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Doctor insights on: What Are The Dangers Of Mold In A Basement

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What are the health risks of living in the basement?

What are the health risks of living in the basement?

Basement.: Claustrophobia, poor ventilation iwth increase mold, allergen and bacterial content. A lot de[pends on the basement itself. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of black mold in your system?

What are the symptoms of black mold in your system?

Black mold: Usually black mold symptoms are that of allergy to molds. Black mold is more uncommon and the spores are large so it is not prominant as a allergen. The neurotoxic aspects to tricothecenes are controversial and not generally accepted at this time. Some black molds do not produce tricothecens so it depencds on the type, density, duration and individual susceptibility. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having a?Moldy fish tank in the kitchen?

What are the risks of having a?Moldy fish tank in the kitchen?

Poor fish: Minimal, except for lack of aesthetic value. The likelihood of significant airborne mold exposure is low. ...Read more

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What are the risks of living in a high industry zone?

What are the risks of living in a high industry zone?

Risk Avoidance: Risks of high industry: pollution (air and water), heavy traffic, noise pollution, electrical energy surplus. It is best to live away from these problems if at all possible. ...Read more

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What are the Effects of inhaling burning paper and coal in a house?

What are the Effects of inhaling burning paper and coal in a house?

Why are these: fumes in the house? Acute or chronic respiratory problems will arise, carbon monoxide exposure, toxic chemical inhalation. Do not breathe these fumes. Firefighters use respirators... Have a properly licensed contractor inspect and correct the faulty conditions. ...Read more

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What are some of the most common health problems caused by living in a damp and moldy house?

What are some of the most common health problems caused by living in a damp and moldy house?

Moldy home: Living in a damp, moldy home can expose the patient to recurrent sinus and/or respiratory issues. Some of the exposed molds can be especially toxic including black mold. It is very important to have professional remediation to clean up and effectively remove all the mold. ...Read more

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What is in the runoff of farm fields that are not organic?

What is in the runoff of farm fields that are not organic?

Most of it: The run off from farm fields is largely a suspension of the composition of the soils present on the farm. The concern on this would be whether fertilizers and anti-pest chemicals are mixed in with this. Organic farmers do not use these agents so their run-off is 'organic'. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of living around black mold?

What are the  health effects of living around black mold?

Allergy consult: The toxic effects from black moldt exposure are often exaggerated. A certain percentage of people exposed to it may develop asthma, hay fever, sinus infections etc. The best treatment is to move out of the place where the black mold has been found until the problem has been fixed. If problem continues, see an allergist. Do note that not all people become ill after mold exposure. ...Read more

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Found mouse dropping's in the bottom of my toaster. What are the health consequence.

Found mouse dropping's in the bottom of my toaster. What are the health consequence.

Your mouse is dead?: Most likely anyway. Otherwise, unless you are licking the crumbs from the bottom of the toaster, you're in more danger from the reason that the mouse had access to your toaster in the first place. Mice are known to carry numerous diseases--best to call an exterminator, then the doctor if you have unusual symptoms that last more than 3 days. Good luck! ...Read more

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What about the effects of toxic black mold spores, in a home, on a baby?

What about the effects of toxic black mold spores, in a home, on a baby?

Black mold not toxic: Extensive scientific studies of black mold show that mold, black or other colors, is not toxic to humans. If you have a mold allegy, then the spores may cause allergic eye, nasal and chest symptoms. The moldy smell can also be irritating to the respiratory tract. Mold growth indicates excessive moisture at the site of growth. The mold should be properly removed and the water leak repaired. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of pulmonary eosinophilia in a child?

What are the consequences of pulmonary eosinophilia in a child?

Asthma attacks?: Pulmonary eosinophilia can be seen in a number of diseases, but is most commonly seen in asthma, where levels of eosinophils and their byproducts correlate with disease activity. Asthmatics can develop fixed changes in the airways, called remodeling, but the role of the eosinophil in this process is debatable. The primary risk associated with increased eosinophila in asthma is exacerbations. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of septicemia in a child?

What are the symptoms of septicemia in a child?

See below: Fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, being less interactive etc just looking sick. Depending on how old the child is, they may not be able to verbalize exactly what it is that is wrong with them. ...Read more

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What ER the type of parasites that living in the water?

What ER the type of parasites that living in the water?

A lot...: It depends on where you live, but a common parasite seen in the U.S. is Girardia. People who drink untreated river or stream water are susceptible to this infection. ...Read more

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Do you know are the types of dioxins present in auto exhaust the type that bioaccumulate in the body for decades?

Do you know are the types of dioxins present in auto exhaust the type that bioaccumulate in the body for decades?

Danger seems minor: If you believed everything you read about dioxins, you'd be reading uncritically. It's enormously politicized, and much of what's written both by "greens" and "industry" is clearly bogus. Dioxins accumulate in the food chain, but are not specially stored in humans that ingest or inhale them; Mr. Yusuchenko got rid of the toxic dose quickly though he was left with scars. ...Read more

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What are the potential dangers of mold from sugar from orange and water if inhaled? neurotoxins?

What are the potential dangers of mold from sugar from orange and water if inhaled?  neurotoxins?

IN MY OPINION: NONE! The "neurotoxicity" of common molds is absolute NONSENSE! Furthermore the molds affecting normal foodstuffs are NOT AIRBORN! Furthermore the evidence for neurotoxic molds OF ANY KIND is DOUBTFUL ALLERGY YES NEUROTOXIC NONSENSE Again MY OPINION ONLY! Doctor Z ...Read more

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What are the dangers of fibre cement dust?

What are the dangers of fibre cement dust?

Lung: Long term inhalation of cement dust can cause lung and bronchial tube irriation leading to lung disease, asthma copd, chronic cough. ...Read more

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What is the danger of mosquitoes breeding in your home and where are they most likely to breed?

What is the danger of mosquitoes breeding in your home and where are they most likely to breed?

Infection: Mosquitoes can carry infections such as viral encephalitis. The critical areas to watch for are standing pools of water, where the mosquito larvae can mature. ...Read more