Monday, January 19, 2009

Do not turn ON A/C Immediately as soon as you Enter the Car

Please open the windows after you enter your car and do not turn ON your air-conditioning immediately.

In brief, the above article says: According to research done by a U.C., the car dashboard, sofa, air freshener will emit Benzene, a cancer causing toxin (carcinogen- take note of the heated plastic smell in your car).

In addition to causing cancer, it poisons your bones, causes anemia, and reduces white blood cells. Prolonged exposure will cause Leukaemia, increasing the risk of cancer. May also cause miscarriage.

Acceptable Benzene level indoors is 50 mg per sq. ft. A car parked indoors with the windows closed will contain 400-800 mg of Benzene.. If parked outdoors under the sun at a temperature above 60 degrees F, the Benzene level goes up to 2000-4000 mg, 40 times the acceptable level.. The people inside the car will inevitably inhale an excess amount of the toxin.
It is recommended that you open the windows and door to give time for the interior to air out before you enter. Benzene is a toxin that affects your kidney and liver, and is very difficult for your body to expel this toxic stuff.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Indian Grocery Items - English to Tamil Translation

Listing of common Indian grocery items listed in English along with their Tamil translations. For listing of transalations in different languages, both Indian and International, please click here.

English Tamil
Pulses and Cereals
Bengal Gram Kadalai paruppu
Green Gram Payatham paruppu
Red Gram Tuavaram paruppu
Black Gram Ulatham paruppu
Gram Flour Kadalai Mavu
Corn Flour Makka cholam
Vegetables and Fruits
Brinjal Kathirikkai
Capsicum Kuda milagai
Cabbage Muttai Kosu
Cauliflower Pookosu
Carrot Carrot
Coriander leaves Kotthamalli ilai
Coconut Thengai
Mint Leaves Pudina ilai
Green Peas Pattani
Lemon Yelumicham palam
Onion Vengayam
Garlic Vellai poondu
Potato Urulaikkilangu
Tomato Thakkali
Banana Vazhaipalam
Pineapple Annasi pazham
Mango Mampazham
Grapes Dhiratchai
Nuts and Condiments
Aniseed Sombu
Asafoetida Perungayam
Bay Leaf Punnai ilai
Black Pepper Milagu
Cardamom Yelakkai
Cinnamon Patthai
Cloves Lavangam/Krambu
Coriander Seeds Varakothamalli
Cumin Seeds Jeeragham
Curry leaves Kariveppilai
Cashewnuts Mundhiri
Fennel Perunjeeragam
Fenugreek Vendhayam
Garlic Vellai Poondu
Ginger Injhi
Jaggery Vellam
Mustard Kadugu
Poppy Seeds Kasakasa
Red Chillies Sigappu Milagai
Raisins Ularndadhirakashai
Tamarind Puli
Turmeric powder Manjal podi
Yogurt Thayiru
Rice (Raw) Pachha risi
Rice (Boiled) Pulunga arisi
Semolina Rawai
Vermicelli Semia

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