3 important news about petroleum jelly

petroleum jelly capable of absorbing ultraviolet radiation

scientists have managed to produce nano-Zinc-oxide-containing petroleum jelly capable of absorbing ultraviolet radiation.

 the Research and Development section explained that extremely harsh sunlight can cause a lot of damage to the skin, which can be avoided by using petroleum jelly to protect the skin and repair the damaged ones.

“We added nano-scaled zinc oxide to petroleum jelly so that it would protect the skin against ultraviolet radiation,” he said.

According to him, the nano-enhanced petroleum jelly, which is commonly known as ‘vaseline’, is produced and distributed in the market.

He noted that this kind of oil-based ointment is currently being exported to African and Arab countries, such as Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.

The vast majority of bacteria cannot *grow* in clean petroleum jelly

There are bacteria that can metabolize radiation so I am sure there are those that can use petroleum jelly as a carbon source and grow in it. That said it is unlikely that any of said are on your body so you aren't going to grow them in your tub but rather store them. It is pretty unlikely this will cause you any problems, people tend to panic when they learn pretty much everything we touch is covered in microorganisms and forget that these bugs didn't spontaneously generate upon our becoming aware of them. That said if you have some sort of infection on areas you handle while using the petroleum jelly I would replace the tub after you clear the infection to protect yourself and others who might use it.

Also good to know is that the vast majority of microorganisms are either neutral or beneficial to humans, only a tiny fraction of a percent cause harm. They make life on this planet possible and have been here much longer than we have and will likely remain long after we are gone.

 

Protect your dog’s paws from winter weather

When the weather is just right, snowy winter dog walks can be magical. Freshly fallen snow can make the already enticing outside world even more fun for your dog. Chances are you’re wearing plenty of layers, a hat, boots and mittens. And if you’re walking at night time, lights and safety reflectors are a must!

Protecting your pets from the elements and keeping them safe on winter walks is just as important.

Winter weather can pose a few risks to your dog’s well-being, particularly their paws. Snow and ice can increase your dog’s risk of frostbite and dry out their paw pads, leaving the skin chapped or cracked. Like our chapped lips, cracked paws can be annoying and painful.

Not only are the elements dangerous, sidewalk salt and chemicals can cause chemical burns to their paw pads or indigestion if your dog tries to lick it off.

But we have great news — you can protect your pet’s paws from these winter worries.

Before walks, coat the balm on your dog’s paws to create a barrier that prevents snow, ice, and salt from getting between your pup’s toes. The balm or Vaseline also keeps their paw pads hydrated. Just be sure to have a towel handy when you get back inside to wipe it off.

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