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How do you filter out Benzene?

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 ...
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Should all the stuff be thrown away when moving out from a house with mold?

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 ...
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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?

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 ...
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Do surgical masks effectively protect me against passive smoking and off-gases from cars?

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 ...
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Should all the stuff be thrown away when moving out from a house with mold?

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 ...
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Are big city residents healthier due to walking? (all else roughly equal)

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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Can a healthy baby / new born be carried longer when the weather is hot if carried skin to skin against its father's chest?

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, ...
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on what metabolism depends

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 ...
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