Ice

Ice is water frozen into a solid state. It can appear transparent or opaque bluish-white color, depending on the presence of impurities such as soil particles or air inclusions.

 

Ice (sculptures) show the effect of environment (global warming)

 

Byung-Soo Choi, a Korean eco-artist, made a vivid statement yesterday, using a chainsaw to sculpt penguins from ice. With water spraying metres in the air, he emphasized the destruction of the Antarctic ice caps, appealing to onlookers to act against pollution. Based at the entrance to Nasrec, the display was entitled “Save our planet! You and me”, forming part of a collection of protest exhibitions that Choi has compiled since 1987. It was his fifteenth project and provided a tactile representation of global warming and its effect on our environment. Lee Seonwon, one of Choi’s volunteer helpers, described the display as a “simple and easy way” to get this environmental message across. “Fighting against the selfish mind” of the profit-motivated industries is important to Choi, who protested against the destruction of the Saemangum Tidal Flats and nuclear waste exportation on different occasions.Choi believes that “nature belongs to all people and to all generations,” said Seonwon, and stands against what he sees as the United States monopoly of environmental degradation. A theme throughout his work is the depiction of American presidents as vandals of nature. Choi has been seen wearing a mask of George W. Bush on numerous occasions and included an ornament of Bush with a nuclear bomb slung over his shoulder in this display. Funded mainly through donations, Choi sells posters and other artworks from his collection to support his travels and buy raw materials for the exhibitions. Dotted between the melting sculptures lay messages from the earth, among them, “The earth is floating. Where is your home town?” Do you know where your hometown will be in 30 years? -- Wits news

 

http://www.scienceinafrica.co.za/2002/august/ice.htm

 

Side Effects of Eating Ice: Adverse Health Effect of Eating Ice Cubes ( only by eating)

 

People may not know this, but eating ice is actually not as harmless as you think it is. There are a number of things that can happen to you when you eat ice, and these include the wearing away of your teeth enamel and the creation of minute cracks in your teeth, which might progress into bigger cracks and more serious tooth damage if you continue doing this. This usually happens when you chew ice cubes or even crushed ice, as long as you chew them like you would peanuts or popcorn.

 

http://www.tandurust.com/health-faq-2/side-effects-of-eating-ice.html

 

Ice and Heat Treatment for Injuries (health and humanity social justice)

 

With any sprain, strain or bruise there is some bleeding into the underlying tissues. This may cause swelling and pain and can delay healing. Ice treatment may be used in both the immediate treatment of soft tissue injuries and in later rehabilitation. During immediate treatment, the aim is to limit the body's response to injury. Ice will:

 

Reduce bleeding into the tissues. Prevent or reduce swelling (inflammation). Reduce muscle pain and spasm. Reduce pain by numbing the area and by limiting the effects of swelling. These effects all help to prevent the area from becoming stiff by reducing excess tissue fluid that gathers as a result of injury and inflammation.

 

In the later, or rehabilitation, phase of recovery the aim changes to restoring normal function. At this stage the effects of ice can enhance other treatments, such as exercise, by reducing pain and muscle spasm. This then allows better movement. If you are doing exercises as part of your treatment, it can be useful to apply an ice pack before exercise. This is so that after the ice pack is removed the area will still be a little numb. The exercises can also be done with the ice pack in place. This reduces pain and makes movement around the injury more comfortable.

 

http://www.patient.co.uk/health/ice-and-heat-treatment-for-injuries