Considering that hospitals are areas where everything must be in perfect state, with strict hygiene standards and impeccable cleanliness, every patient expects to be treated in a proper environment that will help them feel better and not to worsen their health conditions. This is why even the air in the hospital must be clean so that it will not transport airborne diseases that could endanger the lives of the patients, therefore the healthcare professionals and the cleaning staff must preserve a high air quality standard inside the hospital. Hospital Air Quality Standards Picture
According to the CDC, over 443.000 people die in the U.S, each year due to respiratory diseases caused by smoking. Despite the numerous anti smoking campaigns and the alarming number of deaths caused by smoking, a lot of people continue to smoke. These people lie to themselves and eventually end up believing that only a small percentage of smokers are affected by respiratory diseases. The fact is that smoking kills slowly but steadily and painfully. Perhaps a better understanding of respiratory diseases caused by smoking, will help smokers better understand the risks that they are exposing themselves to. Respiratory Diseases Caused By Smoking Picture
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Lung cancer
- Other dangerous diseases caused by lung cancer
To ensure your comfort in your apartment or house, it is not only the ideal temperature that you should look after. Moisture also plays a very important role. It is indeed important to be concerned about the humidity, otherwise it can cause some damage to your health and your home. Chronic respiratory diseases are a serious public health problem because of their frequency, severity, their economic impact. The Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma are both obstructive pulmonary disease that can be avoided if you use a dehumidifier. What is the Optimal Humidity for COPD Patients Picture
What are chronic respiratory diseases?Chronic respiratory diseases include a group of diseases affecting the airwayes and other parts of the lung. Most common are the respiratory chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.This category also encompasses other chronic diseases such as lung cancer, tuberculosis, the respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) and sleep apnea. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a set of severe breathing problems; the main two are chronic bronchitis and emphysema. This disease is a respiratory disorder largely caused by smoking and characterized by a progressive and partially reversible airway obstruction, lung hyperinflation, systemic manifestations and the frequency of exacerbations and severity are increasing. Clinically, it can manifest itself by cough, shortness of breath and mucus production.
Instruments for measuring and improving the humidityThere are several instruments for measuring and improving the humidity level in your house. As their names suggest, the dehumidifier will decrease a high level of humidity, while the humidifier will help you increase the humidity in the room and will add to the ambient air moisture for a healthy environment. Finally, the two instruments that will help you measure the optimal humidity in your house are the hygrometer for humidity and of course the traditional thermometer for temperature. If you decide that you need a dehumidifier, you should focus on honeywell dehumidifiers as they seem to be very trustworthy. We read several reviews of various honeywell dehumidifiers and most of the clients that have used them were very satisfied with the results.
Keep a delicate balance between temperature and humidityA relative humidity of 70% means that the air contains 70% of the maximum water vapor it can absorb at this temperature. So your comfort depends directly on a fine balance between the air temperature and humidity percentage: 60% relative humidity, discomfort generated by moisture will be greater if it is 30 ° C. Conversely, a humid day will seem warmer than a day when the temperature is higher but air is drier. The ambient air is determined by the interaction of the temperature, of the humidity of the air, the quality and of the air movement. A comfortable room temperature is around 21-22 degrees Celsius and must not exceed a maximum of 26 ° Celsius in summer. The humidity of the air should contain about 50%. The currents of air should be avoided. Work equipment such as printers or computers should not contribute to increase the temperature in your home. In general, a relative humidity between 30 and 70% covers all the recommended humidity ranges. In Belgium, for example it is officially recommended to have a humidity between 40 and 70%, while according to English experts, the recommended relative humidity is between 45 and 65%. In the medical environment, for patients suffering from COPD, we recommend a rate between 40 and 60%, too low humidity may cause respiratory complications.
Excess moisture, long periods of heat, pooling of water are mostly related to floods. These factors are responsible for creating and ideal environment for mold development. Mold can be found almost everywhere, even in hospitals. For some people that are dealing with asthma problems, allergies or other respiratory diseases can develop health problems. It is therefore important to learn how to stop mold from further spreading into the hospital. Mold Prevention Solutions in Hospitals Affected by Floods Picture
How to minimize mold growth following water damageA flood-affected hospital is the perfect environment for mold growth so additional measures should be taken. First, the building should be dried out quickly by opening all windows. However, if this is not possible, consider using fans to accelerate the process. Moreover, don’t forget that the roof space needs extra ventilation. It’s important to get rid of any porous items, such as the mattresses, carpets or rugs. These items are difficult to clean, therefore to avoid contamination consider of throwing them out. Mold growth can be minimized by having roofs, leaky plumbing and other fixtures repaired as fast as possible. Also, to prevent mold from spreading on the walls of the hospital, it’s advisable to use a mold resistant paint or other anti-mold solutions.
