The amount of radiation is measured in several different units. The roentgen (R) is a measure of the ionizing ability of radiation in air and is commonly used to express the intensity of exposure to radiation. How much radiation people are exposed to and how much is deposited in their body may be very different. The gray (Gy) and sievert (Sv) are measures of the dose of radiation, which is the amount of radiation deposited in matter, and are the units used to measure dose in humans after exposure to radiation. The Gy and Sv are similar, except the Sv takes into account the effectiveness of different types of radiation to cause damage and the sensitivity of different tissues in the body to radiation. Low dose levels are measured in mGy (1 mGy = 1/1000Gy) and mSv (1 mSv = 1/1000Sv).
Contamination vs. irradiation
An individual's radiation dose can be increased in two ways, contamination and irradiation. Many of the most significant radiation accidents have exposed people to both.
Contamination is contact with and retention of radioactive material, usually as a dust or liquid. External contamination is that on skin or clothing, from which some can fall or be rubbed off, contaminating other people and objects. Internal contamination is radioactive material deposited within the body, which it may enter by ingestion, inhalation, or through breaks in the skin. Once in the body, radioactive material may be transported to various sites, such as the bone marrow, where it continues to emit radiation, increasing the dose, until it is removed or emits all its energy (decays). Internal contamination is more difficult to remove than external contamination.
Many people with mild lead poisoning have no symptoms. Symptoms that do occur usually develop over several weeks or longer. Sometimes symptoms flare up periodically.
Typical symptoms of lead poisoning include personality changes, headaches, loss of sensation, weakness, a metallic taste in the mouth, uncoordinated walking, poor appetite, vomiting, constipation, crampy abdominal pain, bone or joint pains, high blood pressure, and anemia. Kidney damage often develops without symptoms.
Young children who have been exposed to lead may become cranky and their attention span and play activity may decrease over the course of several weeks. Encephalopathy can then begin suddenly and worsen over the next several days, resulting in persistent, forceful vomiting; poor coordination and difficulty walking; confusion; sleepiness; and, finally, seizures and coma. Chronic lead poisoning in children may cause intellectual disability, seizure disorders, aggressive behavior disorders, developmental regression, chronic abdominal pain, and anemia.
Adults who are exposed to lead at work typically develop symptoms (such as personality changes, headaches, abdominal pain, and damage to nerves, with numbness and loss of sensation in the feet and legs) over several weeks or longer. Adults may develop loss of sex drive, infertility, and, in men, erectile dysfunction (impotence). Encephalopathy rarely develops in adults.
Children and adults may develop anemia. Children and adults who inhale the fumes from leaded gasoline may develop symptoms of psychosis in addition to typical symptoms of lead poisoning.
How to Prevent pemetrexed lung cancer
Lung cancer is the most common type of cancer worldwide, according to the American Lung Association, and is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States. Lung cancer is often caused by smoking, or long-term exposure to secondhand smoke. To prevent or reduce your risk for lung cancer, you can stop smoking, limit your exposure to secondhand smoke, and practice healthy lifestyle habits such as exercising regularly and consuming healthy foods.
Stop smoking tobacco products. Cigarette and tobacco smoke contains harmful substances known as carcinogens that can damage the cells lining your lungs. Over time, smoking can lead to the development and multiplication of abnormal cells and increase your risk for lung cancer.
Contact your healthcare provider for help with smoking cessation programs if you experience difficulty with quitting smoking. Your physician may prescribe medications that can help you quit smoking, suggest that you join a smoking cessation support group, or recommend nicotine patches and gums that can help you kick your habit.
Limit your exposure to secondhand smoke. Non-smokers exposed to secondhand smoke inhale the same carcinogens and cancer-causing substances as actual smokers. Avoid spending time around people who smoke, and avoid spending time at venues such as bars and restaurants that allow smoking.
Have your home tested for radon. Radon is a radioactive gas released during the natural decay process of elements such as uranium, thorium, and radium -- all of which are commonly found in rocks and soil. When inhaled, the radioactive particles in radon can damage the cells lining your lungs and increase the risk for lung cancer. Purchase a radon-testing kit for your home, or contact a local radon-detection specialist who can inspect your home for signs of radon
Radiation exposure may be internal or external, and can be acquired through various exposure pathways.
Internal exposure to ionizing radiation occurs when a radionuclide is inhaled, ingested or otherwise enters into the bloodstream (for example, by injection or through wounds). Internal exposure stops when the radionuclide is eliminated from the body, either spontaneously (such as through excreta) or as a result of a treatment.
