Is DIY dangerous for your health?

Written by Deborah Hughes

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Is it safe to use MDF? A HSE spokeswoman stated that ‘at present there is no evidence to suggest it (MDF) poses a risk and can be compared to other risks like asbestos’.

However, despite these assessments of MDF and health risks, it is still shrouded in controversy. Therefore, it is advised that anyone using MDF follows these guidelines:

•Try to use an alternative to MDF - some manufacturers sell low formaldehyde or zero formaldehyde emission boards

•If there is no alternative, try to ensurerepparttar following: -Always use a protective face mask and eye wear when sawing or sanding MDF board -Only saw outside or in a well ventilated room -Wear gloves to avoidrepparttar 148091 formaldehyde coming into contact withrepparttar 148092 skin Compensation claims Accident Compensation People (, who specialise in compensation claims for people affected by airborne cancers, say it’s too early to speculate aboutrepparttar 148093 possibility of compensation claims against manufacturers, or employers who fail to protect their staff fromrepparttar 148094 dangers of MDF.

James Williams, Technical Claims Manager at Accident Compensation People said:

“Nasal cancer has been associated with hard wood dusts for sometime. Many years ago English furniture makers showed an increased incidence of this type of cancer. There does also seem to be a growing concern about soft-wood dust, especially MDF”.

The hazards of MDF dust are quite startling and any further developments will have to be monitored closely to see if it is ‘the asbestos ofrepparttar 148095 nineties’.

Deborah Hughes 0800 781 7789

Note to editors provides a cost-free service for people seeking compensation following exposure to industrial dusts such as asbestos. We work under a no cost, no win, no fee policy which mean our customers don’t pay a penny and keep 100% compensation.

Anti-aging skin care treatments : What to do when that first wrinkle appears

Written by Jenna Keys

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Surgeons who carry out laser Dermabrasion insist it is a far superior form of Dermabrasion becauserepparttar use ofrepparttar 148090 laser facilitates much more accuracy and, therefore, better results.

Microdermabrasion utilises a fine mist of crystals that smoothenrepparttar 148091 skin and a vacuum action that removes dead outer layers of skin giving you smooth, soft surface alleviatingrepparttar 148092 appearance of aging skin.

Microdermabrasion treats sun damaged skin, age spots, wrinkles, fine lines and just about every type of aging skin problem you may face. An entire program of Microdermabrasion can take as little as half an hour to complete and there is little discomfort and no side effects. Any skin colour can be treated and upon completion ofrepparttar 148093 programrepparttar 148094 user can return to a normal daily life.

Onrepparttar 148095 discovery of Microdermabrasion several years ago, it was first necessary to go to a professional dermatologist in order to receiverepparttar 148096 treatment however, now you can buy a home Microdermabrasion kit so you can do it yourself fromrepparttar 148097 comfort of your own home.


The appearance of aging skin is an inevitable symptom of modern living. The increasing toxins in today’s society act like poisons upon our skin. This in turn causes acne and nasty abrasions torepparttar 148098 skin that can be difficult to get rid of.

Dermatological studies have been conducted with many nutrients and vitamins and these can be used to help preventrepparttar 148099 aging process. Botox and other such harsh treatments can be avoided withrepparttar 148100 use of creams or delicate dermatological procedures.

Dermabrasion, Microdermabrasion and Hydroderm are excellent examples of these. They are widely available either through chemists or, inrepparttar 148101 case of laser Dermabrasion from a dermatologist through your local hospital.

Using any of these treatments can help alleviaterepparttar 148102 appearances associated with aging andrepparttar 148103 toxins in modern society. The key is to start taking care of your skin atrepparttar 148104 earliest possible opportunity.

© 2005 Jenna Keys

Jenna Keys is Editor of , and online resource for skin care and anti aging treatments.

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