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    Asbestosis

    What Is Asbestosis? Asbestosis is a lung disease that develops when asbestos fibers cause scarring in your lungs. The scarring restricts your breathing and interferes with the ability of oxygen to enter your bloodstream. Other names for this disease are pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial pneumonitis. Many cases originate from workplace exposure to asbestos before federal

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    Health Effects from Chemical Exposure

    Hazardous Substances and Sites Nearly every activity leaves behind some kind of waste in the environment. Households create ordinary garbage. Cars, trucks, and buses emit exhaust gases while in operation. Industrial and manufacturing processes create solid and hazardous waste. Some wastes contain chemicals that are hazardous to people and the environment. Once these hazardous chemicals

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    Cleaning Supplies and Household Chemicals

    Cleaning is essential to protecting our health in our homes, schools and workplaces. However, household and cleaning products—including soaps, polishes and grooming supplies—often include harmful chemicals. Even products advertised as “green” or “natural” may contain ingredients that can cause health problems. Some cleaning supplies can be flammable or corrosive. Fortunately, you can limit your exposure

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    Mold allergy

    Symptoms and causes By Mayo Clinic Staff Symptoms Mold allergy causes the same signs and symptoms that occur in other types of upper respiratory allergies. Signs and symptoms of allergic rhinitis caused by mold allergy can include: Sneezing Runny or stuffy nose Cough and postnasal drip Itchy eyes, nose and throat Watery eyes Dry, scaly

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    Conditions that Increase Risk for Heart Disease

    Several medical conditions can increase your risk for heart disease. If you have one of these conditions, you can take steps to control it and lower your risk. High Blood Pressure High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease. It is a medical condition that occurs when the pressure of the blood

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    What Is Asbestos?

    Asbestos refers to a group of six types of naturally occurring minerals. Asbestos minerals are made up of fine, durable fibers and are resistant to heat, fire and many chemicals. Once called the “miracle mineral” for such properties, asbestos was used in a slew of everyday products, from building materials to fireproof protective gear. It

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