External exposure may occur when airborne radioactive material (such as dust, liquid, or aerosols) is deposited on skin or clothes. This type of radioactive material can often be removed from the body by simply washing.
Exposure to ionizing radiation can also result from irradiation from an external source, such as medical radiation exposure from X-rays. External irradiation stops when the radiation source is shielded or when the person moves outside the radiation field.
People can be exposed to ionizing radiation under different circumstances, at home or in public places (public exposures), at their workplaces (occupational exposures), or in a medical setting (as are patients, caregivers, and volunteers).
Exposure to ionizing radiation can be classified into 3 exposure situations. The first, planned exposure situations, result from the deliberate introduction and operation of radiation sources with specific purposes, as is the case with the medical use of radiation for diagnosis or treatment of patients, or the use of radiation in industry or research. The second type of situation, existing exposures, is where exposure to radiation already exists, and a decision on control must be taken – for example, exposure to radon in homes or workplaces or exposure to natural background radiation from the environment. The last type, emergency exposure situations, result from unexpected events requiring prompt response such as nuclear accidents or malicious acts.
How to Prevent recurrent head and neck cancer|Squamous Cell Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S., affecting about 3.5 million Americans annually. The two most common types, basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, are highly curable. Melanoma, the rarer type, is also the most deadly and difficult to treat. All types of skin cancer, particularly squamous cell, are preventable to a great extent by reducing your exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light.
Avoid exposure to arsenic. UV radiation is not the only thing that can cause skin diseases such as squamous cell cancer — exposure to toxic or poisonous compounds (such as arsenic) also increases the cancer risk. Arsenic doesn't have to come in contact with the skin, as ingesting it also increases the risk of skin cancers.
It's possible to be exposed to arsenic from well water, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and some medicines (arsenic may have some medicinal value in tiny amounts).
People who work in mining and smelting are at greater risk of arsenic exposure.
Don't put coal tar on your skin. Another compound that should be avoided because it increases the risk of squamous cell skin cancer is coal tar, which is found in medicinal shampoos and creams meant for treating psoriasis and head lice. Coal tar is a byproduct of coal processing that's a potential carcinogen despite its medicinal uses.
Coal tar products can relieve dryness, redness, flaking and itching of skin, but at the cost of increasing cancer risk.
Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is a popular coal-tar derived painkiller that should be avoided if you have a history of skin cancer.
Be very cautious with industrial chemicals. Other industrial compounds can also raise your risk of squamous cell carcinoma — either by getting them directly on your skin or by inhaling their fumes. Examples include asbestos, benzene, silica, certain mineral oils and paint solvents. If you need to handle these compounds, always we
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In yoga, it is believed that some yoga and meditation masters who have special powers known as “siddhis” are able to levitate at will.
The power of levitation in the Sanskrit language of yoga is called “dardura siddhi” which means the frog power—as some frogs are known to jump and suspend themselves in the air.
There are many witnessed accounts and first hand stories of great yogis levitating through the use of special powers achieved through meditation and advanced yoga practices. In the books Autobiography of a Yogi by Yogananda and Living with the Himalayan Masters by Swami Rama, there are referenced accounts of yogis who have levitated.
So how does one learn to embrace this phenomenon and possess this power of levitation?
Is it a paranormal activity or something that defies the law of gravity and physics? Maybe it’s all of these, but it is said that when one progresses on the path of meditation, levitation comes naturally. Some of the great yoga texts proclaim that when one is proficient in the science of yoga and pranayama (expansion of energy by breath control) one can also learn to levitate.
So, to learn how to levitate one should first start with meditation to be more familiar with their subtle body and feel their prana (life force) and energy. One can start with a seated practice of mediation or a laying down practice such as yoga nidra.
Next it is important to understand the various pranas or vayus within the body. There are five main vayus and they are responsible for governing the movements and actions of both the mind and body. I believe that by knowing and controlling the vayus, one can master the art of levitating.
The five main pranas within the body are briefly described as follow:
Prana Vayu which draws energy inward and is responsible for inhaling, sensory perception and swallowing.
Vyana Vayu which diffuses energy away from the body and is responsible for overall movement and circulation.
Samana vayu which draws energy towards the center a
Bacteria and viruses are the main causes of pneumonia. Pneumonia-causing germs can settle in the alveoli and multiply after a person breathes them in.
Pneumonia can be contagious. The bacteria and viruses that cause pneumonia are usually inhaled.
