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crazing; nasco; the world of clay - now, moreso, food borne pathogens in relation to glazes, or...

updated thu 10 jul 08


pdp1@EARTHLINK.NET on wed 9 jul 08

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ivor and Olive Lewis"

> Conjecture, Maybe.
> But the proposition that craze lines can act as reservoirs of
> infectious organisms can be tested.
> Best regards,
> Ivor Lewis.

Hi Ivor, Vince, all...

Of course...( it could be 'tested' ).

But, do we really expect that the presence of Crazes in-a-Glaze, would
occasion any 'better' hosting of Micro-Organisms, than do the sub-visual
scale topography, fissures and textures any other surface has?

Do we distinguish in this concern or regard, whether a 'Crazed' Glaze is on
a truely vitrified Clay Body, or, on a permiable or semi-permiable one?

And or in either event, whether it ( the Vessel ) will be warmed or cooled,
and when... in the cycle of having new foods put into it after 'old'..? and
with what happenning in-be-tween?

Or, also, is the question about food-borne pathogens? and their habits? (
possibly in relation to differences in Table Ware? Food storage? Food
handling? Or..? )

Or, about "Glazes'? ( With or without regard to the Claybody 'neath it...and
all the rest...)

...just wonderin'

'Infectious' is probably not the issue, though ( conditions of ) succour
which encourages or supports enough replications of a potentially
pathological Organism to be meaningful if injested orally, would be.

Anyone can handle a certain threshold or load or exposure to just about any
'infectious' Organism, and, we all do, every day...without incident, without
infestation or infection.

Too, just for one example, of how the same thing in differing conditions,
allows differing outcomes, say, a Crazed, permiable Clay Body 'Cup', used
every day for the last couple hundred years even, or new and used only for a
few weeks now, for plain Black or Green Tea...

There will not be a problem.

The same Cup, used for 'raw' Milk, obtained once every few days from Herds
which are teeming with Brucellosis, Campylobacter, Leptosporosis, Rabies,
Listeria, Pasturella, Glanders, shigatoxinogenic Escherichia coli O157, BSE,
Salmonella, Eastern or Western Bovine Influenza, Actinomycosis, or , were I
to continue, lets say a 'List' as long as your Arm, or your Leg...or just
any few of them, and where the full Milking Pail is left sitting next to the
tall Arbors of the vigorous String Bean Patch, on Land whose breezes are
noted for wafting plenty of Anthrax Spores...

...and if the Milk were typically left sitting in the Cup for long periods
at room temperature, and the Cup never exposed to heavy doses of close
proximity ionizing radiation for a few hours at a time in a Vaccuum, after
thorough and vigorous washing and soaking in hot Carbolic Acid,

I think there might be a pretty good chance for a problem...


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