Clean mold to prevent it from further spreading into other roomsOnce that mold has sets in, cleaning it from large surfaces can be quite difficult. However, there are some practical and useful measures that can be taken when cleaning mold from hospital surfaces.
- It is not recommended to clean mold with dry brushes. This could actually release spores into the air that may affect the health of patients. Instead, consider using household cleaning detergents or bleach. Please note that while bleach will help minimize other contaminants, it will not entirely get rid of mold from porous surfaces. Avoid mixing cleaning agents; toxic fumes can be produced and this can lead to health hazards.
- Ventilation units that have not been cleaned before can cause mold from further spreading into other rooms of hospitals. It’s recommended to use an air conditioning or other ventilation devices after they have been checked or cleaned by a qualified technician.
- If you want to get the best results, consider installing one of the 2015 best dehumidifier units. Dehumidifiers are designed to remove excess moisture present in the air, thus preventing mold from developing. The main advantage of using a portable dehumidifier is that it can be easily transported from one room to another. The 2015 best dehumidifier should integrate a humidistat and it should be easy to use. Nevertheless, not even the best dehumidifier won’t produce quality results if its capacity is not suited for the room where you plan on using it, so keep that in mind when shopping for such a device.
A gas heater still remain the most popular heating system but also the most dangerous if it is not carefully installed and maintained. Like any product using gas, these means of heating and cooling should be used and handled with the greatest care in full compliance with safety standards. The gas fumes that spread in a home can have serious consequences on the health of its occupants. Here are some tips to detect and prevent any combustion gas emanation. Can Unflued Gas Heaters Put Your Health at Risk Picture
All you need to know about unflued gas heatersThe gas heating system owes its success to a multitude of benefits, it is affordable and provides comfort to its user. However, gas heaters have a major disadvantage: they produce heat by burning gas fuels. As a result, water vapors and several air pollutants are released once the gas fuel is burnt. The main difference between a flued gas heater and a unflued one is that while the flued gas heater vents the air pollutants through a flue or chimney, the unflued gas heater releases them into your house. As a consequence, the unflued gas heater causes indoor air pollution which can be dangerous to your health.
Indoor pollution caused by unflued gas heatersUnflued gas heater release air pollutants in your home, such as NO2 (nitrogen dioxide) and CO (carbon monoxide). There are several warning signs that can suggest a CO and NO2 poisoning such as headaches, dizziness, nausea, etc., especially when they affect many people occupying the same room equipped with a combustion device. In this case, it is essential to immediately ventilate the room by opening doors and windows, then to evacuate the place.
Why is it so dangerous?CO is an invisible gas: colorless, odorless and non-irritating that spreads very quickly in the environment. After being inhaled, it binds to red blood cells instead of oxygen and can be fatal in less than an hour. In case of serious (chronic or acute) cases, people sometimes keep lifelong consequences: chronic migraines or neurological diseases (impaired motor coordination, paralysis of all forms). These poisonings are suspected of disrupting the brain development of children, including their intellectual functioning.
Prevention measuresTo reduce the risk of CO poisoning you need to have the unflued gas heater systematically checked and maintained by a qualified professional. Also, try to ventilate your home for at least 10 minutes every day. If you plan to purchase a gas heater, make sure it is installed correctly and functioning properly. However, a better solution is to install an infrared heater. Infrared heaters produce heat which is similar to the heat of the sun and have many benefits. Besides being energy efficient, these infrared heaters are more safe to use because they don’t emit any dangerous air pollutants. Therefore, we recommend to replace the unflued gas heater with a practical infrared heater. If you don’t know what type of infrared heater is suited for your home, read some reviews and do some research. On bestheater.reviews you will find professional reviews that will help you understand the advantages as well as the disadvantages of the best rated infrared heaters of the moment.
