Thursday, October 20, 2011

Signs of the times

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed. ~ Irene Peter
• City cyclists may be at greater risk for lung disease due to their inhaling of higher levels of soot than pedestrians and other commuters, according to research by the London School of Medicine.

• Facebook now has as many users as the entire Internet had in 2004.

• Thornbury, Ontario, farmer Matthew von Teichman produces a kinder, gentler hot dog weiner. The Life Choices brand product contains no chemical preservatives, does not use "mechanically separated meat," and is made from "prime cuts"of cattle that grazed freely and ate apples. They're available at some supermarkets in four provinces.

• 18. 1 % of Canadian adults identify themselves as obese, but about 1 in 4 actually are obese, according to the 2011 Vital Signs report from Community Foundations of Canada.

• In order to save money, a growing number of U.S. communities are choosing to stop adding fluoride to their water systems.

• Canada ranked number three for charitable behaviour, behind Australia and New Zealand, in the recently released "World Giving Index" compiled by the UK-based Charities Aid Foundation.
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