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  • Lead-Safe Wisconsin

    … damaging for kids under 6. Lead poisoning among children is typically caused by swallowing or breathing in dust from lead-based paint in homes that were built before 1978. We can prevent lead …
    • Updated on November 01, 2022.
  • Molybdenum

    … the kidneys and liver and affect reproduction and development. Studies have also shown that breathing air with high levels of molybdenum can damage the inside of the nose and cause lung …
    • Updated on May 04, 2022.
  • Immunizations: Meningococcal Vaccines

    … and smoking materials). People don’t catch the bacteria through casual contact or by breathing air where someone with meningococcal disease has been. Sometimes the bacteria can … hands and feet Severe aches or pain in the muscles, joints, chest, or abdomen (belly) Rapid breathing Diarrhea In the later stages, a dark purple rash Treatment Doctors treat meningococcal … the infection is, people with meningococcal disease may need other treatments, including: Breathing support Medications to treat low blood pressure Surgery to remove dead tissue Wound …
    • Updated on January 03, 2023.
  • Plague

    … rodents, such as rabbits. It is important to be careful when handling any sick or dead animal. Breathing in respiratory droplets from a coughing person who has pneumonic plague.  Signs and …
    • Updated on October 07, 2021.
  • Free-Living Amebae Infections

    • Updated on October 07, 2021.
  • Radon and Your Health

    … Radon can cause lung cancer Radon can lead to lung cancer after many years of breathing it. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second leading …
    • Updated on September 30, 2020.
  • Asbestos Health Effects and History

    • Updated on September 27, 2022.
  • Environmental Public Health Tracking: COPD Data

    … COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a lung disease that causes airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. Wisconsin Tracking provides data and information on COPD. Read the … for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. COPD is a group of diseases that affects a person’s breathing and makes it hard for them to get oxygen to their lungs. COPD includes emphysema and … (CDC) COPD webpage . What causes COPD? The main cause of COPD is cigarette smoking. However, breathing in other lung irritants, such as air pollution, secondhand smoke, fumes, or dust over a …
    • Updated on September 28, 2022.
  • Vapor Intrusion

    • Updated on December 23, 2021.
  • Hantavirus Infection

    … People become sick with hantaviruses by spending time in an environment with rodent waste and breathing in airborne particles and dust with rodents' infected bodily secretions. People may …
    • Updated on June 15, 2022.
  • Environmental Public Health Tracking: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Data

    … may look normal at birth, several symptoms may appear shortly after: Poor feeding Problems breathing Pounding heart Weak pulse Ashen or bluish skin color Learn more about symptoms on the …
    • Updated on January 04, 2023.
  • Responder Behavioral Health

    … or following directions. Physical symptoms such as headache, stomach pain, or difficulty breathing. Behavioral reactions such as consuming more alcohol or interpersonal conflict. Failure …
    • Updated on April 26, 2021.
  • Children and the Environment

    • Updated on November 30, 2022.
  • Current Groundwater Standards

    … heat-resistant fabrics, packaging, and coatings. While the biggest health concerns come from breathing asbestos, studies among people have shown that drinking water with high levels of … It has historically been used as a pesticide. While the biggest health concerns come from breathing bromomethane, animal studies have shown that ingesting high levels of bromomethane may … insulation, aerosol propellants, and chlorinated water. The biggest health concerns come from breathing chloromethane. Animal studies have shown that chloromethane can also affect growth, …
    • Updated on March 31, 2022.
  • Mercury: Cleaning Up Small Spills

    … close to the floor. Children who crawl or play in these areas are at higher risk of breathing these vapors. Cleanup process Preparation Clear the area Do not allow people whose … be contaminated. You cannot vacuum these since vacuuming puts the mercury in the air, and breathing mercury is more harmful than touching mercury. Things to consider include the amount of …
    • Updated on January 11, 2022.
  • Choose Safe Places

    • Updated on August 19, 2022.
Last revised February 7, 2023