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The International Association of Fire Fighters and Masimo Team Up on a New Global Campaign to Raise Awareness of Carbon Monoxide-Related Death and Injury Risks for Fire Fighters

... and conferences throughout the year. CO poisoning is a danger at every fire, but its symptoms -- ... risk on the scene of a fire because even mild CO poisoning can rob the brain of oxygen(1), which can lead to ... attacks or stroke(3). And, just one severe CO poisoning almost doubles their long-term risk of death(4). ...

CSTE Leads Effort to Improve Blood Lead Reporting

... the public to know more about the burden of lead poisoning across the age spectrum," CSTE President Mel Kohn, M.D., M.D.H. said. "While we often think of lead poisoning as a health concern in children and pregnant women, we need to address how lead poisoning is affecting adults, from exposure in the ...

Parents In Wisconsin Can Now Test Their Children For Lead Exposure Using Saliva

... is a tremendous need for this product, as lead poisoning is a major issue in our society.” ... summer since they may be at greater risk for lead poisoning then. High Risk Areas for Lead poisoning by County Level, Wisconsin 2006   ...

Parents in Missouri Can Now Test Their Children for Lead Exposure Using Saliva

... is a tremendous need for this product, as lead poisoning is a major issue in our society.” ... St. Louis, 55% of the children are poisoned! Lead poisoning leads to intellectual impairment in children ... community. High Risk Areas for Lead poisoning by County Level, Missouri 2006 St. Louis ...

Parents In Kansas Can Now Test Their Children For Lead Exposure Using Saliva

... is a tremendous need for this product, as lead poisoning is a major issue in our society.” ... air. In 2007, Kansas recorded 188 new lead poisoning cases. Of those 69% of the cases were in children ... of age. In 2008, Kansas identified 140 new lead poisoning cases. Once again 68% of the cases affected ...

Salmonella's sweet tooth predicts its downfall

... first time UK scientists have shown what the food poisoning bug Salmonella feeds on to survive as it causes ... University of East Anglia. Salmonella food poisoning causes infection in around 20 million people ... vaccines to protect people and animals against poisoning by fully virulent Salmonella . Glycolysis ...

University of Arizona research on scorpion antivenom published in NEJM

... TUCSON, Ariz. --Youngsters suffering severe nerve poisoning following a scorpion sting recover completely and ... and respiratory distress, all symptoms of nerve poisoning caused by the venom of the bark scorpion. The ... no medication). The symptoms of nerve poisoning were resolved in all of the children treated with ...

FEMA Adds Masimo Rad-57(R) Pulse CO-Oximeter(TM) to Required Medical Equipment List

... and noninvasively detect carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning on the scene of disaster recovery operations. ... health and safety risks associated with CO poisoning for both civilians and rescue personnel in the ... thoroughly and easily assess and diagnose CO poisoning to increase their public safety efforts in the ...

G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment Uses Innovative Use of Oxygen Therapy Which Restores Mind and Body in Drug Rehab

... use of alcohol and drugs looks very similar to poisoning and stroke in brain scans: large areas of brain ... types of disorders ranging from carbon monoxide poisoning to 'crush' injuries of the brain to diabetic ... may not be reimbursable. The use of HBOT in poisoning cases, stroke victims and other brain injuries ...

Discover the Deadly Toxic Twins: Hydrogen Cyanide and Carbon Monoxide

... Fire Department and President of the Cyanide poisoning Treatment Coalition, these victims died from ... on advanced and technical data related to cyanide poisoning in smoke visit the Cyanide poisoning Treatment Coalition website at www.FireSmoke.org ...

NSC Hosts National Poison Prevention Week News Conference, Tuesday, March 17

... of medications properly to prevent accidental poisoning Sandy Giffin, President, American Association of Poison Control Centers, on poisoning incidence from the poison center perspective and ... an alarming trend today is the increase in adult poisoning deaths, often due to unintentional overdoses of ...

United Kingdom House of Commons Safety Group Recommends Carbon Monoxide Screening by Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) to Reduce Misdiagnosis and Prevent Deaths

... significantly improved detection of CO poisoning at an earlier stage, while reducing unnecessary ... of people are seriously injured or killed by CO poisoning in the UK each year. 3 However, the APPGSG ... that there are gaping holes in the way that CO poisoning is recognised, monitored, treated, recorded and ...

EPA Alerts Seniors to Carbon Monoxide Dangers

... prompts tips on how to avoid most common cause of poisoning in U.S. WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay ... better, you could confuse carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning with the flu. That's why the U.S. ... on older people, who can be more vulnerable to CO poisoning if they have health issues, especially anemia or ...

