Food materials and their adulterations

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byEllen Henrietta Richards

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III WATER, TEA, COFFEE, COCOA TN importance to health second only to pure air is the quality of the water drunk. It may even be considered as a food, for there is at least a probability that its office in the system is more than that of a regulator of temperature and a diluent of the blood. From a sanitary point of view, next in importance to the quality of the water used is that of the other liquids which are more and more frequently substituted for it, namely, tea, coffee, and cocoa. Beer and wine are neither foods nor necessary beverages in this land of good water and cheap coffee, hence they are not here considered. WATER By far the largest quantity of any one thing taken into the system through the mouth is water. The average person drinks whatever is most convenient, yet only in the large cities with a carefully guarded water supply is this safe. In the country nine-tenths of the wells are more or less contaminated and are growing worse. It is past comprehension that men with some knowledge of soil drainage and water flow should place a well close by the cesspool and kitchen sink and expect it to keep sweet and clean. Even women with no especial training should have reason enough to know that slops thrown close to the mouth of the well disappear into the ground and must find their way to the water. It seems to be assumed that all clear, cold water comes from a great depth and is therefore pure. Only in the case of driven wells, where a small pipe is driven down to a known distance, or in the case of the true artesian wells, which deliver water in great force without pumping, is this true. The ordinary shallow well, thirty feet or so deep, is usually fed, in whole or in part, from near-by sources and is always an object of suspicion. Such wat...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III WATER, TEA, COFFEE, COCOA TN importance to health second only to pure air is the quality of the water drunk. It ma...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217212808

ISBN - 13:9780217212809

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