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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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. Linda Callaghan
70 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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Water safety (Tip)

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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Water safety (Tip)

Don't think for a minute that a water moccasin (cottonmouth) can't get you in the water. Be safe. ...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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I am attempting to water fast I figured I'd ask someone with a lot of experience for tips and safety lessons to do this safely and correct. ?

I am attempting to water fast I figured I'd ask someone with a lot of experience for tips and safety lessons to do this safely and correct.  ?

Water fast: I am not aware of a safe way to water fast. Not certain what you are treating by this method. But I do have a lot of experience getting patients to lose weight. Happy to do 2nd opinion to help. ...Read more

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Water safety (Tip)

No mater how clear a stream, do not drink unsanitzed water. ...See 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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Rinsed safety pin with warm water (had been sitting on my deck for over a week.) Pricked myself w/pin 3x &drew blood. Could this cause HIV infection?

Rinsed safety pin with warm water (had been sitting on my deck for over a week.) Pricked myself w/pin 3x &drew blood. Could this cause HIV infection?

No: You're an adult now, and you need to be accurately informed about the basics of HIV infection. You can't get it except from another person who's actively infected, and it needs to be very fresh blood or other body fluid. Life is difficult enough without these fears. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Water safety (Tip)

Carry a water filter and do not drink from lakes or streams ...See more

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Is iced water bad for health?

No: It's ok for health. What did you hear? Why do you think it may be bad? ...Read more

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Water safety (Tip)

Always filter your water. There are many gravity devices that filter water rapidly now. ...See more

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Is boiled water is more clean?

Is boiled water is more clean?

Less contaminated: Boiling water will kill living organisms in the water. It will not remove solid and minerals. So boiled water is less contaminated but not clean in other ways. It is one way to allow water to be ingested when there is a risk of infection. ...Read more

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What is a water-borne disease?

What is a water-borne disease?

See below: A water-borne disease means the infection is from an organism (e.g. bacteria) that normally exists in contaminated water. Usually for water-borne diseases, you have to ingest it to get sick (either directly or by accident like bathing or being in a river for example). ...Read more

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Water safety (Tip)

Water moccasin bite- don't run. Go slow or have others carry you. Don't pump venom faster in body. ...See more

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Is 5 litres of water a day bad?

Not necessarily: You live in Texas. If you are active, out in the heat some, are in good health, then this is an ok amount. ...Read more

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Its 5 litres of water a day bad?

Yes it is: About 3 liters too much. % liters places you at risk for hemolysing your blood. (red blood cells will burst). ...Read 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