~ Valentine's Day wasn't always about love ~


Valentine's Day wasn't always about love (nationalgeographic.com)

Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Was Valentine’s Day inspired by a party, an execution, or a poem? Historians aren’t sure.
The earliest possible origin story of Valentine’s Day is the pagan holiday Lupercalia. Occurring for centuries in the middle of February, the holiday celebrates fertility. Men would strip naked and sacrifice a goat and dog. Young boys would then take strips of hide from the sacrificed animals and use it to whip young women, to promote fertility.
Lupercalia was popular and one of the few pagan holidays still celebrated 150 years after Christianity was legalized in the Roman Empire.
When Pope Gelasius came to power in the late fifth century he put an end to Lupercalia. Soon after, the Catholic church declared February 14 to be a day of feasts to celebrate the martyred Saint Valentine.

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My good friend
#lgbtq This is my friend Douglas. He was my aerobics and dance moves trainer. For as long as I have known him, he has been a predilection for same-sex people, but in my country it is a great taboo. There is no culture there that understands the true essence of man, so gays are considered tasteless and even offensive... Therefore, he decided to emigrate to Spain, where he was able to consolidate his relationship and settle without fear of being chosen. He is an excellent physical culture professional and continues to prove that regardless of his sexual orientation. This post is dedicated to him and to his effort to show his human and professional quality, because nothing should distinguish us from others. Photos with permission of the owner. Este and amigo Douglas. Era mi entrenador de aeróbic and movimientos de baile. Desde que lo conozco, le gustan las personas de su mismo sexo, pero en mi país es un gran tabú. Allí no hay una cultura que entienda la verdadera esencia del hombre, by lo que los gays son considerados de mal gusto e incluso ofensivos.... España, donde pudo consolidar su relación y establecerse sin temor a ser señalado. Es un excelente profesional de la cultura física y sigue demostrándolo, independientemente de su orientación sexual. Este post está dedicado a él y a su esfuerzo by mostrar su calidad humana y profesional, porque nada debe diferenciarnos de los demás. Photos by cortesía del propietario. Traduccion realizada with the traductor www.deepl.com/Translator  
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The Assassin Carbon Monoxide (CO)
Last week, the news reported that over the past six weeks 40 people were hospitalized because of a #koolmonoxidevergiftiging - Yes.Fire brigade Nederland and the Dutch Burns Foundation are ringing. Jet Early, Spokesman on behalf of Fire Department Netherlands says: “Now so many accidents in the Netherlands and the REAL COLD DAYS MUST COLD.” WWW.NU.NL Health Council - The Health Council also gives an important #waarschuwing Off. In thousands of homes in the Netherlands, the concentration of #koolstofmonoxide too high. They advise the cabinet to impose stricter requirements on the carbon monoxide detectors. Most detectors now only sound an alarm when there is a high concentration of carbon monoxide, about 25 ppm, but the lower concentrations are not measured, such as 6 ppm. And that's where it is. It turns out that physical damage can occur much earlier at much lower concentrations of carbon monoxide. If people are exposed to lower concentrations of carbon monoxide for a long time, this can cause problems with the heart and blood vessels. That has to do with your blood taking less oxygen when you come into contact with carbon monoxide. This in turn reduces oxygen to your organs, affecting the heart and blood vessels. In addition, carbon monoxide disrupts important biological processes in the body. Research on the effect of lower concentrations of carbon monoxide on human beings was carried out in 2010 by the WHO (World Health Organisation) and in 2017. #gezondheid - Yes.The study from Sweden in 2017 showed that pregnant women when exposed during pregnancy may have adverse effects on the neurological development of the foetus.There is already a plan within the Safety Research Council on the table to amend the law most likely by 2020.Only certified installation companies will only be allowed to maintain the central heating boilers, gas stoves, fireplaces, geysers, etc. Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs at 25 ppm.According to the Health Council and the WHO, that is insufficient. #Koolmonoxidevergiftiging , according to them already occurs at 6 ppm, such as being exposed to lower concentrations of carbon monoxide for a long time, giving the above physical complaints.Most carbon monoxide detectors on the market only issue a warning at 25 ppm. A few at 10 ppm, but it would be even better, according to the WHO, if the detectors already issue a warning at 5 ppm. In America, incidentally, such detectors can be found on the market. Awareness campaign - Toxicologist Martin van den Berg from the University of Utrecht advocates an awareness-raising campaign to warn pregnant women and heart patients about the risks of lower concentrations of carbon monoxide. According to him, that is even more necessary for the Health Council to do so in order to bring it to attention.Furthermore, he says this about it: Quote I advise pregnant women and heart patients to buy sensitive detectors and ensure adequate ventilation in your home. Toxicologist Martin van den Berg, Utrecht University https://www.volkskrant.nl/nieuws-achtergrond/gezondheidsraad-duizenden-nederlandse-woningen-hebben-te-hoge-concentratie-koolstofmonoxide~b4aa6464/?referer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F What is carbon monoxide? - Carbon monoxide, also called carbon monoxide, is a compound of combustion substances.For proper combustion, carbon (C) reacts with oxygen (O2) and thus carbon dioxide is formed.If there is a shortage of oxygen (C), less CO2 is produced and carbon monoxide (CO) is produced. This is a toxic gas that you can't see, smell or taste. Because you can't see, smell or taste it, carbon monoxide is called an “assassin.” What is the cause of carbon monoxide poisoning? - One #koolmonoxidevergiftiging you can get in different ways and in different places, such as at home, but also outside in your caravan, by turning a barbecue, a wood stove or a car that is warm in the garage. Below you can read the different causes: broken geysers, central heating boilers, heaters poorly maintained heating boilers, stoves, fireplaces, geysers. insufficient ventilation of flue ducts, insufficient supply of air, insufficient ventilation of your home. clogged smoke channels and drains by, for example, bird nests or dirty remains that block the road. improper use of stoves and fireplaces, using them as an all-burner. chimneys that are not swept annually by an approved chimney company. are not in possession of carbon monoxide detectors. How to recognize a carbon monoxide poisoning? - You can't see carbon monoxide. It's an odorless, invisible gas. A carbon monoxide poisoning gives the following symptoms: nausea vomiting headache fatigue confusion With a high concentration of carbon monoxide intake, the following symptoms arise: unconsciousness arrhythmias hyperventilation coma How to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning? - Research by the Dutch Burns Foundation showed that 43% of the respondents do not know that a carbon monoxide detector should be placed next to a central heating boiler, geyser, fireplace, or stove. The following steps should be taken to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning: Place carbon monoxide detectors and place them in the places where the combustion devices hang. Also place them on the corridor, landing and bedrooms. Regularity check the detectors, because of batteries that need to be replaced, test if the beeper is still going off and remove dust residues. Don't you know exactly which carbon monoxide detectors to purchase? There are several species. Take a look at this site: https://www.brandweer.nl/brandveiligheid/koolmonoxidemelders Ensure sufficient ventilation of your home, garage, caravan, country house. Ventilating 24 hours a day is best! Make sure that at least once a year your flue is swept off your chimney by a licensed chimney company. Let once a year the boiler, geyser or stove be serviced and cleaned by an approved installation company. Recognize the beginning symptoms of a carbon monoxide poisoning, such as headache, vomiting, fatigue, nausea. Hang a note in the house with a five roadmap how to act if there is a carbon monoxide poisoning. Five steps action plan! - The next five steps explain how to act when you have to act when there is a carbon monoxide poisoning.1. Open windows and doors for ventilation. 2. If possible, turn off all combustion devices.3. Warn any fellow residents and leave the house. Leave windows and doors open and do not enter the premises.4. Call 112 if there are symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.5. Have all combustion appliances checked again for re-use by an approved maintenance company.Citation of source: https://www.nu.nl/binnenland/5569457/veertig-gevallen-van-koolmonoxidevergiftiging-in-laatste-zes-weken.htm https://www.koolmonoxidemelder.nl/Symptomen-van-koolmonoxidevergiftiging https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koolstofmonoxide https://www.brandweer.nl/brandveiligheid/koolmonoxide https://www.consumentenbond.nl/cv-ketel/koolmonoxide https://radar.avrotros.nl/hulp-tips/hulpartikelen/item/koolmonoxide-hoe-voorkom-je-vergiftiging/ https://pixabay.com/ https://www.volkskrant.nl/nieuws-achtergrond/gezondheidsraad-duizenden-nederlandse-woningen-hebben-te-hoge-concentratie-koolstofmonoxide~b4aa6464/?referer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F Summer holidays - Child hazards - Read more You can register via this link: https://y.is/jI1nv Thank you for visiting my page! #koolmonoxide #waarschuwing #kachels #gaskachels #houtkachels #centrale #verwarming #gezondheid #mens #kinderen #dieren #actieplan #tips #informatie #weten #lezen #zoeken #delen #sluipmoordenaar #herkennen