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How Should You Treat Clorox Fume Exposure
What do you recommend if I have a hepa air cleaner with ionizerwill this kill and/or neutralize household mold?
I inhaled mold and i'm curious if mold spores can cause damage to my lungs if i inhale daily. Can immune system handle it or i will get infection ?
Depends: Mold spores are in the air everywhere. It depends on what type of mold, how much and if you have any existing lung disorder. A normal immune system can usually handle mold spores, but allergic reactions may occur with normal immune system. If you have any respiratory symptoms, it would be prudent to see your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Superfast healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
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No routine check: People at risk for radiation exposure usually wear badges. If you were not wearing a badge, you can test your white blood cells for radiation damage. This is not cheap or routine though. ...Read more
Are you saying...: ...That you cut yourself with a rusty blade, or stepped on a rusty nail? If so, you'll need a tetanus shot if you haven't had one in ~5 years. Soap (antibacterial or otherwise) will help cleanse the wound, but if the object is rusty it's probably dirty too, so infection is a real possibility. See your doctor. Btw, there is no such thing as "rust poisoning.". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Asthmatics: how to clean your home without being expose to allergens that causes your asthma to get bad?
Use HEPA filters: Good vacuum cleaners have a hepa filter in their exhaust line to remove allergens before they get kicked up in the air; you should get a vacuum cleaner of this type. Wearing a dust mask while you clean, and a carbon-filter mask if your asthma is triggered by fumes from cleaning chemicals, will help as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: You're tougher than to be killed by exposure of skin to an inert substance like fiberglass. ...Read more
How long can HCV survive at room temperature ? I ask because I ordered a personal care item and want to know if I should disinfect it before use.
No risk, no worries: A newly ordered "personal care item" certainly would not have been used previously. And any HCV will have died from drying. But there's no risk regardless of how long HCV might survive, unless the item is an injection device. Contrary to common beliefs, HCV is rarely if ever transmitted sexually except in gay men by traumatic (bloody) anal sex. But if you'll feel better disinfecting it, feel free. ...Read more
I would think: one would want to wash it after each use. ...Read more
Spray paint death: hello ~ no probably not but you will feel nauseous and have a headache and difficulty breathing. You need a proper OSHA recommended respirator when you spray paint, and its recommended because failure to use one has serious long and short term effects. Use a RESPIRATOR! thanks ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inhaling bleach: Bleach is a respiratory irritant. It releases chlorine gas at the cell level. Chlorine gas is a direct cell toxin. It will cause coughing can cause chest pain and can cause fluid accumulation in the lungs. Its not something you should be doing on a regular basis. - use plenty of ventilaton and never mix bleach and ammonia - that will really cause problems. ...Read more
How do you clean your home without being exposed to allergens that causes your asthma to get worse?
How can I clean up. Mold spores without just stirring them around more and what if anything to use besides bleach?how can I kill mold spores?
Get a service: If the area involved is rather small , you may attempt to clean it up with bleach then drying by taking the proper precautions (face mask, goggles) unless you are highly allergic to molds. Any material especially dry walls & particle boards contaminated must be removed. The source of water must be corrected. For any area larger than a few square feet, it is best to get a professional to do it. ...Read more
I bought some Nix (permethrin) Cream Rinse with 1% Permethrin. How long do I need to keep it on my skin to treat scabies? Or is it strong enough to kill them?
Always exposed: Fungal spores (mold) are normally found in the air outside and inside houses. In humid areas, such as Dallas, fungal spores can range into more than 10,000 per cubic meter. In arid areas, such as the southwest deserts, they usually do not exceed 2000. Problems arise when people are allergic to mold or have water damage in the house leading to extreme increases of mold inside. www.aaaai.org ...Read more
How much concrete dust would you have to inhale to get acute silicosis and how long of an exposure must it be? I mean acute not chronic silicosis
OHSA PEL: or Permissible Exposure Limits are 0.1mg/cubic meter over 8 hours. Stationary masonry saws without dust controls like wet sawing can generate 20 times this amount. With no respirator or dust controls, sufficient exposure for acute silicosis might result in as little as 4-6 weeks of 40 hours/week. Visible dust is no indicator since those particles are too large to reach lungs. ...Read more
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