Skin tags don’t represent a serious medical condition, but they are very unaesthetic, which can affect one’s self confidence significantly. Everybody knows how important looks are, and the reality is that an attractive person has better chances to get a job interview, make new friends and obtain more facilities than those who have a less appealing aspect. Skin problems might make you look like a threat for those who surround you, because since people are afraid of catching a disease, they prefer to stay away from someone with unhealthy skin. But is it safe to remove skin tags at home? Is it Safe to Remove Skin Tags at Home? Picture
Removing skin growthsWe can have many skin tag removal techniques on the Internet, but although some claim that they are effective, the truth is that they can cause serious adverse reactions. There are cases in which people recommend cutting of these bumps, which is the worst thing someone could do to improve his aspect. Others suggest applying lemon, garlic or tomato paste, and some even might encourage readers to tie a piece of dental floss around the skin tag to cause it to dry and fall off. Here are the consequences of these questionable methods:
- No matter how sterile the equipment that you use to cut a skin tag is, your immunity system might not be string enough to fight the tiniest germs and viruses. Therefore, you are very prone to bleeding and developing infections and other complications that might affect the entire area which surrounds the tag.
- Homemade skin tag treatments like garlic or tomatoes paste can be too astringent for sensitive skin, so they may lead to skin rashes, irritations and eruptions.
The best solution for removing skin tagsThe safest and most effective solution for removing skin tags is to use a professional skin tag remover. This type of product is tested for side effects, so unlike homemade remedies that can’t guaranty anyone that will work, it will help you improve your aspect without exposing yourself to any risks. However, keep in mind that there may be over-the-counter skin tag remover products that contain ingredients which can cause adverse reactions to people who have a low tolerance for a certain compound. Therefore, we advise you to read the label before deciding on a certain brand of skin tag removal cream. Only that way you will be able to find out if there are any ingredients that can cause you harm. Depending on the area where you want to apply the treatment, you should consult with your physician for learning the implications of using such a product.
Most people who suffered accidents that made them less able, and seniors with impaired mobility don’t longer have the capacity to do normal activities without asking for assistance. That can make life very difficult for them, and it can also lower their self-esteem, because they can’t make themselves feel confident anymore. Therefore, if there is someone in your life whom you would like to help to overcome his problems, we advise to inform yourself about the advantages of a mobility scooter and a stair lift. Using innovation to help someone you love is very is very giving the technological era that we live in. So, here is how to help your dearest ones become more mobile and independent. Using Innovation for Overcoming Mobility Challenges Picture
The advantages of using a mobility scooterDisabled people need to carry on with their daily lives just like regular individuals, as they have to pay their bills, shop and do activities that are necessary for anyone who wants to maintain a normal lifestyle. Therefore, a mobility scooter can represent a great help for those who can’t walk due to a health problem. These types of devices come with many effective features that can help users enjoy a smooth and safe ride. Furthermore, most models have a reliable range, which allows people to travel long distances without worrying about their device running out of power.They also come with great front and rear suspensions, ensuring that you can travel in places with uneven areas without getting an unpleasant shaking. Make sure that the unit you decide to buy features easy to use controls, and a comfortable seat that can be adjusted to the user’s individual needs. Moreover, pay attention to the safety features that such a device must have, especially if it was intended for outdoor use.
The benefits of a stair liftUsually, those who can’t go up and down the stairs anymore stop using their entire house, which can be very inconvenient at a certain point. Therefore, the best solution for making their life easier is to install one of the greatest stairlifts in their home. These systems feature an innovative technology that can help users overcome mobility challenges without making any big efforts. So, seniors can have many benefits from this type of device, but the most important thing is that they won’t be forced to live in an assisted living facility, away from the house they know and love. In order to choose one of the greatest stairlifts, we advise you to read as many stair lift reviews as possible. Furthermore, make sure that the stair glider that you decide on can fit your staircase, and that it can be easily maneuvered and adjusted to meet your expectations.
Drinking impure tap water implies a series of health risks. People who doubt about the quality of the tap water running in their homes usually find solutions for not drinking it – they usually buy bottled water or buy a water filter. Fist you should do a water quality report for your tap water by taking a small sample and testing it to the nearest public service laboratory. You should obtain the list of the compounds in the water and you will be able to see more clearly what are the risks that you are exposing to. Based on the water contaminants that you are dealing with, you should check some water filter reviews and pick a filter that works for you. You can find the best reviews on waterfilters.systems. If you think that it’s better for you to drink bottled water, you are so wrong. There are scientific studies that show that the bottled water may sometimes be even more harmful than the tap water, depending on which factors it has been previously exposed to. The Health Risks of Drinking Impure Tap Water Picture
The health risks of the contaminants in your tap waterSome water contaminants have immediate visible effects on your health while others don’t. This is a list with hard to notice health risks if you expose yourself to the contaminants that are present in your tap water.
