The Doctors: Where Did I Park?
Have you ever walked out of a store and forgotten where you parked? The Doctors TV show said that every day over one million vehicles are misplaced. Parking garages are dangerous places for pedestrians. You can keep tabs on where you car is if you note what level you’re on before you leave a parking garage.
The Drs: Orbital Auto Finder Review
There are also hand held devices like the Orbital Auto Finder that can help you locate your car up to a half mile away. Dr. Jim Sears said that it uses radio direction finding technology and is great for huge parking lots.
Half of the Orbital Auto Finder goes on your keychain, and the other half stays in your car. If you are pointing at your car, you’ll get a higher tone from the auto finder.
The doctors tried it out and it seemed to get the job done. They sent everyone in the audience home with an Orbital Auto Finder.
The Doctors: Shopping Cart Accidents
The Doctors sent Dr. Sears into the field to check out some shopping cart catastrophes.
In the U.S., 32,000 kids are treated for shopping cart injuries each year. Dr. Sears said that many injuries are just bumps and bruises, but some can be fatal. A four-foot fall from a shopping cart onto a hard surface can cause a life-threatening injury.
Head and neck injuries and fractures are common when a child tries to stand up and grab something when a parent isn’t looking. Also, you should never let your child ride on the side of the cart or in the basket. Dr. Sears said to never leave your child unattended in the cart. As soon as you turn your back, they could have an accident.
The Drs TV: Pesticides on Unwashed Fruits and Vegetables
Dr. Travis Stork said that there could be dangers lurking in your local grocery store’s produce.
Sampling fresh fruits may sound delicious, but unless the fruit has been thoroughly washed, you could be sampling something dangerous. Government tests found that 68% of food samples have pesticide residue.
The Drs: Which Produce Has the Most Pesticides?
Dr. Stork had two audience members race each other in the “Dirtiest Produce Game.” They had 30 seconds to pick the top five produce members that have the most pesticide residue.
The girls wound up with almost identical picks. Dr. Stork informed the audience of the five dirtiest produce items from the Environmental Working Group’s Shopper’s Guide.
Number five was a strawberry and number four was a peach. Sweet bell peppers were number three and number two was celery. The dirtiest produce was an apple.
The Doctors: How to Clean Fruit & Produce
To clean produce, you should:
- wash it with warm water
- clean your cutting boards
- clean/replace sponges frequently
- add lemon juice or vinegar to water
- cut out bruised/damaged areas
- dry with a clean cloth or paper towel