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Aerosol spread: Pesticides applied as spray will be carried by the wind. The amount of exposure will depend on the direction and intesity of wind and the distance from the site of spraying. ...Read more
Can keeping parrots cause farmer's lung? Not bird fancier's lung, but farmer's lung? I'm not a farmer, own parrots, tested positive for farmers lung!
Min. Exposure: Farmers lung refers to an immune reaction in which inhaled allergens such as spores form complexes and cause inflammation in the lung. This type of reaction may also occur with other proteins such as that associated with parrots. Since you already are being diagnosed and treated for lung inflammation, it is best to try to avoid high exposure to the parrot eg cleaning cages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: Seafood in major cities in first world countries is almost certainly safe. In the third world, you might run a risk. ...Read more
No,in fact the focus: On asbestos exposure, while likely causative, is not always clearly identified in many cases of mesothelioma. Also, spouses laudering and living with such a worker, occasional develop the disease, when the worker does not. The lead time from exposure to disease may be 30 years. While we have an answer, we surely do not have all the answers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't know the #.: Bed bugs were a problem years ago when i lived in europe but i never thought it would become a significant problem in the us. Try this site before making hotel reservations: http://bedbugregistry.Com/. It is a " public database of user-submitted bed bug reports from across the United States and canada. Founded in 2006, the site has collected about 20, 000 reports covering 12, 000 locations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pesticides?: Do you mean pesticides? No child should be directly exposed to pesticides - all labeled warnings should be followed. ...Read more
Good idea: The same sanitary precautions that apply to persons cooking and serving food in any setting should apply to the service in homeless shelters. ...Read more
Unlikely: Not much different than walking around the mall. You will be exposed to many with divergent exposures and backgrounds and might pick up a respiratory infection more likely but this could happen anywhere. If working in a soup kitchen, you are doing a good thing and this is helpful to your psyche and to society. ...Read more
Rabies in Canada: Although rabies can be found in bats and other mammals in Canada, it is not a major risk. CDC recommends rabies vaccine for only these groups:Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for bat bites or other animal bites (such as adventure travel and caving).People who will be working with or around animals (wildlife professionals and researchers). ...Read more
We have discovered a major infestation of fluke worms, bird mites (D. Gallinae), & spider mites in our home, our pet, and our bodies. What can we do?
Bird mites: I would ask your Dr. there and your vet. So who has the flukes? I you then see your Dr. soon. Which kind of flukes. Tell both your Dr and your vet and ask their advice. ...Read more
Are common garden birds' poo (pigeons, raven's etc) dangerous to human health if left undealt with on garden furniture?
Guano (bird poop): Bird poop (or guano) is usually a nuisance more than a health risk, there can be a risk of disease transmission, especially for those with weakened immune systems. Clean up with soap and hot water whenever you have contact with bird droppings. The guano does not present more problems if left for more time on the furniture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Higher: Very high, if you are in la. Parking garages of course also higher. ...Read more
India for a business trip, how to avoid food poisoning? my colleagues got sick from chain hotels and famous restaurants. what to eat?cooked veggie?
Food poisoning: OK..first..make sure your hepatitis A vaccine has taken and you have antibodies. Second, wash your hands religiously. If possible drink bottled water. With drinks....no ice..because they are usually from tap water. Lastly...stay away from public waterways, rivers and lakes. Just have a good time and be cautious, you'll be fine! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Almost everything in the pediatric office carries germs, including books, toys and even the doctor's stethoscope. Most offices try to clean these items but it would be very difficult to clean everything between each patient. Hand washing is a good idea when you leave using soap and water or hand sanitizer which should be available in each room. ...Read moreSee 17 more doctor answers
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