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What health problems does polyurethane cause

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Questions toxicity: Toxicity of any substance depends on a number of factors, not the least of which include: route & form of administration, amount consumed, & other me ... Read More
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A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No.: This is inadequate exposure to produce neuropathy.
A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
22 years experience Family Medicine
No: While flooring products have been shown to cause neuropathies, you would have needed continuous exposure for years to acquire a neuropathy from them. ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Turek
34 years experience Urology
Smelly solvents: The fact is that men who are exposed to smelly solvents at work have lower sperm counts and their partners have higher miscarriage rates. Respirator ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: You should see an allergist or dermatologist for patch testing to determine what chemical sensitivities you really have.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Exposure to chemical: Yes. Prolonged or excessive exposure to any of these substances can cause toxicity and illness. Always be careful when you are exposed to chemicals ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
General guidelines: suggest that those who might be especially affected by fumes--pregnant woman, elderly and sick and young children--should avoid exposure. Brief expos ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Unless: you are sensitive to polyurethane or it's chemical constituents it is safe...If you are concerned purchase a pillow "slips" (with zipper closure) avai ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not really: Studies of the effectiveness of latex vs polyurethane condoms demonstrated that non-latex condoms are not as effective (higher slippage & breakage rat ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
Lots of options: Anything that does not cause skin irritation is just fine. Certain oils can dissolve latex condoms. Avoid the lubricants that have scents added or thi ... Read More

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