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Immediate Symptoms Of Asbestos Exposure
Typically none: There usually are no symptoms from asbestos exposure until long after permanent damage is done. The small asbestos fibers get lodged in the lung tissues and over time they cause damage that leads to breathing problems. Before there are any symptoms changes can be seen on chest xrays. So it is important to be evaluated by a doctor familiar with this condition (pulmonogist or occupational doctor). ...Read more
Asbestos is a silicate mineral that was used extensively in construction as insulation for buildings. It was later found to cause lung disease in humans, and is no longer used in construction. However, the demolition of old building continues to put some people at risk of ...Read more
None.: There are no immediate symptoms of asbestos exposure unless the exposure was so overwhelming as to cause irritation to the air passages but this is an irritant effect from the physical "dust" and could include cough and phlegm production. The serious symptoms and signs of asbestos exposure occur years after exposure, at least 15 years later. Shortness of breath is the classic symptom. ...Read more
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Not: likely because inhaled spores will be addressed by immune cells in your trachea and lung, while not directly affecting your immune cells in your gut lining. ...Read more
What are the immediate effects of acute radiation exposure? Such as in a nuclear reactor accident?
Nuclear reactor: Core melt down spews a number of products skyward. The most prominent 2 are iodine isotopes, leading to increase in thyroid cancer. Iodide or iodine pills 'protect' by consuming the absorption traps, blocking the isotopic dangerous ones. The other is strontium isotopes, which as a divalent cation long acting cation like calcium, can deposit in bones. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Likely, mostly, yes.: Acute exposure is likely reversible if not long term. The neurotoxic effects of long term use (in particular repeated withdrawals) of toluene may cause postural tremors. Treatment with benzodiazepines provides some relief. The tremors associated with toluene misuse seem irreversible and continue after cessation of abuse. Hippuric acid is used to indicate exposure. ...Read more
MSDS: Can research this if you advise of specific solvent. ...Read more
Mold: Mold exposure depends on the duration of exposure, there is no set level that determines a dangerous or hazardous level but chronic exposure can lead to respiratory problems. ...Read more
What are the negative effects of breathing sawdust? Lung Cancer and mesothelioma? Copd? Or just temporary irritation(cough, shortness of breath, etc)?
Sawdust : all those things you list are possibilities with long term inhalation ...Read more
Classic case DM w/ ILD, after inhalation of polyurethane and concrete dust. Question: Can these inhaled substances be cleared from lungs/ body? How?
?: I am not aware of any methods to remove. ...Read more
If one doesn't develop symptoms of Ebola 56 days after potential exposure, is the threat of the virus zilch?
Low; not zilch. As: are different viruses with different immunogenic characteristics, cell & tissue susceptibility issues and, as always, the route and severity of exposure into actual bodily fluids are key issues as to whether infection occurs or not. ...Read more
Would spending 20 minutes inside a auto repair garage with definite tire & gas fumes and potential airborne asbestos fibers cause any permanent harm?
No: You would need much longer and recurrent exposure for any permanent harm ...Read more
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