Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What about those plasmids? DUE WED, JAN 27

Antibiotic resistance seems to be on an all-time high.
So, I thought, "I will bring my carry-on Hg-lamp with me!". 
Just to be sure, "I will buy a life-time supply of Canada Dry". One would not want to die as many a Darwinian-like African explorer.
Those two should cover my bases, though maybe get my children a third arm.


Why o why? Blog about my two comments.








70 comments:

  1. “I will bring my carry-on Hg-lamp with me!”

    UV light waves are high energy and kill bacteria. Hg-lamps are “efficient sources of deep UV light” which would make them suitable to a person looking to kill bacteria on surfaces around them.

    “I will buy a lifetime supply of Canada Dry.”

    Canada Dry is a brand of tonic water. Tonic water consists of quinine which is a “natural white crystalline alkaloid” that has painkilling, fever-reducing, anti-inflammatory and antimalarial attributes (Wiki). Quinine is used as a treatment for malaria. This drink would be appealing to a person seeking these prophylactic properties.

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  2. Aneal Sunny
    Period 07

    No need for malaria shots, drinking tonic water keeps malaria at bay.
    The ingredent that makes tonic water bitter also fights against Malaria

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  3. Lisa Diaz
    Period 4
    In regards to "I will bring my carry-on Hg-lamp with me!"
    Mercury lights kill plasmids in bacteria due to there light waves, this is a reason why someone looking to keep from getting sick might have one.
    Also in response to "I will buy a lifetime supply of Canada Dry."
    A person might buy Canada Dry a brand of tonic water. Tonic water contains quinine, which was added to the drink originally to fight against malaria. Though now days the amount of quinine in drinks are medically insignificant, meaning one would have to drink more in order to receive a dosage large enough to stop malaria.

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  4. Frances Fonseca
    Period 2 (:
    Quinine, is used to treat malaria and is also in the tonic water, i there for suppose that if you keep drinking the beverage it will suit as the same effect as the shot to prevent malaria
    source: http://www.wellsphere.com/wellpage/quinine-tonic-water

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  5. Yasmin Ali HBIO Pd. 7January 26, 2010 at 2:15 PM

    Yasmin Ali
    Hbio pd 7

    "I will bring my carry on Hg lamp with me!"

    An Hg lamp includes UV light waves. UV light waves kill bacteria and have a hugh amount of energy. A "carry on hg lamp" would be great for someone to kill the bacteria around them.


    "I will buy a lifetime supply of Canada Dry."

    Canada Dry is tonic water. Tonic water contains quanine. Quanine was added to the drink as a prophylactic against malaria, since it was originally intended for consumption in tropical areas of South Asia and Africa, where that disease is endemic. A person would want/use this for
    that quanine that fights malaria.

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  6. Keanu Tavares
    Period 2

    You say want to bring a mercury lamp because it contains high levels of energy and kill most bacteria due to the UV rays. You would like to have a lifetime supply of Canada Dry because it is a tonic water and tonic waters contain Quinine which was the first effective treatment for malaria, whiich happens to be a disease carried by a bug just as the infection Darwin experienced, caused by Plasmodium falciparum.

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  7. by carrying an Hg lamp around with u you will be able to sterlize all surfaces u need to touch and doing so will combat the anti biotic resistance.

    And since darwins quests led him through many malaria infested areas many would have died of ths disease. an since tonic waters fight this diease it would be wise to drink it!

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  8. Susana Becerra
    Period 4

    A “Life time supply of Canada Dry” would not be as important as you think, unless you are willing to drink heavy amounts of it at a time. Although it contains Quinine, which has been used to treat malaria, tonic water does not usually contain enough quinine to be useful to fight, or prevent malaria. Quinine for prevention of malaria can be purchased as tablets and liquid medications. It has also been used to speed up uterine contractions during childbirth. So if your pregnant, don’t over do the Canada Dry!

    Because hg-lamps emit UV light and UV light waves are high energy and kill bacteria, it might be a good idea to pack that in your luggage! But be aware that there have been documented cases of lamps being damaged which can cause sun burns and eye inflammation, so if you do decide to bring your Hg-lamp, it’s a good idea to pack sunscreen and sunglasses as well, just incase!

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  9. Itzel Castillo
    Period 2

    Sure, carry around your mercury lab which sanitizes surfaces around you and can keep mosquitoes that carry malaria away but do you really want to expose yourself to those UV rays? You wouldn't sit out in the sun or a taning bed and let the UV rays fry you, right? Well Hg lamps can cause burns on your skin and eye damage. So sure, keep Malaria carrying mosquitoes away, but brace yourself for the effects of your Hg lamp and your childs third arm.

