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  • Ammonia

    … has swallowed ammonia, call 911. Ammonia exposure People are usually exposed to ammonia by breathing air that contains the gas. Liquids that contain ammonia can cause exposure by direct contact with the liquid or by breathing ammonia gas released from the liquid. Animal waste, fertilizers, and home cleaners are …
    • Updated on February 09, 2023.
  • Aromatic Concentrates

    … immediately or shortly after exposure to levels over 100 ppm in air of aromatic concentrates: Breathing problems and irritation of the throat and lungs A feeling of light-headedness followed …
    • Updated on February 09, 2023.
  • Adenovirus

    … to get very sick from an adenovirus. There are a number of ways you can get an adenovirus: Breathing in adenovirus from the air: Someone with the virus coughs or sneezes and the virus gets … as: Common cold Sore throat Pinkeye Croup (an infection in the upper airway that obstructs breathing and causes a barking cough) Bronchitis (inflammation of the airways of the lungs) …
    • Updated on November 02, 2022.
  • Air: Indoor Allergens

    … All buildings contain indoor allergens. Most people are exposed to these allergens by breathing them in. Exposure can also happen if allergens are ingested or if they come in contact … cause an allergic reaction, such as: A runny nose. Coughing. Skin rashes. Sneezing. Trouble breathing. Watery eyes. Severe allergic reactions can require immediate medical treatment. How …
    • Updated on January 03, 2023.
  • COVID-19: What to Do if You Were Exposed

    … had symptoms at the time. If the person with COVID-19 was coughing, singing, shouting, or breathing heavily. Whether or not you or the person with COVID-19 were wearing masks. How … a thermometer, watch for symptoms of fever like chills or sweats. Watch for cough, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms of COVID-19. Write down any symptoms you have and when they begin. …
    • Updated on December 07, 2022.
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

    • Updated on September 14, 2022.
  • Immunizations: Diphtheria

    … can infect the skin or the respiratory tract system, which is parts of the body involved in breathing. Symptoms of diphtheria depend on which part of the body is infected. Respiratory …
    • Updated on January 03, 2023.
  • Seoul Hantavirus Frequently Asked Questions

    … syndrome (HPS). Most HPS infections lead to fever and body aches, progressing to severe breathing difficulties that frequently require hospitalization. Death occurs in approximately 38% … The patient may be given fluids to prevent dehydration and additional oxygen to help with breathing. Dialysis may be required in severe cases of kidney failure. Ribavirin, an antiviral …
    • Updated on April 18, 2019.
  • Vinyl Chloride

    … billion by volume (ppbv). The action level is considered to be protective of public health. Breathing vinyl chloride for a lifetime at 0.62 ppbv is very unlikely to be harmful to people. If …
    • Updated on June 15, 2022.
  • Carbon Dioxide

    … include headaches, dizziness, restlessness, a tingling or pins or needles feeling, difficulty breathing, sweating, tiredness, increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, coma, asphyxia, …
    • Updated on June 15, 2022.
  • Mercury in Our Environment

    • Updated on July 23, 2020.
  • Vaping and Lung Injury Investigation

    … nausea, vomiting, fever, and weight loss. Severity. Some patients with EVALI develop severe breathing problems requiring hospitalization, and may have to be put on ventilators in order to …
    • Updated on January 11, 2023.
  • Trichloroethylene

    • Updated on June 15, 2022.
  • Psittacosis

    … (including the bacteria) can get into the air. The most common way someone gets infected is by breathing in the dust from these dried secretions. Less commonly, birds infect people through … of C. psittaci infection in birds are non-specific and include: Poor appetite Inflamed eyes Breathing difficulty Diarrhea Infected birds may not have signs of disease or seem sick. When …
    • Updated on October 07, 2021.
  • Q Fever

    … Q Fever Q Fever 101  How do people get sick with Q Fever? People get infected with Q Fever by breathing in dust that has been contaminated by infected animal feces, urine, milk, and birth …
    • Updated on October 07, 2021.
  • Air Quality Issues

    • Updated on December 28, 2021.
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    • Updated on September 09, 2021.
  • DHS Encourages All Wisconsinites to Take Steps to Prevent Childhood Lead Exposure

    … lead poisoning remains a serious public health crisis. Primarily caused by swallowing or breathing in dust from deteriorating lead-based paint, lead poisoning can cause learning and … your home for lead hazards: The most common cause of lead exposure is from swallowing or breathing in dust from deteriorating lead-based paint. To check your house for lead-based paint …
    • Updated on October 25, 2022.
  • Immunizations: Chickenpox (Varicella)

    … catch chickenpox by: Having contact with the virus particles from an infected person’s rash. Breathing in droplets when an infected person breathes or talks. You also can get chickenpox from …
    • Updated on January 03, 2023.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    … Personal protective equipment (PPE) is any type of specialized clothing, barrier product, or breathing (respiratory) device used to protect workers from serious injuries or illnesses while …
    • Updated on August 12, 2022.
Last revised March 24, 2023