'Tis the Season for Carbon Monoxide

... are urging households to guard against CO poisoning this holiday season. The winter months see a drastic increase of CO poisoning cases. The key to not being a victim is being ... may save your life." Early symptoms of CO poisoning include headache, dizziness, flu-like symptoms, ...

Scientific hunch poised to save thousands from toxic fish poisoning

... people a year in tropical regions. Ciguatera poisoning which often results in acute nausea, vomiting ... blooms known as red tides. Cases of ciguatera poisoning have been documented for more than 200 years and ... an effective treatment for neurotoxic shellfish poisoning (NSP), a condition related to ciguatera ....

Lead Poisoned Family Reaches Two Million and Fifty Thousand Dollar Settlement of Lawsuit

... New York City, recently settled a protracted lead poisoning litigation for the sum of Two Million and Fifty ... successfully represented many families in lead poisoning cases over a period of decades and has been ... recovered multimillion dollars in damages in lead poisoning cases. ...

Lead shot and sinkers: Weighty implications for fish and wildlife health

... near shooting ranges have shown evidence of lead poisoning in small mammals. Frequently used upland ... can kill birds," Rattner said. "The magnitude of poisoning in some species such as waterfowl, eagles, ... such a threat to this endangered species." Lead poisoning causes behavioral, physiological, and biochemical ...

Florida EMS and fire vehicles to stock Cyanokit 5g antidote for cyanide poisoning

... for injection) ANTIDOTE for Cyanide poisoning in the States emergency medical service (EMS) and ... State EMS Medical Director. Because cyanide poisoning acts very quickly, the immediate quick response ... responders need to be prepared to treat cyanide poisoning immediately in an emergency, said Carolyn Myers, ...

Florida EMS and Fire Vehicles to Stock Cyanokit(R) 5g (hydroxocobalamin for injection) ANTIDOTE ("Cyanokit") for Cyanide Poisoning

... treat suspected and known cyanide poisoning - NAPA, Calif., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Dey, ... EMS Medical Director. "Because cyanide poisoning acts very quickly, the immediate quick response ... responders need to be prepared to treat cyanide poisoning immediately in an emergency," said Carolyn ...

New method identifies rat poison in humans

... have developed a method to identify bromadiolone poisoning in humans. Bromadiolone is a rat poison that can ... a female patient was investigated during a recent poisoning case. It appeared that the woman had been exposed ... must be identified as soon as possible. When poisoning with blood-thinning substances is suspected, an ...

Veterinary Pet Insurance Data Reveals Well-Intended Pet Owners Unknowingly Poisoning Their Pets

... claims for drug reactions than all other poisoning claims combined in 2007. Many of these ... consumption of much smaller amounts. 4. Plant poisoning (466 claims) -- Many household plants can be ... that has recently been sprayed. 8. Toad poisoning (58 claims) -- Some species of toad, particularly ...

New Home Safety Council(R) Research Shows the Majority of Families Underestimate the Danger of Poisoning Exposure at Home

... Home Safety Council, accidental poisoning is the second leading cause of home injury death ... found that only one percent of U.S. adults ranked poisoning at the top of the list when asked to identify ... concern, proving the need for aggressive home poisoning prevention education. The nationwide Safe Haven ...

Lead Safe D.C. and HSCSN Bring Lead Poisoning Prevention to The District's Children With Special Needs

... on children under age two as a pilot. "Lead poisoning is a particular challenge for young children ... susceptible to the effects of lead exposure. Lead poisoning can affect nearly every system in the ... going through major developmental phases. Lead poisoning can cause learning disabilities, behavioral ...

EPA Funds Grants for Four Lead Poisoning Prevention Projects in Michigan Communities

... of a national goal to eliminate childhood lead poisoning as a major public health concern by 2010. The Faith-based Lead poisoning Prevention Project of Saginaw -- a coalition of ... in conjunction with the Detroit Childhood Lead poisoning Prevention and Control Program. Newborn children ...

Routine screenings uncover hidden carbon monoxide poisoning

... all emergency room patients for carbon monoxide poisoning is a simple yet potentially life-saving practice ... even death. Researchers identified 11 cases of CO poisoning in which the patients did not know they were ... during the winter months, when carbon monoxide poisoning is most common, said lead author Selim Suner, ....

Activists Raise Alarm for Seniors, Deliver Carbon Monoxide Detectors to Atria Marland Place

... to as the "silent killer," carbon monoxide poisoning is particularly dangerous for the elderly as the ... two people die each day from carbon-monoxide poisoning in January -- three times the fatality rate ... residents from possible carbon monoxide poisoning in Andover, other Atria facilities have been ...

National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) Recommends Screening for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

... any of the signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning or suspected exposure. In addition, ... said failing to diagnose carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning during the emergency response efforts may lead to ... leading to a fatal outcome. Recognizing that CO poisoning -- the most common form ...