    Knock yourself out with the Canada Dry! Canada Dry has tonic water which can keep your body from getting Malaria. Tonic water was first made to help people in areas where Malaria thrives become less likely to get the disease. So ignore the bitter taste and don't worry, your chances to contract Malaria will dicrease.

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  10. Shadi Rohani
    Period 4
    01-26-10
    WHAT ABOUT THOSE PLASMIDS?
    • Mercury is an important component in all energy-efficient lamps. Mercury lamps or Hg lamps are electric discharge lamps that in which the major portion of the radiation is produced by the excitation of mercury atoms. It was the first lamp to act as a light source that was mass produced for general lighting applications, and still today it remains one of the most popular discharge lamps produced globally.
    • Tonic water or Indian water, combined with quinine and a few other ingredients are established in the soft drink Canada dry. The beverage was originally used in Africa and India as a prophylactic against malaria. Tonic water is a carbonated beverage that derives its somewhat bitter taste from the addition of quinine. Though tonic water lacks enough quinine to reduce symptoms of malaria, it still is called a “tonic” meaning essentially healthful, from its use of quinine. Drinking Canada Dry would be one of the best ways to prevent from having malaria.

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  11. Canada Dry is a brand of tonic water that contains quinine, a prophylactic against malaria. Tonic water was intended for use in the tropical areas of India and Africa. Even though the drink protects you from malaria, there are side-effects. Cinchonism is a known side-effect, as well as hearing impairment and in rare cases, death.

    Low pressure mercury-vapor lamps can be used for surface cleaning. For someone who is worried about germ-infected areas, they could use a mercury lamp to disinfect their surroundings, efficiently killing bacteria.

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  12. Avalon Hoek SpaansJanuary 26, 2010 at 4:17 PM

    The quinine in tonic will help fight your malaria but the mercury in the HG lamp could cause defects to your children.

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  13. ANa SOphia Mifsud
    p.7
    "I will bring my carry-on Hg-lamp with me!".
    even tho these Hg laps or mercury laps may have many benefits by cleaving DNA segments and having possible anti leukemic properties it might not be a good idea to carry an Hg lap around seeing as how replacing them and handling them may be dangerous. I think these laps should be further researched for treatment or prevention of cancers. We might find a way to cure cancer or prevent illnesses :)

    “I will buy a lifetime supply of Canada Dry.”
    If i ever move to Africa or India ill be sure to stock up on the canada dry, then maybe i wont have to worry about malaria :D Thank God for quinine!

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  14. Eduardo Navarro
    Period 7

    Canada Dry contains quinine which is a substance used as treatment for malaria. Hg-lamps emit UV lights. UV lights kill bacteria.

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  15. Yurimar Jaen Period.4
    Hh-Lamp-Mercury lamps are both beneficial and harmful .Mercury lamps cam be used to kill bacteria.They can break down plasmid DNA.
    Canada dry-A brand of Tonic water.Tonic water conains quinine ,the drink was initially made for defense against malaria,and it's prophylactic ingredient is venom from a plant located in the tropics and is actually an intercalant.But today's tonics are said to not carry enough quinine to make a real medical significance.
    Third Leg-Although quinine can be used against malaria it intercalates and gets between the DNA and that can cause negative effects.Mercury lamps are also of course harmful,because of the light they emit.With their good properties come bad ones.

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  16. “I will bring my carry-on Hg-lamp with me!”

    UV disinfects bacteria through a photochemical process. HG-lamps, can radiate necessary amounts of UV light in order to kill any bacteria on any given surface

    “I will buy a lifetime supply of Canada Dry.”

    Within canada dry (tonic water) there is Quinine, Quinine is what gives tonic water the flavor it has. For every 6 fluid ounces of tonic water there are 20 milligrams of Quinine, Quinine is the medication given to people who have been diagnosed with malaria. In order for Quinine to be effective you must take 200-350MG of it three times a day. So if you were to have a life time supply of canada dry you wouldn't have to worry about malaria.

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  17. Yurimar Jaen Period.4
    Hh-Lamp-Mercury lamps are both beneficial and harmful .Mercury lamps cam be used to kill bacteria.They can break down plasmid DNA.
    Canada dry-A brand of Tonic water.Tonic water conains quinine ,the drink was initially made for defense against malaria,and it's prophylactic ingredient is venom from a plant located in the tropics and is actually an intercalant.But today's tonics are said to not carry enough quinine to make a real medical significance.
    Third Leg-Although quinine can be used against malaria it intercalates and gets between the DNA and that can cause negative effects.Mercury lamps are also of course harmful,because of the light they emit.With their good properties come bad ones.

