Toxic Workplace

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In an article by Dr. Holly Lucille, N.D., environmental toxins are brought up as a common health issue. Every day, workers all over the world are exposed to health threatening substances in plastics, pesticides, car exhaust, soaps, emulsifiers, health and beauty aids, household cleaning products and foods.

Your workplace exposure could increase the level of toxic substances, especially in older buildings which have not been properly maintained. Newer building built with toxic chemicals and that are constructed so tightly that insufficient fresh air is introduced into the building with poor ventilation, leaving allergens and irritants trapped inside. New installations, carpet, wall coverings, paint or construction can all heighten problems with VOCs. Toxic mold thriving in cool, damp, dark places behind walls and under carpeting. Construction products such as finishes, heavy duty cleaners, paints, thinners, dry cleaning fluids, some copiers and printers, some glues and adhesives, markers, and photo solutions are among some of the common office products that emit harmful volatile organic compounds (VOC).

This can be further amplified in atrium style buildings or buildings with interior water features, if inadequate care results in mold issues. Dander, molds, and dust mites are carried by animals and people into and throughout buildings. Occupational allergies are common. Many articles are written on “Sick Building Syndrome” and “Occupational Asthma.” where people have symptoms including watery eyes, runny nose, headaches, dizziness, nausea and tightening sensation in the chest. Most of these symptoms are that they have a distinct pattern of getting worse at work and improving on vacations or weekends.

Malfunctioning, inappropriate, or inefficient use of heating devices can produce irritating pollutants such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide at harmful levels. Formaldehyde exposure is widespread and found in resins in finishes, plywood, paneling, fiberboard and particleboard, and in some backings and adhesives for carpets. Common sources, such as malfunctioning, inappropriate, or inefficient use of heating devices, can produce irritating pollutants such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide at harmful levels. Formaldehyde exposure is widespread and found in resins in finishes, plywood, paneling, fiberboard and particleboard, and in some backings and adhesives for carpets.

Biological air pollutants like dander, molds, and dust mites are carried by animals and people into and throughout buildings. Scents and hairsprays, construction products such as finishes, heavy duty cleaners, paints, thinners, dry cleaning fluids, some copiers and printers, some glues and adhesives, markers, and photo solutions are among some of the common office products that emit harmful volatile organic compounds (VOC). New installations, carpet, wall coverings, paint or construction can all heighten problems with VOCs.

Bring a hepa or ionic style air purifier to work, keep area free of dust and clutter, increase your intake of pure water and increase your intake of antioxidants can aid your body in its ability to fight the toxins. In addition, speak with your company OSHA representative if the problem is too bad.

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2 Responses to “Toxic Workplace”

  1. Joe Says:

    Incredible points. Outstanding arguments. Keep up the great work.Joe aka tuskaley.

  2. Amanda Jamieson Says:

    Hi There Forensicnursingcourses,
    This question may be a little off-topic, http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=20979

    It was so painful for me as my wife Lil and I watched the events of September 11, 2001 on television. Seeing a plane hit the World Trade Center (WTC) North Tower at 8:46, then a second plane hit the South Tower at 9:02. Shortly, we saw the firefighters and other first responders courageously going into the buildings hoping to extinguish the fires, but it was impossible to foresee what followed.

    Then we watched in shock as nearly a dozen people were jumping from the upper floors to their deaths.

    We felt profound horror at 9:59 as the South Tower cascaded in freefall into its own footprint, and then 29 minutes later when the North Tower came down in the same impossible freefall way.

    The new forensic evidence which is being released today by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth demonstrates the presence of controlled demolition materiel in the World Trade Center buildings One and Two.

    Just one week after September 11, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Christine Todd Whitman declared “I am glad to reassure the people of New York and Washington DC that their air is safe to breathe and their water is safe to drink” and that we “. . . need not be concerned about environmental issues as [we return to [our] homes and workplaces”.

    Yet to this day, at least 900 first responders have since died as a result of the effects of toxic “dust” from the buildings and the some 3,000 human remains that enveloped lower Manhattan and which Mayor Rudolph Giuliani declared “We must clear the rubble”. This “rubble” in fact constituted evidence from a massive crime scene, but was hauled away, first to Long Island, and then was eventually placed on barges and shipped to China.

    One thing I know is that the official government story of those events, as well as what took place that day at the Pentagon, is just that, a story. This story is not the truth, but far from it.

    I was born on October 12, 1932. I am announcing today that I will be consuming only liquids beginning Sunday until my eightieth birthday in 2012 and until the real truth of what truly happened on that day emerges and is publicly known.
    Thanks

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