all begins in Europe, where the chemical industry produces a variety of toxic chemicals that are more or less harmful to humans and the environment, and then exports them to low-cost countries. These products will be used to make jeans, T-shirts, underwear, shoes, toys … which we will find in our shops then in our homes.

Incidentally, toxic products handled without protection in countries such as India or Bangladesh have poisoned the workers and their families. And a lot of well known major brands are not exempt…

Dimethylfumarate

chemicals used in textile industryIn the radius of the poisons commonly used, there is first dimethyl fumarate, which one finds in the small sachets put in the boxes of shoes for example. It is present at room temperature in the form of almost odorless white crystals and has antifungal (anti-mold) properties, ie it destroys and avoids the development of fungi.

It is mainly used to promote the preservation of seeds, textiles, leather goods and furniture, mainly during storage and transport operations.

In theory, the use of dimethyl fumarate for antifungal purposes is forbidden in Europe, within the framework of Directive 98/8 / EC, commonly known as the “biocides” directive. But the fact is that this product continues to be used in most items made in Asia such as shoes, sofas, chairs, leather goods …

The checks carried out on these goods are rather scarce and, above all, they serve little purpose, since there is no obligation to withdraw the products complained of or sanctions for the undertaking importing them. In France, it is thus several hundred cases of irritation, sometimes very important, following exposure to the DMFu which are listed each year.

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For some time now, China has been unable to satisfy the global demand for leather. So Bangladesh has become one of the most important exporters of leather. Cowhide leather is abundantly available, and labor is the cheapest in the world.

Most importantly, environmental protection and worker regulations are virtually non-existent.

While European tanneries, which are governed by strict Community regulations, bear high costs for the treatment of their waste and for the protection of their workers. So many good reasons, for Western brands, to go and get cheap leather in such a country.

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Besides leather, textile is also a highly consuming sector of potentially hazardous chemicals. In the H & M central warehouse in the Port of Hamburg, 60% of employees complain of pains that can result from poisoning related to the products they handle.

Or the employee of the Esprit brand, whose job it was to iron the jeans just out of the containers, which today suffers from serious respiratory problems, probably linked to dichloromethane (one of the most irritating solvents that is), present In these jeans made in Asia.

Last small precision, do not look for the products used in their manufacture on your shoes, T-shirts or underwear Made in India, China or Bangladesh, nobody dared to do it! Chantelle prefers to put “Designed in Europe” on these black bras, gorged precisely of toxic products! It’s so much more chic.

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Why change the way you consume products and switch to organic?

What is your daily hygiene product?

An excellent cosmetic is composed of:

1. 80% of an excipient. These are, for example, water and surfactant for shampoo, or for a cream of a mixture of water and oil, by adding an emulsifier to make it more creamy. This base is the base of your product, it must be of quality so that the active ingredients can be effective. Unfortunately, conventional manufacturers give a little detail on the elements that make it up.

2. agents or active ingredients: they are the ones that confer virtues on products

3. additives: preservatives, antioxidants, colorants, …

4. Perfumes to Attract the Consumer

 

Where is the danger?

Our skin absorbs an average of 2 kgs of chemicals a year! With its 2 m2 of a surface, it is composed of 3 layers: the epidermis, the dermis, and the hypodermis. Many substances of a cosmetic product pass the dermis: it is, therefore, essential to know the composition of our products used daily.

Professor Belpomme, an oncologist, blames the many additives. Some substances, usually toxic, overload the liver and in the long term can cause chronic intoxication which leads to allergies, dermatoses, cancers, …

It is necessary to understand that it is the daily exposure, (regular and repeated), Of an individual to its carcinogenic substances, which by associating with each other, can by “cocktail effect” trigger critical mutations that can lead to the development of cancer. Today, ¾ of cancers have an origin that remains in suspense. Cancer occurs when our cells undergo three to six mutations.

Currently, 100,000 molecules have not been controlled, 5,000 have been tested, and 100 of them are carcinogenic (University of the Earth, 19/11/05). The precautionary principle is essential to protect us.