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  18. Minh Nguyen
    P.4

    To insure no infectious malria would harm my immune system. So i will buy a lifetime supply of Canadian Dry which contain quinne to reduce the risk of getting infectious disease.

    To stop plasmid from getting into my body and give my antinbiotic resistance, I would buy a mercury lamb which reduce the risk.

    BUt with many of this protection against plasmid there could be highest chance of plasmid mutation in the gene which can be from quinnie and the mercury lamp, which can produce a child with third arm

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  19. Brooke Lombardi pd. 2January 26, 2010 at 4:52 PM

    "I will bring my carry-on Hg-lamp with me!"

    The UV light in the mercury lamps kill of bacteria.

    "I will buy a lifetime supply of Canada Dry!"

    Canada Dry is a brand of tonic water. The quinine in tonic water fights against malaria. Tonic water was originally created for the parts of India and Africa where malaria are most commonly found.

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  20. "I will buy a lifetime supply of Canada Dry"

    Canada Dry sells the ginger ale but it also sells tonic water which contains quinine. Quinine is a well-known (since the mid-1600s) for curing malaria. So, one would not die as a Darwinian-like African explorer if they had sickle-cell anemia or Canada Dry Toxic Water

    "“I will bring my carry-on Hg-lamp with me!”

    Hg is mercury. Mercury is a Uv-light and can destroy plasmids

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  21. Luz Ramirez P.2

    An Hg lamp is a highly efficient way to use UV light. UV light is helpful in killing bacteria.

    Canada Dry is a type of tonic water. Tonic water has an ingredient called quinine. Quinine helps with the prevention of malaria.

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  22. Augusto Ramirez
    Period 7

    Instead of using Antibiotics in order to treat diseases such as malaria, there are other ways a person can prevent getting the disease and in the comments posted by Dr. Ochatt, two of these alternatives are mentioned. The Hg-lamp has a high radiation of UV waves that can kill bacteria around it. Also the quinine in Tonic Water(Like Canada Dry)was added to the drink as a prophylactic against malaria.

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  23. Jonathan RicknauthJanuary 26, 2010 at 5:10 PM

    JONATHAN RICKNAUTH
    PERIOD 7

    BUYING A LIFE TIME OF CANADA DRY PROBABLY MAKE YOU IMMUNE TO MALARIA BECAUSE IT IS A BRAND OF TONIC WATER.

    CARRYING A HG LAMP COULD PROTECT YOU FROM HARMFUL BACTERIA AND FIND MISMATCHED DNA.

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  24. Melissa Dorvily Pd.2 H.Bio

    A mercury or Hg-lamp kills bacteria because they contain UV rays from UV light and UV kills bacteria.

    Canada dry is also tonic water and tonic water is used for people who have malaria because it contains an ingridient called an alkaloid that fights malaria.

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  25. Melissa Dorvily Pd.2 H.Bio

    A mercury or Hg-lamp is used to kill bacteria because it contains UV rays from UV lights and UV kills bacteria.

    Canada dry is also tonic water which is used for people who hacve malaria because it contains an ingredient called an alkaloid that helps fight malaria.

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  26. Elizabeth GonzalezJanuary 26, 2010 at 5:23 PM

    Elizabeth Gonzalez
    Period 4

    "I will bring my carry-on Hg-lamp with me!"

    Hg-lamps have efficient sources of ultraviolet waves. Low pressure Hg lamps can be used for disinfection. Ultraviolet waves change DNA's shape and can lead to the death of cells or the production of distorted proteins.

    "I will buy a life-time supply of Canada Dry."

    Quinine is commonly known for its use to cure malaria. Canada dry is tonic water with "bitter lemon or bitter lime". Tonic water is carbonated water with quinine.

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  27. “I will bring my carry-on Hg-lamp with me!”

    The photolytic decomposition with the L-Hg lamp was much faster than with the H-Hg lamp. The higher efficiency of the L-Hg lamp is caused by its greater light intensity at short wavelengths. These are called UV light waves. SO the L-Hg lamp, make it possible for a person to kill bacteria.

    “I will buy a lifetime supply of Canada Dry.”

    Canada Dry is a drink that has tonic water.Tonic water is a carbonated soft drink flavoured with quinine, which gives it a distinctively bitter taste.Quinine is a natural white crystalline alkaloid. Quinine was the first effective treatment for malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum.

    Carolina Almonacid
    Period 7

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  28. “I will bring my carry-on Hg-lamp with me!”

