Major Medical Issues

What the symptoms of asbestos exposure?

Asbestos is a material that is usually present in construction materials utilized in old houses or commercial establishments. The moment these building materials are disturbed, they can shed out tiny asbestos fibers into the air where they are inhaled unknowingly, resulting to a variety of symptoms and health problems that manifest years later. Asbestos has …

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The Infection Process

Environmental Emergencies: Near Drowning

Near-drowning is defined as a survival event that occurs at least 24 hours following submersion in water which caused respiratory arrest. The most frequent and common consequence of this environmental emergency is hypoxemia. Drowning is the second most common cause of accidental death in children below 12 years of age. An estimated 8,000 drowning and …

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