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Sent: Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 7:27 PM
Subject: FW: Corrections: Take care to deal with the Onions....

This friend is a very serious person.  

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Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 1:43 AM
Subject: Corrections: Take care to deal with the Onions....

Dear all,  
I think I might have forwarded you an e-mail regarding leftover onions, but I just found out that it actually is an Urban Myth - usually a mix of truth, half-truths, superstition, folklore, and falsehoods. :-(

Jimmy, who works for USDA just made the following corrections:

Unfortunately, uncut onions in your home or workplace WON'T protect you from infectious diseases such as flu viruseshttp://www.snopes.com/medical/swineflu/onion.asp
   Staying healthy by avoiding large crowds especially in enclosed spaces, eating healthy foods especially colorful fruits and vegetables, staying hydrated, getting enough sleep, avoiding stress, and frequent hand-washing is a good start though.

Also, any leftover food will eventually have bacteria, yeast, and mold growth to make it spoiled.  Cut onions aren't necessarily more "poisonous" than other food.  

A recent analysis of CDC's foodborne outbreak data showed that leafy greens like spinach and lettuce have actually caused the most foodborne outbreaks in the U.S..  Other foods that have caused the most foodborne outbreaks include eggs, seafood, and cheese.  http://www.cspinet.org/new/200910061.html

Take care everyone, and safe eating!

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 11:41 PM

Fw: Take care to deal with the Onions....

Leftover onions are poisonous.
Stay healthy !