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Doctor insights on: Pfiesteria Infections Water Pollution

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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What are the tests for pfiesteria infection?

What are the tests for pfiesteria infection?

No Infection no test: It is not contagious or infectious, and cannot be transmitted like a cold . It is a toxic exposure to the pfiesteria release of subtances into river and estuarine waters. It appears to cause skin irritation and cognitive impairmemnt. There is no test available or known. There is no infectious agent in the body to test for as this is a toxic side effect only. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pfiesteria infection?

Not an infection: Pfiesteria piscicida is a dinoflagellate that produces a toxin that has killed many fish in the eastern usa. Humans exposed to the toxin can have rashes, diarrhea, memory losses, headaches and problems with cognition. ...Read more

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What are the tests for pfiesteria infections?

No test Not infected: There is no infection present as the symptoms of skin irritation and cognitive difficulty are believed to be a result of toxins released from the organism known as pfiesteria. Nothing invades the body as a germ that can be tested and there is no immune response. The diagnosis at present is based on symptoms and known exposure only. ...Read more

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What seems to be the root cause of air and water pollution in the phillipines?

What seems to be the root cause of air and water pollution in the phillipines?

Vehicles, refineries: For air: smoking, oil refineries, vehicles are the main and common causes. For water: excessive dumping of wastes to the river beds, like body wastes, bottles, plastic bags, oil from refineries, cigarettes and very poor drainage. My recent trip, i observed these. ...Read more

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How can we stop water pollution?

How can we stop water pollution?

Stop water pollution: Eliminate all of the chemicles we put in our washing machine.They are extremely harmful to your body but they pollute the ground water and traces are found in our waterways.The list of carcinigous chemicals in laundry detergent is long enough, but some of the fabric softners are far worse.Then, you add all the chemicals in maintaining a nice looking yard and garden that washes off into the drain sew. ...Read more

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What are the diseases that cause by air pollution and water pollution?

A lot: Asthma.Chronic otitis media, rhinosinusitus, mental well-being, flu, colds, staff, .Mrsa, tb.The list goes on.Indoor air polution is far more a problem than outdoors.Nature keeps the air more safe than indoors.The list of chemicals that are locked inside your home and other buildings because of energy efficiency is the root many deseases. ...Read more

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What are the websites for information about "water pollution in mexico"?

What are the websites for information about "water pollution in mexico"?

Website: Perhaps the following website can provide a starting point for answers to your questions: http://www.Lgaconsulting.Com/water/ie-mexicowaterreport-2011winter-waterqualityproblemsandchallengesinmexico.Html. ...Read more

Dr. William Ritchie
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Water Pollution (Definition)

Water pollution is the introduction of chemicals and other materials into rivers, streams, oceans, and other bodies of water that cause harm to living organisms ...Read more


Dr. Ernie Ordonez
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Pollution (Definition)

Pollution is the introduction of chemicals and other materials into the environment that cause harm to living ...Read more