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Can/should environmental factors be assessed/exploited by geographic prevalence of disease for diagnosing/treating mysterious diseases?

"Environmental factors" are sometimes implicated in mysterious diseases. I think that probably goes without saying but in case that is not to be presumed I point to this study as an example. Is it ...
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How to calculate survivability of extremely harsh cold conditions? [closed]

I know the title is a little ambiguous. I'm not sure how best to summarize. I'm trying to find some kind of algorithm or process to determine how quickly one would acquire frostbite or freeze to ...
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Is cold plasma safe?

An HVAC installer is recommending cold plasma to fix HVAC systems with Dirty Sock Syndrome. But are the ions generated by cold plasma generating systems safe themselves? If I recall correctly, ...
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How do you filter out Benzene?

Benzene is (considered to be) a dangerous carcinogenic volatile organic compound. If somebody (oh, say, I dunno, a petrochemical plant maybe?) were to release some Benzene into the air where you live -...
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Should all the stuff be thrown away when moving out from a house with mold?

Can anything from a molded house be safely moved to a new house without any further harm for health? Can spores be wiped out from clothes and furniture?
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Can a healthy baby / new born be carried longer when the weather is hot if carried skin to skin against its father's chest?

First of all I'm not a medical specialist at all, but still I hope my question is precise enough to be answered. One day I asked a General Practitioner if a father could go outside with his baby / ...
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rheumatoid arthritis and air conditioned environment

Can sitting in air conditioned environment ( like office ) for prolonged periods ( years ) cause joint pains ( rheumatoid arthritis )
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on what metabolism depends

Some people have fast metabolism (high basal metabolic rate), but some slow one. Usually it's high for men and decreasing with age. And fast metabolism is considered as good one, because it keeps ...
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How Close to Fecal Matter is Unhealthy

I hope this is the appropriate place to ask such a question and I've Googled this thought but have come back empty handed so wanted to run it by the stack exchange community. Can I catch any diseases ...
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Do surgical masks effectively protect me against passive smoking and off-gases from cars?

I really find myself threatened by the amount of passive smoke and off-gases of cars I have to inhale every day. I know that surgical mask are not the ultimate solution to it, but can I protect myself ...
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Research paper on living in areas with fresh air after living for more than 20 years in polluted area and impact on health

Are there any reasearch paper which shows impact on health for the person which is moving from the city with high air pollution to the areas with more fresh air (like countryside)? Below are 2 main ...
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How bad is the pollution when living right on a road with heavy bus traffic?

I'm considering renting an apartment on the first floor right on a boulevard with a heavy bus traffic. The main air supply to the apartment is from that road, so it's pretty obvious you get a lot of ...
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Does nose-breathing filter out pollutants?

I live in a somewhat smoggy/polluted city, where the air pollution level regularly varies from totally clean to fairly dirty (3 mile visibility). When I'm exercising (cycling) and the air is on the ...
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Is smoke from oil lamp dangerous [closed]

There was a power outage recently in my flat, so I decided to light up some older oil lamp I found. I didn't notice that as the wick was probably too large, the lamp was smoking whole night. When I ...
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Are big city residents healthier due to walking? (all else roughly equal)

Is there any study that explores whether people in big cities physically exert themselves more as part of their daily routine to the benefit of their physical health? My thinking is this: people ...
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Up to what temperature can you work without damaging yourself?

Currently here in the Netherlands we're having quite warm weather, I work in a greenhouse in which temperature's rise quite fast. I had to work in 40 degrees Celcius (104 Fahrenheit) last weekend. ...