    ~The Mercury lamp is used to kill bacteria. For a person who wanted to kill bacteria which cause viruses, a mercury lamp is a good source to kill the unwanted bacteria. By carrying a mercury lamp with you, you can kill the bacteria around you.



    “I will buy a lifetime supply of Canada Dry.”

    ~Drinks such as Canada Dry and Crush have a substance called quanine in them. The quanine kills pain and also reduces fevers. If you have malaria, the quinine also helps to fight against the malaria. The quinine works like sickle cell anemia. People who have sickle cell anemia are resitant to malaria. To prevent malaria you couls drink Canada Dry or Crush.

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  29. Hg-lamps are low-pressue mercury lamps, and are "highly efficient UV light sources of short wavelengths".
    Bacteria is effectively killed under high energy and UV light. Since Hg lamps have both of these things, they will be useful to fight antibiotic resistance.

    Canada Dry is a type of tonic water, which is a carbonated beverage, which contains quinine. Quinine is one of the earliest chemical substances which, when taken into the body, kills disease-producing microorganisms. This has often been used in fighting maleria. Therefore, drinking Canada Dry can possibly kill bacteria.

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  30. The reason that you would bring Canada Dry on your trip is that Canada Dry is tonic water, and tonic water contains quinine, which protects against malaria.
    The reason for you to bring a carry on Hg lamp on your trip would be that an Hg lamp would protect you against bacteria. This is because an Hg lamp provides ultraviolet light which kills bacteria.
    However, an Hg lamp contains mercury, which is dangerous to a pregnant woman's fetus, and could damage it's growth. And that is why you say, "though maybe get my children a third arm."

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  31. Alejandro SantacolomaJanuary 26, 2010 at 6:09 PM

    From what I've researched, hg lamps do produce UV light, but they the bulb has an outer coating absorbing the UV light, thus preventing it from escaping the bulb. Furthermore, hg lamps have an incredibly long life span, and produce a strong light, thus making them ideal as bulbs and lamps for lighting, not for killing bacteria. The UV rays from the lamp could kill bacteria and other molecular organisms, but the filter prevents this from occurring.

    Canada dry contains quinine, a substance that serves as a antimalarial, antipyretic, among other things.

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  32. Daniela Menendez
    Period 7

    "I will buy a lifetime supply of canada dry"

    Canada Dry is a tonic water which has quinine found in it. Quinine works as a prophylactic against maleria, which was what many people died from while they explored all of Africa. But if you take one Canada Dry today with the intent of fighting off maleria then you'r out of luck. Since now a days the amount of quinine added is much less and used ony for its bitter flavor (even though in the begining the quinine was added with the purpose to fend off maleria), so the amount of quinine now a days is medically insignificant. And the only thing it would help you with under the hot african sun is quench your thirst...or glow at night if you brought your black light.

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  33. I'd like to deter you from carrying around a Hg-lamp with you, but it's your decision. Hg-lamps produce UV waves which kill bacteria and sterilize surfaces; water and the air can also be sterilized using a Hg-lamp. Just imagine being free of bacteria, even the bacteria that is beneficial to your health. A type of bacteria on your skin prevent humans from contracting certain types of fungi; I doubt you want to have that problem.

    Now, drinking Canada Dry is a somewhat of a better idea. Tonic waters, such as Canada Dry, contain quinine, an anti-inflammatory and prophylactic against malaria. Quinine is what causes these tonics to be bitter, but I think we can deal with a bitter taste in the effort to abolish malaria.

    Very interesting facts; I enjoyed reading these articles.

    Alejandro Blanco P2

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  34. Gabriel Garcia
    Period 7

    "I will bring my carry-on Hg-lamp with me!”

    Hg-lamps emit UV light waves. Ultraviolet purification is a proven technology that can protect from diseases and can kill bacteria. If you carry around an Hg-lamp it will keep you from getting any diseases that require antibiotics, which will then decrease antibiotic resistance in your body.

    "I will buy a life-time supply of Canada Dry"

    Canada Dry is a brand of tonic water, which is a “fizzy soft drink flavoured with quinine”. Quinine was added to the drink to protect against malaria, because it was meant to be consumed in the tropical areas of India and Africa where malaria is common. Having a life-time supply of Canada Dry could possibly save the life of a “Darwinian-like African explorer.”

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  35. “I will bring my carry-on Hg-lamp with me!”
    Hg-lamps are commonly used for their deep UV light efficiency. Yes, UV lamps can be used to kill bacteria, but long term exposure to UV light can cause skin cancer and other ailments. Mercury lamps lead to the break down of plasmids.

