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VOCs are one of the most prevalent indoor air pollutants. They are released by many common materials, from foams to carpets to paints. House air circulation is not very conducive to adequate dispersion, and it is usually worse in the winter. There are known health effects from headaches to cancer. Effects experienced are usually limited to symptoms rather ...


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The CDC has a great website on cleanup after mold. Also, this is a simple pamphlet. The degree of decontamination needed depends on the item and the extent of the mold. Whether something needs to be thrown out depends on multiple factors. There is too long a list to give a full discussion here, but the fundamentals include: Bleach can kill spores. Some ...


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Your GP clearly has no understanding of Physics, nor of Anthropology. Firstly as the other answer points out, millions of people carry their babies like this in tropical climates and have done for hundreds of thousands of years. It's fairly insulting to presume that they must have been so stupid as to suffer great harm coming to their babies without doing ...


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Keep in mind that surgical masks are designed primarily to protect the patient from the surgical staff, not the other way around. They prevent aerosols exhaled by the surgeons and nurses from reaching the sterile surgical field, and do very little to filter the air the staff breathes. In order to do that, you need a tight seal on the face with no gaps, and ...


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Note: this is my personal experience, not a scientific opinion or anything like that. I hope it helps. I had a similar situation to you three years ago. We moved out of the damp apartment, full of black mould. We cleaned all of our furniture with ordinary upholstery shampoo, washed our clothes with normal detergent, etc. We then moved to a nice, dry ...


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If all other variables are constant then yes. In real life it depends. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3098122/


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This is basically a physics question, actually. Let's assume father and infant both start out at 37C core temperatures. The baby is placed against father's chest. Due to their size differences, about 40% of the baby's skin surface is in contact with the father while only about 10% of the father's body is in contact with the baby (estimated using Rule of ...


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Well metabolic rate is determined by many factors. Hormones: BMR is regulated by the thyroid glands. The T3 and T4 hormone levels increase or decrease the BMR. Body Mass: BMR is directly proportional to the total body mass. Muscle Mass BMR is also directly proportional to the percentage of muscle mass of your body. Age: BMR is inversely proportional to age. ...


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