MicrobesThe microbes and bacteria usually cause gastro-intestinal illness. If you drink contaminated water that has microbes and bacteria you risk to experience the following effects:
Disinfectants and by-productsContaminants such as chlorine, bromate, chlorite and haloacetic acids cause eye and nose irritation, anemia, stomach discomfort, and even neurological problems in young children and infants. They can lead to cancer and reproductive problems.
Inorganic chemicalsThe most harmful inorganic chemicals are arsenic, copper and mercury. They cause severe neurological effects, birth defects and reproductive problems. Even if water is perfectly fine regarding its chemical composition, lead may appear in drinking water supplies. Lead is the result of the corrosion of pipes and plumbing fixtures. It’s dangerous for adults for infants or children may be lethal because it can cause brain damage.
Organic chemicalsOrganic chemicals interfere with the endocrine system. They are harmful because they can cause cataracts or kidney failure. The prolonged exposure to organic chemicals may lead to cancer.
RadiationThe radioactive substances are known as radionuclides. The radionuclides are less widespread in the tap water but there is still the risk of radiation contamination. Radiation is very harmful because it represents a tremendous risk for cancer and genetic mutations.
The medical field has advanced greatly in the last decades, now covering a wider range or needs. The purpose of medicine was foremost fully practical, covering solely illnesses and diseases. Nowadays, despite the fact that we have yet to cure all the illnesses and diseases in the world, the medical field has developed a less practical side, aimed towards physical embellishments? Can Medical Science Improve Your Love Life Picture
Depressions and insecurities?A while ago, we believed that depressions and insecurities could only be fixed by psychology. Nowadays a lot of people believe that it if far easier to change our defects than to trick out brain into accepting them. This is where cosmetic surgeries and body improvement medicines come in handy. Some of these medical treatments, such as botox or diet pills, are openly discussed. However, others are considered to be shameful. No woman likes to admit that she is insecure about her breast size. Things are even more judgmental when it comes to penis enlargement solutions.
How our love life is affected by insecuritiesIt is a known fact that women are far more insecure than men. However, this “known fact” is not really a fact but a misconception. Both men and women can be just as insecure, especially under the covers. Sex is an important factor of a healthy lifestyle as a happy and long lasting relationship cannot occur without sexual intercourse. Nevertheless, in order for sex to achieve its purpose of consolidating a relationship, it needs to be good. The problem is that for a lot of people, sex is merely mediocre. Some accept it as such while others seek for solutions. The ones who seek for solutions are likely to discover that the only things that stand in the way of their healthy sexual relationships are their own insecurities.
Identifying the problemsIf a woman has small breasts, she will feel very insecure about them, especially when having sex. The same goes for men with bellow the average penis sizes. Here are two real facts: there are a lot of men out there who prefer small breasts. Furthermore, size really doesn’t matter. Men with larger penises may have to put less work into the process, but that doesn’t mean that a man with a bellow the average penis size cannot satisfy a woman. Achieving sexual content is more a matter of mental excitation. If you constantly think about your insecurities while having intimate relations with someone, neither of you will have a good time.
Solving the problemsJust as we mentioned above, there are two solutions for these problems: either you learn to accept yourself the way you are, or you start changing the physical traits which make you be insecure. Breast augmentation surgeries are very common nowadays and they are a lot safer than they used to be. Penis enlargement is still a controversial matter, at least in terms of medical surgeries. Nevertheless, there are plenty of penis enlargement pills which have proven to be quite efficient. If you visit the vigrx.reviews website, you will discover than when it comes to penis enlargement or erectile dysfunctions, a natural remedy can be extremely efficient. No matter what choice you make, remember not to let your sexual life be defined solely by a breast size, a penis size. or how much the intercourse lasts. Sex is so much more than just numbers.
Although many people might not realize that they suffer from insomnia, the signs of this sleep disorder are very easy to identify. Tossing and turning during the night, or not being able to fall asleep quick after going to bed are serious problems that can affect our overall life. Many of us find all sort of excuses for this condition, but when these signs tend to repeat themselves, we should understand that the lack of sleep that we are facing is not a coincidence, and that proper measures need to be taken. Otherwise, serious consequences that can negatively impact our daily life can appear. Nevertheless, be careful with your insomnia treatment. If possible, we advise you to avoid sedatives and consider some natural sleep solutions. How to Beat Insomnia and Get a Good Night Sleep Picture