    “I will buy a lifetime supply of Canada Dry.”
    Canada Dry, or tonic water, is flavored with quinine, a bitter- tasting fluorescent. Quinine has been found to have anti-malarial qualities, and is used as a treatment for Malaria. In Africa, you may want to have a steady supply of Canada Dry, but watch out for mutations.

    "Maybe get my children a third arm."
    Quinine percolates into DNA, getting between the two DNA strands. When the DNA tries to replicate, some plasmids may be lost, resulting in a possible prevailing trait.

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  36. HG lamps would be very helpfull if you were trying to kill bacteria. The Hg lamp can also be very dangerous becasue it uses mercury which can be verry harmful to the human body.

    Canada Dry i a tonic water thaat contains quinine which can be used as a treatment for malaria. Drinking only canada dry would not be very healthy. It is not recommended to prevent getting malaria by only drinking canada dry

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  37. a lifetime supply of canada dry sounds good because it contains quinine, an alkloid that glows in blacklight and is used as a treatment for malaria and to help symptoms such as muscle pain and fever.
    http://www.quinine.com/

    "i will bring my carry-on Hg-lamp with me"

    An hg lamp will be used to kill bacteria causing malaria before it reaches the body by using uv light.

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  38. Evelyn Gonzalez
    Period 4
    Hg-lamps are an efficient source of UV light which disinfects surfaces, killing bacteria. One looking to avoid becoming antibiotic resistant would consider carrying a low pressure mercury-vapor lamp.
    Canada Dry is a brand of tonic water, which contains a large dose of quinine. It is useful when fighting disease such as malaria, but the ingredient that gives this drink flavor also alters DNA.

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  39. By bringing an Hg-lamp, the surrounding bacteria would be killed, due to the high energy UV light waves it produces. Therefore, preventing bacteria to replicate and reproduce.

    By carrying a life time supply of Canada Dry, you would be protected against malaria. Canada Dry is a soft drink flavored with quinine which acts as a prophylactic against malaria.

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  40. Mariano de Socarraz-NovoaJanuary 26, 2010 at 7:17 PM

    You will bring your mercury lamp because they kill bacteria. And makes it easy for a person to kill bacteria.

    Canada Dry has an ingredient called quinine (which is what made it fluorescent, in the chemistry presentation) and is a treatment for malaria.

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  41. "I will bring my carry-on Hg-lamp with me!"

    Hg lamps are used to kill bacteria, so by cturning it on and shinning its light on a surface, you will kill the bacteria, therefore preventing the spread of dseases.

    "I will buy a lifetime supply of Canada Dry"

    Because Canada Dry is a brand of tonic water, it contains quinine, which is used to treat malaria, but it can also cause major side affects to your DNA.

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  42. Daniela Muino P.4

    "I will bring my carry-on Hg-lamp with me!".
    Hg, is the symbol for mercury. Mercury lamps emit UV rays that kill bacteria, and have anti-malarial properties, like the quanine in Canada Dry. The problem with UV rays though, is that too much exposure to UV rays can cause skin cancer.

    "I will buy a lifetime supply of Canada Dry."
    Canada Dry as well as other ginger ales and tonic waters, contain quinine, a crystal-like alkaloid that has anti-malarial properties. There is not enough quanine in commercial tonics to fully protect you from malaria though; the alkaloid is mainly used in drinks for its flavor.

    Both of these options would protect people in Africa from malaria, and one would not die like "many a Darwinian-like African explorer." With these protections, one would be less susceptible to malaria. The radiation from the UV though, might give your children an "extra arm".

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  43. Per. 2

    I would personally go with the life time supply of canada dry because it lasts long and can deal with things internally.

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  44. Carolina Giraldo
    Period 4

    "I will bring my carry-on Hg-lamp with me!"

    Agree. Precautions would have to be taken with the bulb in the lamp, since if broken, it can be dangerous to others.
    Hospitals in the future could use this. Mercury lamps installed on all health care facilities to prevent plasmid DNA transfer. For our protection, a type of coating (A cream with this substance) could be created that somehow deflects the mercury rays to protect us.
    Or maybe we could develop a lamp that has a spectrum that specifically targets and destroys a certain pattern in DNA (which we would determine) so that patients could be treated by being subjected to the rays which would destroy the plasmid DNA embedded in the cells as well as in the outside environment, relieving the person from the virus??

    “I will buy a lifetime supply of Canada Dry.”