Breaking Studies - Masimo's Technologies the Focus of Multiple Clinical Studies at Last Week's American Society of Anesthesiologists' Annual Meeting

... diagnosis and treatment for carbon monoxide poisoning and Benzocaine-induced methemoglobinemia In a ... that 98 of the 429 acute carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning patients had methemoglobin (MetHb) greater than ... the clinical diagnosis and treatment for CO poisoning patients." (4) In a study entitled "A Comparison ...

Lettuce, leafy greens and E. coli

... keeping produce free from contamination by food poisoning bacteria, according to US scientists speaking ... shelf-life. Recent food scares and food poisoning outbreaks have led to intensive investigations of ... ranches. These have shown that at least some food poisoning bacteria outbreaks have been due to field ...

LeadConfirm Professional, the First Oral Based Lead Test, Makes Getting the Lead Out Easier - Now Available at Amazon.com

... air and sources include paint, urban dust, and folk remedies. Lead poisoning is the leading environmentally induced illness in children and nearly 1 ... hearing loss "There is tremendous need for this product, as lead poisoning is a major issue in our society,” said Zeynep Ilgaz, President and ...

LeadConfirm Professional Now Available at Overstock.com--The First Oral Based Lead Test Makes Getting the Lead Out Easier

... air and sources include paint, urban dust, and folk remedies. Lead poisoning is the leading environmentally induced illness in children and nearly 1 ... hearing loss "There is tremendous need for this product, as lead poisoning is a major issue in our society,” said Zeynep Ilgaz, President and ...

LeadConfirm Professional Now Available at Drugstore.com - The First Oral Based Lead Test, Makes Getting the Lead Out Easier

... and air and sources include paint, urban dust, and folk remedies. Lead poisoning is the leading environmentally induced illness in children and nearly 1 ... hearing loss "There is tremendous need for this product, as lead poisoning is a major issue in our society,” said Zeynep Ilgaz, President and ...

Parents In Pennsylvania Can Now Test Their Children For Lead Exposure Using Saliva

... said: “There is a tremendous need for this product, as lead poisoning is a major issue in our society.” “This test will be ... homes at increased risk for lead exposure High Risk Areas for Lead poisoning by County Level, Pennsylvania 2006   Philadelphia County ...

Amalgam fillings are safe, but skeptics still claim controversy, researcher says

... caused a mercury buildup in shellfish and fish, leading to severe mercury poisoning and Minamata disease. Also, a grain covered in mercury fungicide was baked into bread and consumed in Iraq, killing hundreds. "Mercury poisoning was on people's minds and in the press," he says. Urban legends ...

The First Oral Based Lead Test, LeadConfirm Professional, Makes Getting The Lead Out Easier

... air and sources include paint, urban dust, and folk remedies. Lead poisoning is the leading environmentally induced illness in children and nearly 1 ... hearing loss. "There is tremendous need for this product, as lead poisoning is a major issue in our society," said Zeynep Ilgaz, President and ...

Space Research May Help Explain Salmonella Illness

... ) Salmonella is a leading cause of food poisoning and related illnesses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and ... improve food treatment, develop new therapies and vaccines to combat food poisoning in humans here on Earth, and protect astronauts on orbit from infectious ...

LegalView Updates Peanut Butter Recall Information Portal with Info on Salmonella Contaminations Among Several Tainted Food Products

... LegalView recently reported on the outbreak of salmonella poisoning among Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) brands of peanut butter across ... suffering from the peanut butter salmonella symptoms due to salmonella poisoning are encouraged to contact an experienced peanut butter recall attorney ...

In Time for Valentine's Day, a Riveting, True "Love" Story: POISONED LOVE -- A Memoir by Melanie Cane

... young, troubled psychiatrist, who "let love take her too far" by poisoning her former boyfriend, also a psychiatrist. Now, 16 years later, Melanie ... young, troubled psychiatrist, who "let love take her too far" by poisoning her former boyfriend, also a psychiatrist. Now, 16 years later, Melanie ...

FDA's Proposed Mercury Fish Advice Based on Flawed Science, Say MD and Anti-Mercury Advocates

... Mercury: Money, Politics and Poison , catalogues her patients' mercury poisoning case histories. "Patients in my private medical practice, as ... about her daughter is not an isolated case. Diagnosis of low-dose mercury poisoning from fish consumption is challenging unless physicians know what to look ...

Gold Standard Re-launches ToxED Clinical Toxicology Poisoning and Drug Overdose Reference

... Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Setting a new standard for clinical toxicology poisoning and overdose references, Gold Standard Inc. has re-launched ToxED ... to wade through highly dense information to find a specific answer to a poisoning or exposure case. For example, a search on aspirin done within a ...
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