Why a spark plug isn’t worth its salt
The spark plug is one of the easiest ways to save money, according to experts.
The spark plug, invented by a Canadian electrical engineer in the 1970s, has been widely used by power companies for years.
The plug’s low cost means it has helped lower power bills for consumers.
But now it’s been linked to numerous serious health problems including strokes, heart attacks and strokes associated with sudden death.
A new study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine found that people who use a spark plugged light, which comes with an audible alert and a countdown timer, were more likely to develop serious health conditions such as stroke and heart attacks, even after controlling for factors such as lifestyle, ethnicity, smoking, alcohol consumption and other factors.
“These results suggest that the use of a spark-plug light is not harmless and that people should consider alternatives when purchasing an electric vehicle,” said study author Dr. Mark Ziegler, an associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
“People who are interested in saving money should consider the safety of the spark plug as well as the need to reduce the number of accidents that can occur due to these hazards.”
A number of electric vehicle companies have launched safety-focused programs in recent years, but Sparkplug Light is the first to include a warning that it is “safe to use for any reason” and “not intended for use as a fire extinguisher.”
“It’s the right message,” Ziegle said.
“It’s a good reminder that it’s not the most safe product in the world.”
A Sparkplug light comes with a timer, an audible warning, and an alarm.
Reuters/ABC NewsWire/Corbis”The safety message should be very clear and very specific,” Ziegel said.
“People should be aware that they are purchasing a product that is designed to prevent fires, but in the event of a fire, the product should be used as an emergency fire extinguishers.”
He said that the warning and the countdown timer should be part of the “no spark” or “not on” sticker, which should be applied to the vehicle’s battery, not the spark plugs themselves.
The new study looked at the use by 2,500 US households, including those with cars, light trucks, buses and minivans, over a three-year period.
It found that about 2.6 percent of people who used the sparkplug were found to have a stroke, or a heart attack.
The most common cause of stroke was diabetes, followed by smoking, followed in that order by obesity and hypertension.
“If you look at the stroke data, it’s almost all white people,” Zenge said.
The study also found that the average number of strokes in the US was about three a year, but that the rate was increasing in recent decades.
“It really is an epidemic that we are dealing with,” Zielenberg said.
Some of the most common causes of stroke were smoking, obesity and being overweight, the study found.
“Obesity, diabetes and obesity are not really the main causes of cardiovascular disease,” Zegler said.
However, he said, there are some possible things to consider if you plan on using the plug for more than a short period of time.
“Some people might be concerned about their stroke risk if they’re on the verge of a stroke and decide to switch to an electric car,” Zigler said, “but that’s really a choice between a safer alternative and a healthier alternative.”
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