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Aspergers Dust Particles
Vaccuums: Any brand with a true hepa filter should be adequate. The problem of ineffective filtering typically comes from not keeping the filter clean, or replacing as needed. ...Read more
Are new berber carpets bad for babies health/development due to volatile organic compounds, dust mites, etc?
In some cases yes...: It's wise for all of us to minimize exposure to voc's & it is wise to esp. Protect our babies. Voc's come not only from carpets but carpet pads & in many cases the glue used is the greatest source. Fortunately, low voc options for all of these exist. Carpets give off the most voc's in the first weeks after installation so minimizing exposure at that time is esp. Important.See http://bit.Ly/1c27z4f. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I developed allergy to milk, tomatoes,yeast, house dust,house dust mites,paper dust,cockroach dust at the age of 16. Can they be outgrown?
Can environmental allergies (food, pollen, dust mites, contrast dye, penicillin) cause a high positive ANA?
I have seen this: While the +ANA is suggestive of SLE there can be other causes - other connective tissue disease, autoimmune thyroid disease, auto immune hepatitis to name some. I have seen a lot of people with + ANAs who only have as another problem a history of allergic reactions and I am convinced that thee allergic reactions can cause a + ANA. Everyone can have very low titters (amount) of ANA. ...Read more
Great: Hepa filters are one of the best filters. Use according to room size. They are great. ...Read more
Gene & environment: When your genes and the changing environment intreacts, some people would develop allergies. Allergy develops because your immune system has been redirected to react to otherwise innocuous substances such as animal dander, pollen, dust mite,mold, food etc. The stronger a family history of allergic diseases, the more likely you are going to become allergic. ...Read more
They can: Dust mites can live in clothing, although most people wash their clothes often enough for this to not be a problem. The biggest area they live is in bedding. If you're allergic to dust mites, you can get a special cover for your mattress. You should also wash your bedding regularly to keep them under control. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
All : All plants participate in photosynthesis, a chemical reaction that converts carbon dioxide into organic compounds such as sugars, using the energy from sunlight. In general the more chlorophyll present (the substance that provides the green color to leaves), the more photosynthesis that will be taking place. Therefore as a general rule, the larger and leafier the plant, the more photosynthesis that will be occurring in the presence of sunlight. However, having more indoor plants will not result in a significantly lower carbon dioxide concentration than the rest of the atmosphere, as indoor air is always in communication with the rest of the environment. Also, carbon dioxide at these concentrations is not harmful to humans, and having indoor plants does not result in significant air detoxification that can be attributed to any meaningful health benefits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High mold exposure when cleaning. Allergic to mold. 1 wk increasing sinus/chest congestion, itching nose/eyes/throat. Antihistamine? Fluticasone?
Unfortunately, no: To truly decrease dust mite symptoms, several measures are needed including encasements over bedding, hot water washing, reducing humidity and no carpet or frequent vacuuming. Some sprays kill mites, others denature mite proteins, but by themselves they are not sufficient to decrease symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Classic case DM w/ ILD, after inhalation of polyurethane and concrete dust. Question: Can these inhaled substances be cleared from lungs/ body? How?
?: I am not aware of any methods to remove. ...Read more
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1yr+ shadows on wall behind dryer are actually black mold; intake ambient air = sporesin clothes. Allergy. symptoms 3+mo. Cleaned safely. What are my risks?
Low risk: Black mold is problematic for people with definitive allergies to the mold but, if you're not allergic to the mold just being in the same room with the mold without disturbing the mold should not pose a health risk. There's a lot of hysteria about "black mold" perpetuated by companies that charge exorbitant prices to eradicate it...it's not a big health risk. ...Read more
A little different: House dust is a mixture of stuff that accumulates in your carpets and upholstered furniture - house dust mites (hdm), molds, animal dander, even food particles & pollen. Hdm is an arachnid with 8 legs more closely related to spiders than to insects. Because hdm is the primary allergen in house dust the terms are sometimes inprecisely used interchangeably. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Dust mites are heavy and settle into beds, carpets, etc. Air purifiers do not filter out such allergens because they are not airborne. Air purifiers do help with pet danders. ...Read more
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