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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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What symptoms do I have to look out for after being in a building with raw sewage? Not touching but breathing it in? I'm scared...

What symptoms do I have to look out for after being in a building with raw sewage? Not touching but breathing it in? I'm scared...

Raw Sewage: not much danger from breathing it in. Gastrointestinal symptoms would dominate such as vomiting, diarrhea, fever, chills. Being exposed to touch and getting in to your system would increase risk of hepatitis A. ...Read more

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Is it possible for leaking sewage to make my kids and I sick?

Is it possible for leaking sewage to make my kids and I sick?

Yes: Yes. It can affect the water supply, introduce bacteria that can make you sick. Boil water before you drink it and check with the county/city about the problem. ...Read more

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Feeling ill after cleaning out mainline to the septic tank and being exposed to raw sewage. Can this cause actual illness?

Yes, rarely.: you are most likely reeling from the contact with sewage. It would only cause illness if you involuntarily ingested some, this might lead to fever and diarrhea. Could the bacteria that live in sewage enter through a break in the skin. If you practice normal hygiene and are in good general health you are okay ...Read more

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My stomache feels sick and my burps smell like sewage all day. Just got off flu, is this normal?

My stomache feels sick and my burps smell like sewage all day. Just got off flu, is this normal?

Egg Burps.: Egg burps, sometimes called sulfur burps, are caused when your body expels the hydrogen sulfide gas produced when certain proteins break down in the digestive system. Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) works by binding with the sulfides in your stomach and digestive system. Certain medications, foods or even a recent infection can cause this. Try some Pepto, see a doctor if it doesnt improve. ...Read more

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Can raw sewage fumes (hydrogen sulfide) be making my family sick. Just discovered this problem under our house.Home inspector missed it. We've been here 7mos and we've been sick for months now. We thought it was our natural gas at first until we had a plu

Can raw sewage fumes (hydrogen sulfide) be making my family sick. Just discovered this problem under our house.Home inspector missed it. We've been here 7mos and we've been sick for months now. We thought it was our natural gas at first until we had a plu

Extremely toxic!: Hydrogen sulfide is a very toxic gas produced by the use of fracking to get oil. It is also a component of "sewer gas" which can accumulate in homes when the water trap normally present in plumbing fails to prevent sewage fumes from entering the home. It is lethal at high concentrations and severely toxic to the body with chronic exposure to lower levels. See: http://1.usa.gov/1RVhN8E ...Read more

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Feel like I can't breathe? I'm 18, otherwise healthy, and don't feel sick at all? Am I just too focused on my breathing? What's going on?

Feel like I can't breathe? I'm 18, otherwise healthy, and don't feel sick at all? Am I just too focused on my breathing? What's going on?

Possibly: Anxiety and stress can interfere with breathing. Usually people with that type of problem will complain of not being able to take a deep enough breath. Have you seen a doctor to rule out any kind of lung problems? I would certainly do that first and then if it is anxiety you can learn relaxation techniques to help. ...Read more

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Why I get sick a lot like I get a lot of cold And coughing and breathing problem and allergic reaction but my friends don't have a cat.

Why I get sick a lot like I get a lot of cold And coughing and breathing problem and allergic reaction but my friends don't have a cat.

Not only cats: cause allergies, dogs, dust mites, molds, pollens and cockroaches too, are just examples of other matters in the environment that can still be a cause for allergies, you could be having chronic inflammation of your airways causing those symptoms, allergy evaluation is needed to know if such inflammation is due to allergies,check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more