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What Are Effects Radon Exposure
Lung cancer: Radon is a radioactive noble gas that is naturally found in the ground. Exposure (excessive) to radon has been linked to the development of lung cancer. If you are talking about mega exposures such as at times of nuclear blasts, then you will get multiple radiation sickness, a syndrome that features multiple organ involvement and dose dependent effects. ...Read more
Typically none: There usually are no symptoms from asbestos exposure until long after permanent damage is done. The small asbestos fibers get lodged in the lung tissues and over time they cause damage that leads to breathing problems. Before there are any symptoms changes can be seen on chest xrays. So it is important to be evaluated by a doctor familiar with this condition (pulmonogist or occupational doctor). ...Read more
Avoid the dust!: Toner dust may contain cadmium, mercury and lead. Besides irritating the skin, these may be carcinogenic. The company selling these products will advise you on how to safely handle them. Modern cartridges should involve no contact with the contained black dust. If you are at risk of getting dust on your hand, or in your lungs, i would be caution and use gloves and a mask. ...Read more
Mold: Mold exposure depends on the duration of exposure, there is no set level that determines a dangerous or hazardous level but chronic exposure can lead to respiratory problems. ...Read more
Depends how much...: Radiation is naturally present in our environment. With low levels of radiation exposure, the biological effects are so small they may not be detected.The body has repair mechanisms against radiation-induced damage.Any amount of radiation may have some risk of causing cancer, and that the risk is higher for higher radiation exposures. High doses can cause tissue and organ damage.Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin cancer: Many drugs have problems. For example, two types of medications, diuretics like hydrochlorothiazide and calcium channel blockers like Nifedipine are associated with increased risk for skin cancer due to hypersensitivity to sun. Ask your doctor about other drugs you take that can also cause problems with sun exposure. ...Read more
Are there known side effects of not getting enough sun exposure without sunscreen? Do the risks outweigh the skin if skin cancer from sun exposure?
Hurts O2 delivery: Carbon monoxide acts by keeping red blood cells from picking up oxygen so it hurts you by starving the body for oxygen. Once the co separates off the red cell it starts working again and theprocess stops. If the lack of oxygen was severe enough to cause damage to parts of the body it will take time for that to be repaired, but otherwise there shouldn't be long-term problems. ...Read more
Depends: I depends on how old you are when you get the scan. The younger you are and the more scans you get the higher the risk. Some studies say there is significant risk for white blood cell cancers. A one off scan is unlikely to cause cancer in itself but it not entirely risk free. If there is a good reason to do the test it would have to be balance against the risk of the scan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Subtle but present: While research is ongoing, there is an increasing body of evidence showing long term exposure to even small amounts of any of the inhaled anesthetics, which includes Isoflourane, has temporary or potentially permanent side effects. They include miscarriages and cognitive impairment such as memory, learning and behavioral deficiency. They are mostly subtle in young, healthy patients though. ...Read more
It's illegal, child : Endangerment. Smoking mj, tobacco, crack, etc. Inside or out of the home (it clings to fabrics) makes your baby a passive smoker, bad for his lungs & brain. Because of smaller body surface area, babies get "stoned" by much lower amts. Of mj than adults. Being in an altered state impairs infant development. If a sole caretaker is high, baby's risk of accidental injury or death is also high. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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