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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Water Safety (Overview)

Water safety is a topic that includes recommendations for avoiding drowning or injuries when swimming or playing near water.


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Hot water safety?

Hot water safety?

Clarify: Hot water can burn. In the house with small children it is recommended to have the thermostat on the hot water heater decreased to 120 degrees to prevent burns. This prevents burns. Don't jut get in a tub of hot water if you haven't tested to see how hot it is. Basically common sense. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
63 doctors shared insights

Water Safety (Overview)

Water safety is a topic that includes recommendations for avoiding drowning or injuries when swimming or playing near water.


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Bottled water safety standards?

Not really any: Bottled water is watched to make sure there aren't any obvious contaminants (lead, bacteria, etc) but not really to make sure it's pure or that there aren't trace minerals, sediment, or even the contents are what they say they are. It's not a drug, and as such is subject to standards for foods, such as a certain number of bug parts are ok, etc. Bottled water is not much cleaner truthfully than tap. ...Read more

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Avoiding Sunburn (Tip)

Avoiding Sunburn

Bitten by a cottonmouth (water moccasin)? It can be lethal - get care asap! ...See more

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How do you teach toddlers water safety, or is it just too young?

How do you teach toddlers water safety, or is it just too young?

Not too young: You get out in the water with them, and teach them to swim. Or if you don't know how yourself, you get them lessons with somebody who does. You also want to lock access to pools so that they don't go in them alone. Here's a good information resource for you: http://www.Safekids.Org/safety-basics/safety-resources-by-risk-area/drowning/?Gclid=ck7q7oop57acfukaqgodtfbr4w. ...Read more

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Does drinking water safety vary from city to city?

Does drinking water safety vary from city to city?

Yes: There are federal standards for safety, but the basic quality of the water varies greatly and the amout of chemicals added or already in them varies. There are a number of companies that will test your local water for safety and filter recommendations. Your local water quality is public information and avail. Directly from your city or other web sites. ...Read more

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Avoiding Sunburn (Tip)

Avoiding Sunburn

While hiking and doing outdoor activities, carry a first aid kit and water. Avoid heat or cold injuries. ...See more

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Bottled water safety; are the plastic bottles safe for kids to drink from?

Bottled water safety; are the plastic bottles safe for kids to drink from?

Safe? yes needed? no: Plastic bottles from deer park or aquafina are fine for single use. However, there is nothing inherently safer about bottled water that you can't get from your tap. Especially if you have a refrigerator filter or a faucet filter like brita. It's much more economical for you and the environment to have a special stainless steel thermos they can use, or bpa free plastic one. ...Read more

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Masterbation twice a week, safety procedure or a healthy living. What is the best method after ejaculation? Cleaning using warm water and?

Masterbation twice a week, safety procedure or a healthy living. What is the best method after ejaculation? Cleaning using warm water and?

Your choice: It doesn't matter. It's not like disposing of toxic waste and doesn't cause global warming. Just don't leave a mess on the furniture. ...Read more

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Avoiding Sunburn (Tip)

Avoiding Sunburn

It's a myth that: anyone can do it... Truth: not so. ...See more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Safety (Definition)

Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more