    Personally, I would not. Too many reprecussions in my opinion:Cardiac arrhythmias, Thrombocythemia, Cinchonism,Hypersensitivity reactions, Overdose (difference between right dosage and overdose is too close a call to do without expertise of a doctor if one is ignorant when it comes to the drug.) Only one drug FDA approved (Qualaquin) so I would consult a doctor if I was thinking about taking the drug, to be on the safe side. (For myself. Dr.O is definitely more familiar with this, so I think she knows what she's doing and exactly how much of the Canada Dry she'd take.)
    Reference: -http://www.oshmanlaw.com/pharmaceutical_litigation/quinine.html

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  45. Monserrat Sierra
    Period 7

    "I'll bring my carry-on Hg lamp with me."

    Hg lamps are an efficient source of UV light, and they are highly energized and they kill bacteria.

    "I will buy myself a lifetime supply of Canada Dry."

    Canada Dry is a famous brand of tonic water, or ginger ale. What is tonic water? It is a fizzy, soft drink with quantities of quinine. Quinine is made from the bark of a cinchona tree. Quinine is added as a preventive for malaria. Although any insect that can be carrying malaria, but is antibiotic resistant, you can still protect yourself with the help of any brand of tonic water, in this case Canada Dry.

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  46. Canadry is a preferred soft drink when to Africa becuase of the quinine that it has that can aid in antiobiotic resistance to malaria. A prophylactic is a drug and or treatment that is engineered to fend off harmful diseases. source:www.medterms.com
    And you would want to bring a hg lamp with you becuase mercury-arc lamps are commonly used in photocleavage reactions which are commonly used in antiviral therapeutic strategies. -junaid per 2

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  47. Lol good one dr. O but who needs tonic water when your African like me I'll just get sickle cell anemia to keep malaria away from me;).

    An hg-lamp a day keeps the doctor away
    -Will Ragheb

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  48. Clarissa Trabanino
    p.7
    Hg lamps are lamps sources of UV light concentration. The radiation given off by these lamps tends to kill bacteria which would be useful for people in am environment that has a lot of bacteria that affects the health of the population.

    Canada dry is a type of tonic water which is useful to have because the ingridoent that makes tonic water is used to treat malaria. This is extremely useful and efficient in many ways for people prone to having malaria such as the African population.

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  49. The Canada dry has tonic water that is showed to have substances to help prevent malaria.if somebody was travelig to africa or a place where malaria is common canada dry would help.HG lamps are efficient because they have a high concentration of UV rays the readiation givin off by these lamps kills bacteria which is useful for places that has alot of bacteria

    Abby Moore period 7

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  50. Taking a Hg lamp with you would help fight bacteria because it gives off radiation which kills bacteria.

    Canada dry is useful because it's a form of tonic water which has an ingridoent that helps treat malaria. This if people that are prone to gettig malaria drink it, they won't get it.

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  51. The mercury lamp is needed because it has the same effect that drugs such as antibiotics have on bacteria
    Aneal sunny
    period 7

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  52. Itamar Aminoff
    Pd 2

    The Hg lamp helps to fight bacteria because it gives off radiation.

    Canada Dry is a form of tonic water which helps treat malaria. Tonic water contains Guinine.

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  53. "I will bring my Hg carry-on lamp with me!"

    A mercury lamp gives off UV light which is a factor in fighting off bacteria. So essentially carrying around a mercury lamp would keep you safe from any bacteria, although I think Purell would be much easier to carry around considering it's in a bottle!


    "I will buy a life-time supply of Canada Dry."

    Canada Dry is a brand of tonic water, which contains Quinine. Quinine is used to prevent malaria. Buying a life-time supply won't do much good, the only big impact it'll make is draining your bank account.

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  54. Danielle Keeler (period 2)January 27, 2010 at 2:30 PM

    "I will bring my carry-on Hg-lamp with me!"
    That's a pretty daring thought, considering the fact that getting UV radiation poisoning is pretty dangerous. Mercury lamps (Hg lamps) give off UV light that kills bacteria and is harmful to humans(Grab your sunscreen!).
    In some movies, you can see the little handheld light (low pressure) used to clean surfaces of bacteria.
    I, for one, would prefer unclean surfaces to skin cancer.
    "I will buy a life-time supply of Canada Dry".
    I would consider this a healthy investment, and that's not an understatement! Canada Dry Tonic water contains a antimalarial ingredient called quinine. A white powder obtained from the cinchona tree that is found in the Andes mountain range of Ecuador and Peru, Quinine is known to protect against Malaria (a disease from the same parasite, english scientist, Charles Darwin died from.)
    If I were you, I'd buy in bulk!

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  55. ALBERTO SILVA
    period 2

    The UV light in the mercury lamps kill of bacteria.