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How to choose by deciphering the labels?

Look carefully at the labels of your products; you will necessarily find the detail of the INCI list. You will be able to compare it with the list below of a part of the substances suspected of being dangerous, elaborated from different sources.
Today, nobody knows what happens on the skin of users. Precaution is probably the best ally of our health:
1. Mineral oils (petrolatum vaseline, paraffin liquid, paraffin oil, synthetic glycerine, microcrystalline, isohexadecane, isoparaffin, ceresin, etc.) which come from the distillation of petroleum. Very cheap, they do not provide any nutrients, accused of clogging the pores, creating acne and preventing the skin from breathing. They could be stored in the body and damage the liver or lead to inflammation of the heart valves. They are generally used in classical cosmetics because of their easy and stable use.

2. Silicones (Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, cyclopentasiloxane, etc.), synthetic film-forming agents often of petrochemical origin, pollutants because they are not biodegradable and partially occlusive for the skin. Very used in conventional cosmetics, present in shampoos and after shampoos to coat the hair in particular.

3. Glycol (PEG polyethylene glycol, PPG polypropylene glycol, butylene Glycol, Laureth 7, teareth 20, …), which make the skin permeable and could penetrate foreign bodies. They would promote pimples and blackheads. They are often included in raw material components.

4. Phenoxyethanol, preservative, and bactericide of the class of glycol ethers. It works in synergy with parabens. Very controversial and regularly attacked by the Revue Que Choisir that would pass through the skin and be toxic on the reproductive tract.

5. Foaming agents: SLS sodium lauryl sulfate and SLES Sodium Laureth Sulfate, highly irritating to the skin, are obtained from very dangerous handling (Ethoxylation is a chemical technique using ethylene oxide, A highly toxic liquid that gave rise to a combat gas, which is very difficult to achieve and sometimes leads to the appearance of dioxanes.

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They would quickly get absorbed and retained in the eyes especially, they could cause cataracts and prevent children’s eyes from developing normally.

6. Parabens (methylparaben, ethylparaben and especially propylparaben, butylparaben, isobutyl paraben), synthetic preservatives, allergenic, suspected of crossing the epidermis and being toxic to the endocrine system (Professor Darbre of the University of Reading detected Of parabens in tissues taken from breast tumors (Le Monde 10/01/06). Again, the risk is related to the accumulation of parabens, present today in 80% of the products of care and hygiene. There are no natural parabens. They are always of synthetic origin.

7. Formaldehyde, preservative classified as carcinogen and releases formaldehyde as DMDM Hydantoin (Dimethylol Dimethyl) preservative allergen which sometimes replaces the parabens

8. Dioxane, (or dioxin) a carcinogenic chemical, derived from petroleum that appears when burning natural or chemical materials. Also an undesirable byproduct of certain chemical reactions. According to the US EPA, more than half of baby soaps contain it.

9. EDTA (Ethylene-DiaminoTretra-Acetate) and its ersatz Etidronic Acid, present in soaps, toxicologically doubtful and difficult to degrade.

10.the aluminum salts present in antiperspirant deodorants, besides the allergic reactions they are increasingly suspected in certain neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer, …).

11. Phthalates (diethyl or DEP) alcohol-based alcohol solvents and denaturing agents for the prevention of fraud on potable alcohol.

 

Choose the following:

 

12. Natural products,

13. Vegetable oils or waxes (jojoba, argan, shea, olive, almond, hazelnut, avocado, etc.) obtained by first cold pressing of GMO-free seeds, fruits, plants

14. Excipients composed of floral water loaded with active ingredients (rather than water)

15. Vegetable and soft washing bases

16. Natural emulsifiers: copra (coconut), palm, glycine, …

17. Active ingredients based on natural extracts transformed by appropriate processes that preserve nutritive values (vitamins, minerals, etc.) (no extraction by solvent or hot pressing).

18. If possible natural preservatives (Ecocert and Cosmebio accept some synthetic)

19. Certified organic ingredients, guaranteeing not only an environmentally-friendly production method but also a complete traceability of the cultivated plot to the finished product.