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Doctor insights on: Paper Chromatography Health Risks

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What are the health hazards associated with the use of separation techniques like paper chromatography or distillation etc?

What are the health hazards associated with the use of separation techniques like paper chromatography or distillation etc?

Depends: These techniques are typically performed in a laboratory, where proper laboratory safety is exercised according to the requirements of the law and the host institution. Speak to your primary investigator, or the lab safety manager to be sure you are taught proper lab safety. The various chemicals you use each have an msds form, that tell you the health hazards of that reagent. ...Read more

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Does smoking plain paper affect health?

Does smoking plain paper affect health?

Yes: It is not healthy to inhale smoke of any origin. Why is one smoking smoking plain paper? ...Read more

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How can I organize my important documents including health records without using paper?

Computer documents: You can make a place on your computer (be sure you have good back up if this is to be your only record) to enter the data so that you can discard the records. Some paper records as such are required by the irs so get some advice from your accountant or tax attorney about which you can store electronically and which you have to keep as paper. ...Read more

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Is there an official research/paper declaring that an open working space causes demages for the health of workers?

Is there an official research/paper declaring that an open working space causes demages for the health of workers?

Nothing generic: That I am aware of. Which is good thing for farmers/ranchers/etc. In general, it is small / enclosed work spaces that pose potential risk to workers. ...Read more

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What are rules for destroying paper and electronic health records?

What are rules for destroying paper and electronic health records?

Depends: Active files have no expiration date but can be thinned for convenience. Generally files over 7 years old with no clinic visits can be backfiled or destroyed. There are no rules regarding electronic medical records since there is no space issue at work. I am sure some will be issued with time as the storage space on servers starts to become full. ...Read more

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Are electronic health records more dangerous or less dangerous than paper?

Are electronic health records more dangerous or less dangerous than paper?

? Definition: In what sense? I guess from a privacy standpoint they may be. Safety wise, much better. However, ehr's will only be as good, efficient and accurate as those who put the information into them... ...Read more

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Are paper medical records more secure than electronic health records?

Usually 7 years: Paper charts- 7 years. This may differ by state. Advantage of emr is they can be preserved for ever. Paper charts may not be as secure as electronic charts if proper precautions are taken. ...Read more

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What are the regulations for destroying paper and electronic health records?

Usually 7 years: Paper charts- 7 years. This may differ by state. Advantage of emr is they can be preserved for ever. ...Read more

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What are the benefits for doctors to convert to electronic health records from a paper-based record?

What are the benefits for doctors to  convert to electronic health records from a paper-based record?

No difference: Whether a doctor has emr or not, that should not impact patient care. There may be some advantages with emr in the long run. Easy transfer of records between specialists, ease of access from anywhere, legibility, prevention of medical errors/ decreased prescription errors etc. ...Read more