    Canada Dry is a brand of tonic water, The quinine in tonic water fights against malaria. Tonic water was made forr the parts of Africa and India where malaria is found alot.

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  56. Alejandro Santacoloma P.4

    Not all hg lamps kill bacteria, some are used just for lighting, mercury lamps produce UV light which can kill bacteria, other small organisms, and can destroy plasmids. They can also harm us however, damaging our cells, and could eventually cause a person to develop skin cancer due to the UV light. But many bulbs that contain mercury have an outer coating to prevent the UV light to escape from the bulb, allowing only visible light to escape the bulb.

    Canada dry and other tonic waters contain Quinine, a ingredient that gives tonic water its bitter flavor. Quinine is an antimalarial, anti-inflamatory substance. It helps fight malaria, but now malaria has become resistant to it, besides this, tonic water contains very minute amounts of Quinine.

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  57. I wouldn't personally use a Hg lamp since the UV rays. Although I would use the lamp for a short time use so you can resist bacteria but don't receive as much damage from pro-long use. The life-time of Canada Dry is good for you cause it can prevent malaria, since the quinine and tonic water. Yet the thing I couldn't stand the taste of Canada Dry, but its either bad taste or malaria so ...

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  58. "I'll bring my carry-on Hg lamp with me."

    Hg-Lamps comprise of high levels of UV Rays which, by research, are very efficient for eliminating surrounding bacteria. In my opinion, this can be appreciated in some situations, but when it starts destroying necessary bacteria, is it really helping?

    “I will buy a lifetime supply of Canada Dry.”

    Canada Dry is a sort of tonic drink that contains the natural white crystalline alkaloid that was one of the aboriginal medicine for malaria treatments.Europeans were introduced to quinine in the 1600s, when Jesuit missionaries first brought the “miracle bark” to Europe from their South American missions. When Europeans began using the drug to treat the fevers associated with malaria, they discovered that it was highly effective against certain strains, and Jesuit missions soon began raking in money from their quinine-extracting operations. Through the 1930s, quinine was the only drug effective against malaria, until an assortment of antimalarials were developed to combat the disease. But, on the downside, it comes with too many side effects such as paralysis if injected into the nerve, abnormal heart rhythms, and sometimes, hearing impairment. It should be avoided with patients with conduction defects or heart blocks.
    But, hey, if you wanna take the risk, go ahead.

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  59. william boutinet
    4th period

    "carry my hg-lamp with me"

    Hg-lamps give out UV light waves, and ultraviolet rays are a proven way of protecting from diseases and can kill bacteria, using the mercury within them.

    "I will buy a life-time supply of Canada Dry"

    Canada Dry is a type of flavored tonic water, which contains quinine. this protects against malaria, although, unless you drink extremely large amounts everyday, you will not get enough doses of quinine to help very much.

    "third arm"

    Although quinine can help againts diseases, it also can intercalate within the DNA and that may cause bad effects, such as deformations like 3rd arms

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  60. Maria Belen Martinez
    Period 4


    “I will bring my carry-on Hg-lamp with me!”

    - Hg lamps are made of mercury. These lamps with a short wavelength are capable of cleaning or modifying different surfaces. The lamp can kill bacteria which is good. But it has a bad side, since the UV radiation can be bad for you. I would personally use another alternate rather than these lamps since the UV radiation and the mercury can be dangerous factors to humans.

    "I will buy myself a lifetime supply of Canada Dry."

    - Canada Dry is a brand of tonic water such as Schwepps and others.
    The tonic waters on the market today contain a small dosage of quinine, not like they did back then when they were used purposely to prevent malaria in Africa. Today, drinking one bottle of Canada Dry or other types of tonic waters will have no effect on you. In that case a lifetime supply of tonic water would sound like a good idea to prevent malaria. A con of drinking too much Canada Dry or other tonic waters is the negative side effects it could have.

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  61. Ian Mucenic
    Period #2

    As for the Hg lamp, it is not only dangerous to your health, but also quite an expensive option. With 1 mercury lamp, you may end up paying well over $500 as with tonic water you would end up paying less than $2 every 2 liter bottle. I would go with the tonic water because it removes the hassle, danger, and price of that of an Hg lamp. Due to the fact that they both can protect you from the same sickness, tonic water is the obvious choice.

