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  • Environmental Public Health Tracking: Glossary of Terms

    … the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam. ASTHMA - A disease that affects a person’s breathing and may restrict the ability to get oxygen to the lungs. For people with asthma, the … portal, users can view some data topics by ethnicity. EXPOSURE - Contact with a substance by breathing it, eating or drinking it, or having it absorb through the skin. Acute exposures last a …
    • Updated on September 27, 2022.
  • COVID-19: Testing Support for Confinement Facilities

    … possible symptoms of COVID-19  as fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, … possible symptoms of COVID-19 as fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, …
    • Updated on January 12, 2023.
  • Dengue Virus: About

    … blood Black, tarry feces Drowsiness or irritability Pale, cold, or clammy skin Difficulty breathing  How is dengue treated? There is currently no treatment or vaccine for dengue. …
    • Updated on June 15, 2022.
  • Malaria: About

    … Severe anemia (destruction of the red blood cells) Problems with blood clotting Difficulty breathing Low blood pressure Acute kidney failure Low blood sugar  How is malaria treated? …
    • Updated on June 15, 2022.
  • Cadmium

    … damage, kidney stones, and/or more fragile bones can form as a result of eating, drinking, or breathing elevated levels of cadmium. …
    • Updated on February 10, 2023.
  • Small Talks: Get the Facts on Underage Drinking

    … skills. High levels of alcohol in the body can shut down those parts of the brain that control breathing, heart rate, and body temperature. Heavy alcohol use can increase the risk of liver …
    • Updated on February 15, 2023.
  • Consumer Guide: End-of-Life Planning

    • Updated on March 07, 2023.
  • Preventing and Controlling Respiratory Illness Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Facilities

    … Sore throat Muscle aches greater than the resident’s norm Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Low oxygen saturation in the blood (normal levels are between 95 and 100%, but may vary …
    • Updated on December 13, 2022.
  • Babesiosis: About

    … Jaundice (liver complications) Spleen and liver enlargement Severe Symptoms: Difficulty breathing Heart attack Kidney failure Liver disease Confusion Death  How is babesiosis treated? …
    • Updated on June 29, 2020.
  • Former Manufactured Gas Plants

    … The odors that may occur can have either a gasoline or mothball-like smell. People with breathing difficulties, such as asthma, may be affected if the odors reach hazardous levels. The …
    • Updated on April 22, 2021.
  • Asthma-Safe Homes Program

    • Updated on January 18, 2023.
  • Air Quality: Respirable Crystalline Silica from Sand Mining

    … and most understood of occupational diseases. Lung damage progresses over time from breathing dust released when rocks are crushed or cut. Silicosis is a chronic, progressive, and …
    • Updated on September 14, 2022.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Environmental Health Frequently Asked Questions

    … Confined spaces and other oxygen-deficient environments require the use of self-contained breathing apparatus, and should only be entered by professionals. If the site is an asbestos or …
    • Updated on September 02, 2020.
  • COVID-19: Animals

    … in pets is very rare. Pets with COVID-19 may have symptoms including coughing, difficulty breathing, sneezing, runny nose, vomiting, or diarrhea. Pets may also be lethargic or not have …
    • Updated on July 26, 2022.
  • Healthy Swimming

    • Updated on June 15, 2022.
  • Asbestos in Vermiculite Insulation

    • Updated on September 29, 2020.
  • Immunizations: Measles

    … in the air for up to two hours after a sick person coughs or sneezes. You can get measles by breathing contaminated air or touching an infected surface , and then touching your eyes, nose, …
    • Updated on January 03, 2023.
  • The Wisconsin Environmental Equity Tool

    … from high-traffic areas National assessment that estimates cancer and non-cancer risks from breathing toxic air pollution (NATA) Wastewater discharges Childhood lead poisoning Public …
    • Updated on November 29, 2022.
Last revised March 24, 2023