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Smokers In Household (Overview)

Secondhand Smoke Secondhand smoke is produced by a burning cigarette or other tobacco product. About 88 million nonsmokers are exposed to secondhand smoke each year -- 32 million of them are children and adolescents. Parental smoking has been shown to affect the lungs of infants as early as the first 2 - 10 weeks of life, and such abnormal lung function could persist throughout life. Being exposed to secondhand smoke increases the risk for heart attacks and lung cancer. Exposure to secondhand smoke in the home increases the risk for asthma and asthma-related emergency room visits in children who have existing asthma. Children whose parents smoke are also more likely to be overweight and to have behavioral problems. Parental smoking is believed to increase the risk for lower respiratory tract infections (such as bronchitis or pneumonia) by 50%. Environmental exposure to smoke is thought to be responsible for 150,000 - 300,000 such cases every year.


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What ill consequences do second-hand smoke have on children/teens growing up in a smoker's household?

What ill consequences do second-hand smoke have on children/teens growing up in a smoker's household?

Second hand smoking: Children's lungs are still developing so it would greatly affect their lungs' function including the risk of having asthma. ...Read more

Smokers In Household (Overview)

Secondhand Smoke Secondhand smoke is produced by a burning cigarette or other tobacco product. About 88 million nonsmokers are exposed to secondhand smoke each year -- 32 million of them are children and adolescents. Parental smoking has been shown to affect the lungs of infants as early as the first 2 - 10 weeks of life, and such abnormal lung function could persist throughout life. Being exposed to secondhand smoke increases the risk for heart attacks and lung cancer. Exposure to secondhand smoke in the home increases the risk for asthma and asthma-related emergency room visits in children who have existing asthma. Children whose parents smoke are also more likely to be overweight and to have behavioral problems. Parental smoking is believed to increase the risk for lower respiratory tract infections (such as bronchitis or pneumonia) by 50%. Environmental exposure to smoke is thought to be responsible for 150,000 - 300,000 such cases every year.


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What kills ebola off of household surfaces?

What kills ebola off of household surfaces?

Ebola: "Ebolavirus is susceptible to 3% acetic acid, 1% glutaraldehyde, alcohol-based products, & dilutions (1:10-1:100 for ?10 minutes) of 5.25% household bleach (sodium hypochlorite), and calcium hypochlorite (bleach powder)48 49 50 62 63. The WHO recommendations for cleaning up spills of blood or body fluids suggest flooding the area with a 1:10 dilutions of 5.25% household bleach for 10 minutes for > ...Read more

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Are there any household anticoagulants?

Are there any household anticoagulants?

No.: There are no non-prescription anticoagulants. Aspirin is actually not an anticoagulant, but interferes with blood clotting by inhibiting platelets, a different component of coagulation. Anticoagulants should only be given under medical supervision as there are significant risks if taken inappropriately. ...Read more

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What common household hazards for infants?

What common household hazards for infants?

Hundreds: There is no sense guessing without a lot more information . Please contact your primary care provider to see how this applies to you. ...Read more

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What's a good, safe household lubricant to use?

What's a good, safe household lubricant to use?

Personal lubricant: There are dozens of personal lubricants available at the drugstore. Our patients like ky, astroglide, replens and divine 9. Saliva and water are the most natural. ...Read more

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What's the best way to end jock itch with household items?

What's the best way to end jock itch with household items?

Household items??: There are many over-the-counter options for treatment of jock itch, and they can be found at your local drugstore. But there are other disorders that look like jock itch. If one of the over-the-counter jock itch creams doesn't control it, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Are there any household items I can use instead of vibrator?

Are there any household items I can use instead of vibrator?

A Google Search: Bath faucet pool or hot tub jets hand-held shower head cucumber chinese meditation balls electric toothbrush gillette razor power neutrogena wave power-cleanser exfoliation machine back massager tickle me elmo pastry brushes and spatulas waching machine stereo speaker - woofer preferred vibrating lint brush vibrating cell phone apps {ie: myvibe} the fifi {men's toy} couch cushion for the pushin. ...Read more

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What type of herbs are useful insect repellents for a household?

What type of herbs are useful insect repellents for a household?

Neem, soybeacalendul: Soybean oil, meme oil , and citronella are herbal or plant products which have insect repellant properties. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of any household foods that can help with constapation?

Does anyone know of any household foods that can help with constapation?

May use... : There are several natural products a person can use for constipation including dried plum, dried apricot, green vegetable, all bran fiber cereal, increased water intake, avoidance of junk food, reduction of greasy products and increase activity like jogging. A person with a healthy bowel habits usually has 1-2 bowel movement every day. ...Read more

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