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Elementary Lessons in Hygiene and Temperance (Paperback) Loot Price: R270
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Elementary Lessons in Hygiene and Temperance (Paperback): F. L. Mather

Elementary Lessons in Hygiene and Temperance (Paperback)

F. L. Mather

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907. Excerpt: ... In smoky towns the same rules apply. It is better to breathe fog-laden air from without than foul and re-breathed air from within the room. A simple plan to keep out soot, damp, etc., is to nail a piece of open cloth material over the opening made by pulling down the window say two or three inches from the top. This will allow of air entering, but will keep back soot and dirt. The need for good ventilation at night is even more urgent than during the day. LIGHTING THE HOME. The following figures show how the various lights in general use vitiate the air of a room: --During one hour an adult uses 3,000 cubic feet of air, a gas jet uses 10,000 cubic feet, a good oil lamp uses 3,000 cubic feet, a candle uses 1,500 cubic feet. Electric light does not in any way affect the air either by fouling or by heating it. A gas jet, while it is cheap and gives an excellent light, uses up at least as much oxygen as three men. Gas, oil lamps, and candles, besides using up necessary oxygen, also foul the air by giving up to it carbonic acid gas, moisture, soot, and many other impurities. Extra care should therefore be exercised with reference to keeping up good ventilation when any of these lights are in use. And yet, in spite of this, as Mrs. Clare Goslett says, "lighting-up time in most homes means shutting-up time. At the very time of the day when indoor air is most liable to contamination we close our windows and doors, and make our rooms as air-tight as possible." Gas as a means of lighting the home is good and cheap. It is also useful for cooking and other purposes. Whenever it is so used, flues or other means of carrying off the fumes should be provided. A gas jet should never be used to warm a room, neither should it be left burning all night. In the sickroom a nigh...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: F. L. Mather
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 30
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-57017-6
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-57017-8
Barcode: 9780217570176

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