They can be passed on through coughing and sneezing, or spread onto shared objects through touch.
The body sends white blood cells to attack the infection. This is why the air sacs become inflamed. The bacteria and viruses fill the lung sacs with fluid and pus, causing pneumonia.
Those most at risk include people who:
are aged under 5 years or over 65 years
smoke tobacco, consume large amounts of alcohol, or both
have underlying conditions such as cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), asthma, or conditions that affect the kidneys, heart, or liver
have a weakened or impaired immune system, due, for example, to AIDS, HIV, or cancer
take medicines for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
have recently recovered from a cold or influenza infection
have been recently hospitalized in an intensive care unit
have been exposed to certain chemicals or pollutants
Some groups are more prone than others to pneumonia, including Native Alaskan or certain Native American ethnicities.
The major types of pneumonia are classified by the cause of the infection, where the infection was transmitted, and how the infection was acquired.
Types by germ
Pneumonia can be classified according to the organism that caused the infection.
Bacterial pneumonia: The most common cause of bacterial pneumonia is Streptococcus pneumoniae. Chlamydophila pneumonia and Legionella pneumophila can also cause bacterial pneumonia.
Viral pneumonia: Respiratory viruses are often the cause of pneumonia, especially in young children and older people. Viral pneumonia is usually not serious and lasts for a shorter time than bacterial pneumonia.
Mycoplasma pneumonia: Mycoplasma organisms are not viruses or bacteria, but they have traits common to both. Mycoplasmas generally cause mild cases of pneumonia, most often in older children and young adults.
Pneumonia that’s not caused by bacteria may be less serious. It’s sometimes called walking pneumonia. This is because unlike other types of pneumonia, it doesn’t require bed rest.
Fungal pneumonia: Fungi from soil or bird droppings can cause pneumonia in people who inhale large amounts of the organisms. They can also cause pneumonia in people with chronic diseases or weakened immune systems.
Cannabis is being used to treat patients suffering from cancer, so it makes no sense to smoke cannabis and risk inhaling harmful toxins, when you can consume it in a tastier and healthier manner.
Cannabis Medibles come in all forms and products, from oils and butters to cook with to gummies, sweets and confectionary items being sold at dispensaries, you are truly spoiled for choice.
So why smoke cannabis when the healthier way is so much sweeter!
Reggae / Rock / Grunge A train wreck and you dont know wht the fuck that sound was but your going to go to it to see what it is!!! INHALE sublime 311 dubcat bob marley hepcat long beach short buss barrington leavy peter tosh the wailers Elan
DEALING WITH THE DANGERS OF INHALANT ABUSE "PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN AND LOVED ONES
March 19th & 25th is National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week. Millions of children are abusing household and commercial products to get high & products you might never even suspect. The practice is known as huffing, bagging, sniffing or dusting. Users intentionally inhale harmful fumes or vapors from everyday household products for a quick and intense high. They are cheap, easy to get and are abused by over 2 million young people age 12-17 each year and that number is on the rise.
Experts say parents and kids are in need of education on the subject of inhalant abuse particularly the dangers and warning signs associated with it.
Some warning signs of inhalant abuse:
Numbness in tongue / mouth
Nausea and/or vomiting
Redness in the eyes
Spots or sores around the mouth
For more information and resources visit the National Inhalant Prevention Coalition at www.inhalants****.
REDEFINING DIABETES MANAGEMENT: FIRST FDA-APPROVED INHALED INSULIN, EXUBERAÂ® (insulin human [rDNA origin]) Inhalation Powder, REDUCES BARRIERS FOR DIABETES PATIENTS TO ACHIEVE GOOD BLOOD SUGAR LEVEL CONTROL
Diabetes is a growing health crisis, affecting nearly 21 million Americans. Most have type 2 diabetes â a progressive disease â and ultimately many will require insulin therapy. Despite the availability of insulin, a proven and effective treatment for diabetes, average blood sugar levels have continued to rise over the last 10 years. Approximately two out of three people with type 2 diabetes have uncontrolled blood sugar levels even if they are currently on treatment. Many patients are reluctant to start or increase insulin treatment because of injections. Some delay insulin use for as long as 10 years.
For the first time, there is now an insulin that does not need to be injected. EXUBERA, the first and only FDA-approved inhaled insulin, is now available in pharmacies to help treat adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Taking EXUBERA doesn't require needles.
This is Me inhaling Helium from a birthday baloon
He likes inhalants too , but is he like his life??