My wife is an employee for local government, and thus, she brings home all kinds of tips and gossip from the flamers over at the Fire Department. “Team Fire” has been getting all hot and bothered about a new type of smoke alarm that has a special photoreceptor that can also detect smoldering flames (and not shower steam). Word is that these smoke alarms will detect a fire 15 minutes faster than the average alarm. That’s pretty fast. We chose First Alert – hope it never comes in handy.
Many moons ago, I wrote that ‘Neti Pots’ are surprisingly useful for draining sinuses. I was, of course, skeptical of sticking the spout of a miniature teapot up my nose, but I vowed to stop teasing my wife about it. Well, word is out that ‘Neti Pots’ may be worse for your sinuses in the long run.
A new study followed a group who used daily nasal irrigation for a year and then abruptly stopped. The year without nasal irrigation showed a 65% decrease in sinus problems compared to the previous year. As an anecdote, I can say that this news does not surprise our household.