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My roommates smoke marijuana almost everyday the smell comes through their door, to my room. Will that cause me to fail a drug test?

My roommates smoke marijuana almost everyday the smell comes through their door, to my room. Will that cause me to fail a drug test?

Possibly: Are you getting the effects? If you are getting the effects then very likely you would have a positive test. Even if you do not feel the effects you might fail the test ...Read more

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I have to go on a freeway a lot. Will my lung be permanently be affected if I drive with my car windows down?

I have to go on a freeway a lot. Will my lung be permanently be affected if I drive with my car windows down?

Probably not: The air you breath on the freeway is the same whether windows are up or down, its the way cars are constructed. Heavy smog associated with a long drive(exposure) day after day, can be of concern because of the presence of carbon monoxide, sulfur trioxide and other combustion products, but probably not associated with permanent damage. Consider a different route to work if it is bothersome. ...Read more

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I recently quit using marijuana recreationally, is there anything I can do to speed the process cleaning my system. ?

I recently quit using marijuana recreationally, is there anything I can do to speed the process cleaning my system. ?

Not to go back: Congratulations on quitting! i recommend that no extra cleaning be done. The most important thing now is not to go back. ...Read more

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Will you get any damage to breathe in bleach smell?

Will you get any damage to breathe in bleach smell?

Not rea;;y: If you are prone to asthma or have allergies ,you can have shortness of breath, wheeze running nose etc,Otherwise you should be okay in a few minutes ...Read more

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7 wk pregnant RN. Work on floor with Helipad outside of it. Can smell exhaust fumes at times. Could this damage my pregnancy? No option to change jobs

7 wk pregnant RN. Work on floor with Helipad outside of it. Can smell exhaust fumes at times. Could this damage my pregnancy? No option to change jobs

No: Very brief exposure to helicopter exhaust fumes will not harm your pregnancy. You were probably exposed to more exhaust fumes driving to work then then the helicopter. ...Read more

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How do you minimize dust and irritation to the eyes when you're living in a polluted and dusty city?

How do you minimize dust and irritation to the eyes when you're living in a polluted and dusty city?

Air conditioning: An air conditioner is a great start. A hepa air purifier can also help. You don't need both. Eliminate all smoking from your home environment including candles & fireplaces. An electric range is preferable to gas. Limit use of aerosol sprays in the home. When you clean ventilate well with open windows & wear eye protection. Wear close fitting sunglasses when venturing outdoors. Avoid smog. ...Read more

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I work at a hotel and have to clean rooms sometimes. The chemicals we use for the bathrooms didn't bother me before but now hurt my chest when I inhale it. And I also work in the laundry area. The propane from the dryers smell HORRIBLE. It even gives me h

I work at a hotel and have to clean rooms sometimes. The chemicals we use for the bathrooms didn't bother me before but now hurt my chest when I inhale it. And I also work in the laundry area. The propane from the dryers smell HORRIBLE. It even gives me h

Cleaning fumes bad: Cleaning chemicals can be caustic and the fumes especially bad for your lungs. Inhaling propane all the time is bad for your liver. I suggest you go to a good dollar store and get a surgical mask, which may help a little. Don't mix different types of cleaners. Always put the fan on in the bathroom when cleaning. Try to use a fan in the Laundry. ...Read more

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Does the chlorine in a pool do long-term damage to your eyes?

Does the chlorine in a pool do long-term damage to your eyes?

Chlorine: Chronic chlorine exposure to eyes can damage goblet cells, other eye-surface cells, and lead to chronic dry eyes. Wear goggles as much as possible. ...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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I have a fear of vomiting so I compulsively wash my hands and disinfect my house. Will this negatively affect my immune system in the future?

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I have a fear of vomiting so I compulsively wash my hands and disinfect my house. Will this negatively affect my immune system in the future?

Likely not at 17: This will not likely affect your immune system but excessive exposure to disinfectants and chemicals may adversely impact your health and encourage the growth abx-resistant bacteria. ...Read more

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What's the harm in onanism? Will it turn to an addictive bad habit & then harm my body? Will i develop diseases in the future?

What's the harm in onanism? Will it turn to an addictive bad habit & then harm my body? Will i develop diseases in the future?

Masturbation: There is nothing wrong with masturbation in & of itself. It becomes a concern when it becomes a compulsive sexual behavior or interferes with sexual relationships with other people. There are no diseases as such that are caused by masturbation. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid a new task at work that will affect my mental disability?

What can I do to avoid a new task at work that will affect my mental disability?

Talk to boss: You need to have a discussion with your boss of why you feel the task would be detrimental. ...Read more

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I want to make my meek voice get the ability to growl like in heavy metal music. Any Scientific way to achieve this ?

I want to make my meek voice get the ability to growl like in heavy metal music. Any Scientific way to achieve this ?

Speech pathologist: One of the specialty in communication sciences is speech pathology. You may consult a speech pathologist to see if voice training can help in meeting your goal. ...Read more

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I clean a lot with bleach.... I tend to isolate myself in the bathroom with the smell of it and other supplies unventilated. Is it harmful to me?

I clean a lot with bleach.... I tend to isolate myself in the bathroom with the smell of it and other supplies unventilated. Is it harmful to me?

Yes, absolutely!: Chlorine bleach is corrosive and can even damage metals. Its toxic fumes can cause respiratory problems, asthma flares, headaches and vomiting. It is especially hazardous - even deadly - when mixed with ammonia, vinegar or any other acid-type cleaning material. And these fumes are especially dangerous to children.You must get ventilation and limit your exposure when using bleach. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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