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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Asbestos Health Effects and History

    • Updated on September 27, 2022.
  • Children and the Environment

    • Updated on November 30, 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.
  • 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.
  • Vapor Intrusion

    • Updated on December 23, 2021.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Climate and Health: Drought and Your Health

    … diet possible Seek services of food banks or other resources if necessary Poor Air Quality Breathing Problems Worsening asthma or other respiratory conditions Fatigue with exertion Stay …
    • Updated on December 27, 2022.
  • Blastomycosis

    … lives in moist soil and decaying wood and leaves. Illness can occur two to 15 weeks after breathing in the fungal spores. Symptoms can include cough, fever, chills, muscle aches, joint …
    • Updated on May 25, 2022.
  • Environmental Public Health Tracking: Gastroschisis Data

    … The misplaced organs can make it difficult for the baby’s lungs to expand, which can cause breathing problems. Sometimes death of the bowel is a complication. Babies with gastroschisis are …
    • Updated on January 05, 2023.
Last revised February 5, 2023