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How can I find out about the air quality in my workplace?

How can I find out about the air quality in my workplace?

Test kits: There are many different kits that one can buy to test indoor air quality. I trained at a great respiratory center in denver, co, and they have a kit that works well. Here's a link to the site where you or your workplace can purchase a kit: http://www.Nationaljewish.Org/familyaircare/ the kit is mailed back to the medical center in denver, and the results are sent back to you. It's a great kit! ...Read more

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What can I do to maintain my health in a bad air polluted place?

What can I do to maintain my health in a bad air polluted place?

Air cleaning: You can try using an air cleaner to reduce pollutants. Encourage those in charge to provide appropriate ventilation. In many countries with high pollution levels people will use face asks like those used in the operating room. Eat a healthy diet, get appropriate amount of sleep and exercise as well. ...Read more

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What can I do to improve my safety when i'm out in the public and disabled?

What can I do to improve my safety when i'm out in the public and disabled?

Safety: Be alert and be careful. Choose where you go very carefully and stay away from places where people are drinking or can become careless. Do not drink or take recreational drugs. Choose your friends carefully and go out with trusted friends only. Always think safety and take care of yourself. ...Read more

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How bad can breathing in dust be for my health? I know i'm breathing a lot in at work, i can literally smell the dust as i breathe in

How bad can breathing in dust be for my health? I know i'm breathing a lot in at work, i can literally smell the dust as i breathe in

Depends: Depends, some dusts like coal, cause lung damage in long term. Look at these links http://www.Lung.Org/lung-disease/silicosis/ http://www.Lung.Org/lung-disease/pneumoconiosis/ could you use mask at work for protection anyway. ...Read more

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I live in St. Louis where the pollution makes the air quality poor. Is there something that I can do at home to protect myself from ailments?

I live in St. Louis where the pollution makes the air quality poor.  Is there something that I can do at home to protect myself from ailments?

Air Pollution: A hepa filter in the bedroom helps a great deal. Get in the habit of humming ofter. This restores the lazy cilia caused by the pollution. Drive windows closed with air conditioner on. Avoid outside on bad days. Wearing Breathe.Pure nasal filters helps for large particles. Important to be well hydrated. more at www.grossaninstitute.com ...Read more

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How can I keep the air in my car clear of allergens?

How can I keep the air in my car clear of allergens?

HEPA: Is a type of air filter. Meeting the hepa standard have many applications, including use in medical facilities, automobiles, aircraft, and homes. The filter must satisfy certain standards of efficiency such as those set by the United States department of energy .To qualify as hepa by us government standards, an air filter must remove 99.97% of all particles greater than 0.3 micrometre ...Read more

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Hello! the air and the water/hence the near sea food might be polluted in my living region. What could I do in my living and eating to combat harms?

Hello! the air and the water/hence the near sea food might be polluted in my living region. What could I do in my living and eating to combat harms?

Move away!: Well, let's not get ahead of ourselves. You stated that the environment "might be polluted", not that it was. Therefore, you may not have to combat anything at all. So don't move unless you have to do so. However, if it's true that there is contamination, then there's not much that you can do aside from trying to eat "organic" foods that might have less chemical exposure. ...Read more

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I have a bad phobia of vomiting and its causing chaos in my life. Its to the point where i can't eat, how can I handle the stress?

I have a bad phobia of vomiting and its causing chaos in my life. Its to the point where i can't eat, how can I handle the stress?

You need to see Dr: Having a phobia so severe that it is effecting your eating is serious and can spiral into other problems. It is important that you see your doctor soon . The sooner this is evaluated and treated the easier it will be to control. ...Read more

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What can I do to find out the flouride levels in my drinking water in my city?

What can I do to find out the flouride levels in my drinking water in my city?

Water Authority: Call your local water authority or see if they have this information listed on their website. It should be public information. ...Read more

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I'm building a bomb shelter in my house, what medicine should I have and how much can I expect to spend?

I'm building a bomb shelter in my house, what medicine should I have and how much can I expect to spend?

1 month of Rx's: As a disaster preparedness instructor, i recommend people have at least 1 months supply of all prescription medications. You should also have a photocopy of a recent prescription, as well as a copy of your insurance and pharmacy card. In addition, one should have an equivalent supply of otc tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin. Don't let these expire by rotating them in with your current "everyday" supply. ...Read more

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How can I find a qualified doctor to find the reason for the severe low back pain I live with daily. It keeps me from doing activities with my kids where do I turn?

How can I find a qualified doctor to find the reason for the severe low back pain I live with daily. It keeps me from doing activities with my kids where do I turn?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... I recommend you start with your pcp. He/she can start the work-up for your back pain. He/she can also refer you to specialist, such as pain specialist, if needed for additional evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I purify the air in my house to relieve my allergy symptoms?

How can I purify the air in my house to relieve my allergy symptoms?

HEPA filters: High efficiency particulate air filters are the best way to initially help. Buying additional portable air purifiers could also help. Keep the dust and pet dander to a minimum since this plays a big role. ...Read more

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How do I tell the special people in my life that i'm going away for a while to get the help that I need?

How do I tell the special people in my life that i'm going away for a while to get the help that I need?

Just Tell Them: The "special people" in your life will be supportive of you getting the help you need and you cannot tell them in a wrong way. Try writing down what you want to say; find a quiet time and simply tell them what is on your heart. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes the little lines in your eyesight?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes the little lines in your eyesight?

Go to your doctor: This is probably a posterior vitreous detachment. The gel inside your eyes, vitreous, has partially liquefied ; is pulling away from the retina which lines the back of your eye ; is a normal with aging. This causes floaters. The only concern is if it begins to pull on the retina ; tears it. Retinal tears can lead to retinal detachment ; blindness. Go to your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Where can I get info about the link between traffic pollution and children's health in my city?

Where can I get info about the link between traffic pollution and children's health in my city?

Information: Information can be gotten from the environmental protection agency or from local health department. ...Read more

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I am thinking about moving out of my parents house to begin living on my own. I have cerebal palsy. Can you suggest ways to stay healthy in this plan?

I am thinking about moving out of my parents house to begin living on my own. I have cerebal palsy. Can you suggest ways to stay healthy in this plan?

Cerebral palsy info: This is an important step for you and you need a lot of information. I would start at www.Cerebralpalsy.Org and study the information provided by the web site. Good forturne to you. ...Read more

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If I work out for a long time, can the air capacity in my lungs increase?

If I work out for a long time, can the air capacity in my lungs increase?

Define air capacity: If by air capacity, you mean your lungs vital capacity, then no. Your vital capacity is dictated by your anatomy (it's a function of your age and height). But if you're referring to your vo2max (maximal aerobic capacity) then yes, since this is a measure of oxygen use and indirectly, physical fitness. ...Read more

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Can I get hypothermia just out in the air?

Can I get hypothermia just out in the air?

Yes: Hypothermia can occur in temperature exposures of 50f or higher in wet and windy weather. Certain factors can predispose people to developing hypothermia, such as alcohol consumption. Home treatment may raise body temperature to normal in some mild cases of hypothermia but this can require hospital care if moderate to severe. ...Read more