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Diamond Threadworks Microwave Heating Bags
Scam: There are companies offering phony 'water purifiers' to remove stuff that either they don't actually remove or isn't there or isn't something you should worry about. Life's hard enough without being taken for $4k for something worthless. ...Read more
To get rid of acne redness, do I use ice wrapped in paper towel or paper towel dipped in warm water?
Cleaned dark mold in car w/ bleach mix and sponge. Small area (4-6 inch). Caused by coffee.Used gloves but no mask. Should I worry about exposure?
I wouldn't worry:): Using gloves ... good for you! If you did not experience any symptoms such as coughing or shortness of breath, I wouldn't worry about the bleach fumes. High concentrations of bleach can cause lung irritation/inflammation which typically heals by itself. If you didn't have symptoms, not a problem. A mask is a good idea, though:) ...Read more
Are fumes from melted plastic toxic? Someone left a glass container with plastic lid in the oven. The plastic mostly melted and stunk up the house.
A little bit: The caffeine in tea bags may produce a small amount of vasoconstriction which will help improve dark circles under the eyes. There are other topical products which will probably be more effective. For more severe bulging under the eyes, blepharoplasty is a effective long term solution. Seek a qualified facial plastic surgeon for specific recommendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are heating blankets safe? Are there any health concerns related to the use of electric heating blankets and heating pads?
Generally Yes: They are generally safe. However, you need to take a couple of precautions. First, if they do not have a timer, you have to be vigilant about turning them off, as you do not want to start a fire. And, as to heating pads, you need to make sure that you do not lie on the heating element directly, as they can deliver at least 2nd degree burns. ...Read more
What is the healthiest form of menstrual protection, tampons, menstrual cups, disposable pads, or reusable pads?
Menstrual: In my opinion, disposable pads are the safest option but the others certainly can be safe if strict hygiene measures are followed (i.e. changing frequently). ...Read more
Job, clean houses.Use toilet cleaner with hydrochloric acid along with 4 other cleaners in the bathrooms. I clean 12 rooms aday.Should i wear mask?
Msds sheets : Osha requires that all employers provide msds sheets on all the products that are used. Please review these sheets and make appropriate choices. Any on the job injuries may be grounds for a workers comp case. ...Read more
Is it true that placing used chamomile tea bags or chilled cucumber slices on the eyes reduces puffiness?
Is it safe to refrigerate warm tri tip in air tight container after cooking or could botulism grow since tri tip warm in no oxygen container?
Storage + Botulism: Botulism is not found in meat products. Botulism is found in home canned products that are low in acid, such as green beans, corn and beets. However, the disease has also occurred from chili peppers, foil-wrapped baked potatoes and oil infused with garlic. Honey is also a source of botulism spores- safe for those older than one year. Always let food cool before putting in refrigerator. ...Read more
No: It takes only a few minutes to make up a scare story / health hoax. Debunking it takes far longer, and for your trouble you get called "unspiritual" or told you're in the pay of the wicked corporations. This is one more internet hoax that you can ignore. Despite all the piranhas at the nih, each striving to make a name by proving a real risk, there's not a single publication. ...Read more
Plastic can melt: I would think lukewarm water and soap would be better for a thin plastic like a recyclable bottle, but for a hard reusable bottle hot water should be fine, especially if it is "dishwasher safe" ...Read more
Can tea bags harm our body?can I cut the tea bags of green tea and store the tea leaf into a container and use it?
Clean teabags are: not harmful. The simplest solution is for you to purchase loose green tea and use that. It's readily available in health food stores or on the net. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Read that paper towels contain formaldehyde. Dry my newborns pacifier off with paper towels . Harmful to baby?
Is there anything to detoxify our respiratory systems after we burned plastic cutlery container on top of wood stove?
Fresh air: Burning plastic can emit fumes that are noxious to the respiratory system. Some plastics, such as polyethylene (saran wrap, etc.), when burned emit formaldehyde fumes. In most situations, plenty of fresh air is all that is needed. If one has significant symptoms (persistent cough, shortness of breath), then one should seek medical attention with their doctor. ...Read more