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  • How to stay healthy at those grueling music festivals

    Los Angeles Times - 05/23/2015

    One overlooked health risk is food poisoning, said Darin Detwiler, senior policy coordinator at the nonprofit public health group Stop Foodborne Illness and an adjunct professor at Northeastern University in Boston.

    “You have people who are not fully trained in food safety, who don’t have the right certification, who don’t have accurate meat temperatures being reached, and where there aren’t adequate hand-washing stations,” Detwiler said. “And there have been foodborne outbreaks. It can take nine to 11 days for the symptoms to appear. They’re not going to remember it must have been that [burger] at the festival. If you see a cooking stand set up in a field with no health certification, you’re better off staying away from it.”

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