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Toxic Exposure Exposure To Second Hand Smoke
Toxic exposure is a symptom in which a person has been exposed to a potentially poisonous substance (usually depending on how much of an exposure). Examples include breathing in a lot of carbon monoxide, breathing a small amount of chlorine gas, touching a strong acid, taking an ...Read more
Yes, stay away: From people who smoke. Don't allow family members or other guests to smoke in your home. If you live in an apartment, tell landlord that smoke from other apartments can and does travel and has impact on you. Some apt. Bldgs now are smoke-free. If you are in setting where smoking has taken place, clean all the surfaces, including furniture, coverings etc. Thoroughly to wipe off residual smoke. ...Read more
None: All exposure to smoke is harmful.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Smoke to be avoided.Get a more detailed answer ›
Only so much you can: Do on this front. In your home, you can require people not to smoke indoors, or at worst, have a designated smoking room that you equip with a "smoke-eater." if you live in an apartment building, you may be getting second-hand smoke through your walls, floors, ceiling and vents. In some areas there are now laws requiring apt bldgs be smoke-free indoors. Clean exposed walls, fabrics, clothing. ...Read more
There is no magic: Formula. If you live with people who smoke, request that they smoke outside, or that there be a "smoking room" which is equipped with a good smoke-eater (one that vents outside). If you are living where there used to be smokers, cleaning down the walls and surfaces, cleaning the upholstery etc will help. If you live in an apt bldg, talk to the landlord about making bldg smoke-free. ...Read more
See your doctor and: try to limit your exposure. Some people, particularly those with allergic asthma, can have serious problems with exposure.If you live in your own house, make sure others DO NOT SMOKE in it. If there has been residual smoke, clean thoroughly or hire a cleaning service to clean walls, surfaces and launder upholstery. If in an apt, look into whether it can be smoke-free. Your doctor can treat symptoms ...Read more
Might exposure to second hand smoke during childhood cause an increased risk of lung cancer in my later years?
Yes: Second hand smoking can cause an increased risk of cancer. Google us department of health and human services the health consequences of smoking: a report of the surgeon general. Atlanta, georgia: centers for disease control and prevention, office on smoking and health, 2004. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can exposure to second hand smoke during childhood lead to an increased risk of lung cancer in my later years?
Second hand tobacco smoke can be irritating to the lining of the ear's normal draining tube (the Eustachian tube). Some estimate that exposure to second hand smoke is responsible for as many as 2 million extra ear infections each year in the US. Reducing exposure ...Read more
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