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  62. Mercury lamps serve as useful sources of UV light. This particular wavelength of light can irradiate contaminants and render surfaces sterile, though prolonged exposure to this light can lead to health concerns, amongst them skin cancer :/

    Canada Dry is a brand of beverage makers that manufacture, amongst other products, a ginger ale drink that is made with an alkaloid named quinine that not only gives the drink a distinctive taste but also gives it somewhat negligible anti-malarial properties and a funky fluorescence. Not to mention it makes for a great drink mixer; gin and tonic!! :p

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  63. Michael Estevill -Period 7 ...Id rather take my Hg lamp with me then take a chance on catching some sort of harmful bacteria! Turns out the UV rays emmited by this tricked out lamp are great against that kinda stuff!!! And Ive never tried Canada Dry ...but i might just start to try it if i have to go to Africa. I heard that there's high quantities of quinine in that stuff!! Quinine helps prevent maleria which rocks if you happen to be in a mosquito infested jungle in Africa and u just drank A LOT of Canada Dry!!

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  64. "I will bring my carry-on Hg-lamp with me!"

    That might not be such a good idea! Mercury is a very hamful substance to the human body. If it falls and breaks then you would have to clean it up very slowly and carefully. The tradeoff between mercury poisoning and plasid breakup is not worth it.


    "I will buy a life-time supply of Canada Dry"

    I don't that would really help. The amount of quinine currently in canada dry tonic water is so minscule you would have to drink more that your body weight. You however can take a drug called Qualaquin for your malarial needs.

    Ben Kaminsky P.4

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  65. Joanna Zhang
    Period 4

    Sure take a carry-on Hg-lamp with you. It'll help you kill the bateria by damaging the bacteria's DNA, however if the UV radiation escapes, you will be sorry indeed.

    Canada Dry, which has quinine, acts as a prophylactic against malaria. Quanine is a tonic water that is added into beverages like Canada Dry, so you won't die of the disease like one of those Darwinian-like African explorers. If you must, take it in large doses, because today there's medically insignificant quinine in one can of Canada Dry. But quinine intercalates with DNA, so there's no one to blame when your kidney fails and your baby is born with a third arm.

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  66. Jose Alvarez Pd. 7January 27, 2010 at 6:23 PM

    Low-pressure Hg lamps are very efficient sources of deep UV light. Low pressure mercury-vapor lamps have usually a quartz bulb in order to emit short wavelength light. Such a lamp can then be used for the cleaning or killing of bacteria.

    Tonic water originally contained only carbonated water and quinine, and it contained a large amount of quinine. The quinine was added to the drink to protect against malaria, since it was originally intended for consumption in tropical areas of India and Africa where that disease is endemic. But today’s standard 2L Canada Dry bottle has about 225 milligrams of quinine which means you would have to drink 3 2 liter bottles a day to have results.

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  67. i believe that the HG lamp is not a very smart thing to use becasue it is good in the fact that it kills bacteria but yet you have harmful UV rays reflected on your skin. i prefer the Canada Dry that has the same affect of the Malaria prevention shot. i would use the Canada Dry and not the HG lamp

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  68. Michelot M.
    Period #2

    Hmm.. an HG-Lamp. Yes, this UV concentrated lamp will in fact kill bacteria. However, it is scientifically supported that heavy amounts of UV light contribute to skin cancer, which left untreated can leave you for dead. So, if you decide to use an hg lamp, then a suggest you also bring a life time supply of sunblock spf-1,000,000.


    Ahh! Canada Dry? That will work. The amounts of quinine in Canada Dry will definetely help to prevent malaria. Since the 17th century it has been used as an effective treatment against the disease.

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  69. Kevin Winslow
    Period 4

    Taking an Hg lamp with you will fight bacteria because it emits UV rays which can kill the bacteria. The risks of using this are that the UV rays can harm our skin and the mercury inside the lamp is very hazardous when let out. This lamp would also be very useful in killing bacteria in food and different surfaces.

    Canada Dry is a brand of tonic water which contains an ingredient called quinine. Although drinking Canada Dry can help protect you from malaria, it could cause alterations in you DNA which could give your child a third arm.

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  70. Annette Vergara
    Period 4

    Ultraviolet (UV) light has shorter wavelengths than visible light.
    Canada Dry sells the ginger ale which contains quinine. Quinine is a well-known for curing malaria. A person would probably not die as a Darwinian-like African explorer if they had sickle-cell anemia or Canada Dry Toxic Water.A prophylactic is a drug and or treatment that is engineered to fend off harmful diseases. So you would want to bring a hg lamp with you becuase mercury-arc lamps are commonly used in photocleavage reactions which are commonly used in antiviral therapeutic strategies.

    UV light waves are high energy and shorter than visible light. UV light waves also kill bacteria. Hg-lamps are “efficient sources of deep UV light” which would make them suitable to a person looking to kill bacteria on surfaces around them. The radiation giving off by these lamps would kill the bacteria and provide a healthier enviroment.

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