The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), a regional arm of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), called today for the elimination of industrial trans fats from food supplies throughout the Americas in order to prevent heart attacks. Citing “conclusive evidence” that consuming trans fats increases the risk of heart disease and possibly the risk of sudden cardiac death and diabetes, nutrition and public health experts convened by PAHO said reducing such consumption by just 2 per cent to 4 per cent of total calories would prevent an estimated 30,000 to 225,000 heart attacks in Latin America and the Caribbean.The negative effects of trans fats “are completely avoidable through good education and information,” said Dr. Ricardo Uauy, President of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences and chairman of a task force on the issue.Trans fats are found primarily in foods that contain partially hydrogenated oils, whose texture and longer shelf-life make them attractive to food processors, but which have harmful effects on human health, according to the experts. Research has shown that trans fats contribute to heart disease by raising levels of “bad cholesterol,” lowering levels of “good cholesterol,” and damaging the cells in the linings of blood vessels, contributing to inflammation and blockage and leading to heart attacks.The PAHO task force suggested several measures to speed up the process of eliminating trans fats from food in the Americas, including eliminating industrial trans fat from food supplies and promoting unsaturated fats as an alternative. It also recommended that governments consider mandatory labelling of trans fat content in foods, and that public health advocates work with industry to speed the phasing out of trans fats and to promote healthier oils and fats in foods.The experts noted that several countries have begun to take action to reduce or eliminate industrially produced trans fats. Canada and the United States both require labelling of trans fat in processed foods and recommend that consumers reduce trans fat consumption to as little as possible. Meanwhile, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Paraguay and Uruguay are all considering proposals to reduce trans fat consumption by their populations. 7 June 2007The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), a regional arm of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), called today for the elimination of industrial trans fats from food supplies throughout the Americas in order to prevent heart attacks.
Big Cat Energy’s patented ARIDTM underground water management system, which allows coalbed methane (CBM) operators to re-inject the water byproduct at a fraction of the cost of current technology, will be marketed in the US by Universal Well Site Solutions, a CBM industry leader. ARID, the Aquifer Recharge Injection Device, uses the existing well bore to move water from the target coal seam to a shallower aquifer of similar water quality. With the ARID tool and process in use, the production well will not require the discharge of any produced water or the use of a separate re-injection well for any of the produced water. “Universal Well Site Solutions has the marketing power, industry relationships, stellar reputation and dedicated sales and marketing team we believe will help our ARID technology become the process of choice for CBM operators seeking to cut costs and optimise production,” said Tim Barritt, President, CEO and Director of Big Cat Energy Corp.Cathy Conner, CEO and Chairman of Universal Well Site Solutions called the ARID an industry breakthrough that should be welcomed by CBM producers as a primary tool in their down-hole water management solutions. “This is a green solution that we know will be received well by ranchers, farmers, environmentalists and regulators who are concerned-as everyone is-about underground water quality, availability and recharge,” said Conner. “Leaving the water underground where nature intended it to be is a major step forward for the environment, in addition to the dollar savings for gas producers looking for every financial advantage they can find in this market. Because of its many benefits to end-users and the environment, we look forward to marketing the ARID in the US and later in key CBM markets globally.”“One of the primary benefits of our ARID system is that the water never leaves the well bore,” said Barritt. “It is redirected into different aquifer zones, which are easily identified from the geophysical logs the company runs to confirm the coal zones when the well is first drilled.”Details of the ARID technology, specifications and applications can be viewed at www.bigcatenergy.com/bigcat/s/ARID.htm or at www.universalwellsite.com.
Despite the fact that the passengers had arrived from an infected ship, none of them were tested for the virus upon arrival.She adds that the cruise line knowingly had nearly 200 passengers and crew members who were showing symptoms, and the company did nothing about it.Read the lawsuit here: A South Florida lawyer has filed COVID-19 negligence lawsuits on behalf of 16 families against a subsidiary of Carnival Cruise Lines.Debi Chalik, an attorney and founding partner of Chalik and Chalik Law Firm, made the complaints last week against Princess Cruises, which Carnival operates.“Princess Cruises has shown an utter disregard for the safety of its passengers and crew members,” the lawsuit states.According to Chalik, the Diamond Princess was quarantined off the coast of Japan with about 700 cases of COVID-19 in early February.Meanwhile, the Grand Princess departed from the west coast of the United States on February 21, and docked on March 5 in Oakland. That ship had 100 confirmed cases of the virus.Chalik’s plaintiffs were shuttled to military bases in California, Georgia, and Texas.We need to correct inaccurate info found online and in some media. Read BOTH parts of this 2-tweet clarification from @CDCgov. Live, infectious virus was NOT found on #DiamondPrincess 17 days after cabins were vacated. @NEJM reports it survives on surfaces only up to 72 hours. https://t.co/gMtMJP4QzX— Princess Cruises (@PrincessCruises) March 26, 2020