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In July, there was a large oil spill in our basement. The valve was broken off and half the tank was released. We have been working with the DEP since and have been informed that the concrete floor needs to be removed and replaced. Ne...
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I have taught in the same school for the past ten years, but in 6 different classrooms. Since beginning my job at the school I have had one sinus infection after another. Three years ago I had sinus surgery to correct a slightly deviat...
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I work in a position where I am at a desk a good part of the day under fluorescent lights. Everyday I get an awful headache and my neck & shoulders ache. If I where sunglasses or cover my face the headache lessens and once i leave work i...
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I am a 26 year old female living with chronic hip pain on my right side only. I have had this pain for about 5 years chronically and off & on for about 3 years before that. I am 5'6'' and about 150lbs so I am not horribly overweight. I h...
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hi does anyone have raised levels of mangernese in their bloods? cheers tarter
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I have a nodule on my left palm, under my little finger, just above the crease at the palm. There is a clear swelling in the area obvious on touching and is sensitive to pressure. Gripping things tightly or pressing the nodule cause...
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Yesterday I worked with a small amount of fiberglass for about an hour without a mask. My throat has been scratchy. It feels like something is caught inside. and I'm worried I may have done permanent damage to myself. Is there anything I...
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1080243 tn?1262978963
Have any of you had indoor exposure and gone on to develope autoimmune problems like Raynauds? Dry eyes or mouth, and skin rashers. I would like to find out if anyone else got ill after exposure. My exposure ws indoors from a faulty co...
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does anyone else find this to be completely illegal in some way. my boss (gastroenterologist) has his 12 year old daughter playing surgery tech here in our office, assisting him with egd's and colonoscopies and has her cleaning scopes. i...
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1080243 tn?1262978963
Has any one been exposed to Kerosene fumes and vapours chronic or acute?
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48 Year old female generally healthy condition, smoker, smoked for about 30 years off and on, ½ pack a day. Past medical history: had myocarditis, and pericarditis at 18, worked really hard and recovered from this and went on to become a...
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Does HIPPA apply to Workers Compensation claims? My husband's boss says he's coming to the next doctor app't with my husband. IS THIS LEGAL? Can my husband refuse to allow his boss into the exam room? The boss is mad because origin...
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Is it dangerous for children to be in a residence where smoking has occurred? Not active second-hand smoke.
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I am 22 wks pregnant and have a crazy question from a typical paranoid expecting mom. My husband recently called a company to come out and clean our air ducts because my husband thought they looked a little dirty from the outside. I ca...
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I have managed a resturant for a little over 4 years, where i do moderate lifting. Two weeks ago while lifting some case of soda on some shelves I pulled what i thought was a muscle in my stomach. A week later my employer sent me to his ...
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after loss of 2 fingertips recently, do i need to be represented(attorney) when being questioned by investigator for QSHA or a workers comp adjuster?
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The symptoms of inhaling paint stain fumes.
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Hi, I am Ronie, I work on an agency here in the Philippines servicing air quality monitoring both indoor and ambient. I would like just to consult an opinion to experts in the field I've been monitoring the dust/powder concentration on...
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Earlier this year ( In march) I feel and Dislocated my left knee.. They put it back, but for 3 months I had external fixatures ( or Rods) in my left leg.. I recently had them removed in June..I now have foot drop where I cant left my ank...
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I sell chemicals to many entities, including schools (all levels). Often times I hear the "Old School" philosophy that bleach is the best product out there for disinfecting. However, recently I spoke with a superintendent, who specific...
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