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Job, clean houses.Use toilet cleaner with hydrochloric acid along with 4 other cleaners in the bathrooms. I clean 12 rooms aday.Should i wear mask?

Job, clean houses.Use toilet cleaner with hydrochloric acid along with 4 other cleaners in the bathrooms. I clean 12 rooms aday.Should i wear mask?

Msds sheets : Osha requires that all employers provide msds sheets on all the products that are used. Please review these sheets and make appropriate choices. Any on the job injuries may be grounds for a workers comp case. ...Read more

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Swim cap to suffocate lice, would this work?

Swim cap to suffocate lice, would this work?

Old time method: The cap paired with a load of baby oil kneaded into all the scalp hair was once used.Since lice can hold their breath for about 18 hours, its effectiveness was/is spotty. It works by suffocating the lice. ...Read more

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Can you get lice (body lice, head lice, pubic lice) by trying on clothes, hats.... or by using a public toilet room?

Can you get lice (body lice, head lice, pubic lice) by trying on clothes, hats.... or by using a public toilet room?

Germophobia: This is the same question as your others, this time about lice. Like warts, only come from intimate contact with another person, not clothing or contamined environment. Abnormal fear of contagion (germophobia) can be an early sign of serious mental health disability (see "The Aviator", the biopic of Howard Hughes, for a good example). You might benefit from professional counseling about this. ...Read more

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Can a cloth contaminate another cloth? For example put clean Shirts in my couch(i sit with dirty clothes), or sit with my dirty pants on a clean cloth

Can a cloth contaminate another cloth? For example put clean Shirts in my couch(i sit with dirty clothes), or sit with my dirty pants on a clean cloth

It's all dirty...: Dirt is everywhere. I bet these types of things routinely cause you great stress and anxiety. You should talk to your doctor about possible OCD. There are medicines and therapies that can help reduce stress in these situations. http://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/obssessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd.htm ...Read more

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Why don't manufactures just make fire safety furniture and mattress, instead of poisioing smokers?

Why don't manufactures just make fire safety furniture and mattress, instead of poisioing smokers?

They do: If the only problem with smoking was that you might set your place on fire, there wouldn't be much said on this issue. Many items of furniture are treated for fire resistance but are unlikely to withstand the heat of using them to support a lit cigarette. Smoking is so bad, in so many ways that perhaps you can use this concern to quite smoking altogether. ...Read more

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From Jersey City,I inhaled air from the trash chute while discarding trash in my apt.I don't know why chute was emitting air but scared for hantavirus?

From Jersey City,I inhaled air from the trash chute while discarding trash in my apt.I don't know why chute was emitting air but scared for hantavirus?

Hanta virus trash: From Jersey City,I inhaled air from the trash chute while discarding trash in my apt.I don't know why chute was emitting air but scared for hantavirus? ANS: That must have been a smelly thing. Never heard of getting hantavirus from this. Check with local health department about cases or hantavirus in NJ and how folks got it. Usually dust inhalation with mouse feces. Did it smell mousey? ...Read more

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Wireless router in living room next to cable box. dangerous since it's across from couch? not that i am a couch potato but.....

Wireless router in living room next to cable box. dangerous since it's across from couch? not that i am a couch potato but.....

Reassurance : Very interesting question. All civilized human being are practically living in the same condition. And successfully survive. Even small kids, toddlers, who is more vulnerable to all, growing up in the same environment without problems. You will be fine. ...Read more

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15 weeks pregnant. Used lysol cleaning wipes to clean bathrooms. No gloves. Had room fan on, and no windows. Is this ok? Wipes also contain peroxide.

15 weeks pregnant. Used lysol cleaning wipes to clean bathrooms. No gloves. Had room fan on, and no windows. Is this ok? Wipes also contain peroxide.

Cleaning products: Lysol wipes are safe and peroxide used topically is safe as well, i'm not aware of any pregnancy warnings. The fan is helpful and if there are fumes, the window should be open. There are however lots of natural cleaning solutions that you can make yourself that would be safer. ...Read more

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Does carrying a cell phone and/or wearing earbuds attract lightning when I'm outside?

More info needed: I'm not aware of any studies on the risk of lightning strike as related to either earbuds or cellphone use. Perhaps if you are a researcher, you could help the world by pioneering this information; OR if you are in line for a Darwin Award, you could help the world by collecting data in this area; preferably not the latter. ...Read more

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Tight fitting clothes when working out ok?

Tight fitting clothes when working out ok?

Preferably not.: Tight fitting clothes are not optimal for athletic activity - try loosely fitting clothes instead! ...Read more

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Where do we find fire safety information for furniture and mattresses?

Where do we find fire safety information for furniture and mattresses?

On labeling: Most items treated for fire safety are labeled as such. You can also look up items on the internet for these concerns. ...Read more

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Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

No: It actually helps them to know what to do so they do not panic if sa fire would occur. ...Read more

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It's okay to use the bernat baby blanket yarn to crochet a diaper cover right?

It's okay to use the bernat baby blanket yarn to crochet a diaper cover right?

Tight stitches: Yarn made for baby blankets should be fine to use as long as the stitches are tight. Large stitches leave gaps which a tiny finger or toe could get caught in. Ouch! ...Read more

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Have cat allergies. Considering moving to apartment. Next door neighbor has cat & balconies touch each other's. Am i screwed, does dander wander?

Have cat allergies. Considering moving to apartment. Next door neighbor has cat & balconies touch each other's. Am i screwed, does dander wander?

Airborne dander: Hard to say if you will have a problem, but I do hear from patients who do feel that they are having allergic reactions to the smoke or cat/dog dander from next door. Animal dander is very light and remains airborne for many hours, so it is conceivable that it could travel through the ventilation system into your apartment. ...Read more

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Are those luggage bags the sell good for keeping bedbugs out of clothes?

Are those luggage bags the sell good for keeping bedbugs out of clothes?

Pesticides, vacuum.: Eradication of bed bugs frequently requires a combination of pesticide and non-pesticide approaches. Pesticides include pyrethroids, dichlorvos and malathion. Resistance to pesticides has increased a lot over time, so mechanical approaches such as vacuuming up the insects and heat treating or wrapping mattresses have been recommended. ...Read more

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Ificlean travel bag with alcohol only from insidewill itbeenough to put infantsclothes in there?Bag isfrom fabric outside&insidefrom raincoat materia

Ificlean travel bag with alcohol only from insidewill itbeenough to put  infantsclothes in there?Bag isfrom fabric outside&insidefrom raincoat materia

Will be fine: Simple cleaning of bags to store infant clothing will be fine. Shake out any crumbs etc followed by damp wiping and allow to air dry soap and water works well on most surfaces. ...Read more

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Should people that cook and serve food in homeless shelters wear hairnets?

Should people that cook and serve food in homeless shelters wear hairnets?

Good idea: The same sanitary precautions that apply to persons cooking and serving food in any setting should apply to the service in homeless shelters. ...Read more