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01 May 2010... Coolers are a great way to transport your food and drinks, but a poorly packed cooler is also a great way to get sick. So follow these simple steps: - Choose a cooler with excellent insulation and make sure it's clean. - Keep your food in the fridge until just before you're ready to leave. - Pack meats, fish and chicken in containers and place them at the bottom of the cooler. - Add cold packs or frozen drinks on top and use a tight-fitting lid.
01 Mar 2016... Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) are bacterial organisms that have some of the characteristics of bacteria and some of algae. They are present in almost all aquatic ecosystems in Australia, including rivers, lakes and estuaries. Under certain environmental conditions, blue-green algae concentrations in water can rapidly increase and form visible blooms or scums. Water affected by blue-green algae may be unsuitable for drinking, recreational activities such as swimming and fishing, and agricultural uses. Some species of blue-green algae produce toxins that are harmful to humans and animals when they are eaten, inhaled or contact the skin.
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