Straight from the files of odd and rare medical problems comes the story of an American woman who experienced seizures whenever she encountered a refrigerator or freezer. The woman, a mother of two from Indiana, never experienced any form of seizures until after the birth of her first child four years ago. However, as a new mother she began experiencing unexplained seizures every time her eyes came in contact with her refrigerator at home. As we explain the story in further detail, please understand that our refrigerated trailer rentals do not cause health problems like this. This woman's condition is rare indeed.
In 2008, the UK government proposed a plan to require 90% of the milk sold in the country to be UHT milk by 2020. It was believed that a market dominated by UHT products would require far less refrigeration and, as a result, help to reduce greenhouse gases and ensure the UK met its emissions goals in the future. Unfortunately – perhaps fortunately, depending on your perspective – the promise of UHT milk never materialised.
For the second time in a month, a Tesco store in Little Lever (Greater Manchester) lost thousands of pounds of fresh and frozen food after chillers and freezers inexplicably broke down. Although technicians were able to get the units up and running within 24 hours, the store still lost almost all of its refrigerated and frozen stock in the incident. It just goes to show that you never know when you might need emergency chiller hire.
In 2008, Science Daily published a fascinating article about a new line of research aimed at producing solid-state refrigeration that was both highly efficient and practical to implement. Researchers involved in the project had high hopes that they could create a refrigeration process that would eventually lead to the elimination of compressors, coils and refrigerants that could harm the environment. Now it appears we are closer to that reality than ever before.