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Does cold weather leach toxins from plastic containers the same as hot weather does? What is the safest way to get water container wise?
Ignore this stuff : Both of these claims are false internet scare stories. You can't go through life limited by fears like the ones that these pranksters generate. ...Read more
Depends: Any of these: dry heat sterilizer: 2 hours at 320 f; 1 hour at 340 f; 30 min. At 380 f. Or autoclave: 15lb pressure 248 f for 15 min. ...Read more
Are fumes from melted plastic toxic? Someone left a glass container with plastic lid in the oven. The plastic mostly melted and stunk up the house.
How dangerous are liquid from leaked batteries? Do I need to decontaminate every item stored in the same drawer as some leaked button-cell batteries?
Leaked batteries: can cause a mess. Just wash/clean whatever is around the leakage. "Decontaminate" is a strong word. Do you have an excessive fear in this area? Peace and good health. ...Read more
My colleague uses a lot of hand sanitizer to clean her tables. Can the alcohol evaporated from the sanitizer damage the eyes and respiratory system?
Unlikely an issue: Direct contact of the sanitizer with the delicate surface of the eye would be harmful. However, the dissipation of the alcohol vapor as it evaporates from the cleaned surfaces has such a low concentration that harm to the eyes or lungs would be unlikely. Using such products in open spaces is less worrisome than those that are confined and poorly ventilated . ...Read more
Is there anything to detoxify our respiratory systems after we burned plastic cutlery container on top of wood stove?
Fresh air: Burning plastic can emit fumes that are noxious to the respiratory system. Some plastics, such as polyethylene (saran wrap, etc.), when burned emit formaldehyde fumes. In most situations, plenty of fresh air is all that is needed. If one has significant symptoms (persistent cough, shortness of breath), then one should seek medical attention with their doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely: The air from the dryer vent probably has small fabric fibers in it and that is not good to breathe. ...Read more
How do you properly store an instant cold pack in a first aid kit when the outside temperature is hot?
You really can't: Cold packs that need to be kept frozen are very inefficient in first aid kits. A better option is a "chemical" cold pack that becomes cold when the chemicals inside the bag are mixed (squeezed) together. These are available at medical supply stores and are not affected by temperature. The cooling from them lasts about 30 minutes. ...Read more
Father works in heating and cooling industry on daily bassis he comes into contact with many toxic chemicals could he expose us to harmfull ammount to?
Depends which chemic: als that he is exposed to. He should shower and leave boots and soiled clothes in a plastic bag away from contact with bed linens, clean clothes using general decontamination procedures. If he wears protective clothing at work over his normal clothes, or in place of them, then this may not be needed. Depends on whether he's inhaling fumes or not. Urine samples can show how much he's absorbing. ...Read more
Can we use an oxygen concentrator in a well ventilated area that is 25 ft. Away from a fireplace in use? The fireplace is a wood burning unit that is protected only by a fireplace screen.
Bought some Dynarex Blue Nitrile gloves. Would these be safe to use while washing dishes or handling utensils? The pack says non-sterile. Thanks!
Absolutely: The gloves are to protect your hands when handling hot or dirty utensils. They do not have to be sterile. ...Read more
Someone used a latex caulking gun to seal the holes of my bathroom and kitchen is this toxic while it dries do I need to air out place?
No,it is not: toxic..You can air out the place if you want ...Read more
How to wash hep c blood stained clothes in the laundry. Is washing in warm water and regular detergent good enough?
What happens if you made bagged s'mores and you put a Plastic Ziplock bag into the microwave for 30 seconds and it melted the plastic into the food?
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
Plastic can melt: I would think lukewarm water and soap would be better for a thin plastic like a recyclable bottle, but for a hard reusable bottle hot water should be fine, especially if it is "dishwasher safe" ...Read more
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