Coping With Cancer-A Family View

Written by Paul Curran

An often forgotten feature of dealing with cancer is what I call 'afterrepparttar event'. That is, when your loved one has passed on. The coming months are a particular difficult time for such people.

There is a real danger that during this timerepparttar 147439 grieving person resorts to addictive substances to get throughrepparttar 147440 trauma. This is understandable but not alwaysrepparttar 147441 best course of action. You can find myself drinking far too much alcohol (a lot more thanrepparttar 147442 recommended amount per week) forrepparttar 147443 months followingrepparttar 147444 death.

My experience is that you will then gradually come down to a reasonable level. I'm not advocating drinking as a way of coping. But I'm realistic in that some people will go down this root, so be aware of such behaviour. [I found myself going this way after my father's death in February 2005.]

Being angry and crying, even atrepparttar 147445 same time, are very common emotions followingrepparttar 147446 event. Don't feel embarrassed by this. It is perfectly normal. Just try to avoid hurting yourself and others! I found that walking inrepparttar 147447 countryside was helpful, especially up and down hills. The physical effort will make you feel better and get rid of some of that pent up emotion.

Indoor Air Quality - Air Quality Test – The Air Purifier Test That You Can Do Yourself, Today!

Written by Tom Downward

Why clean kids get sick more often!

People spend 80% of their time indoors. We breathe normally about 10 times a minute. Multiply that times 1440 minutes a day. This comes to over 14,000 breaths each day of quality air. If we can survive for a week without food or water yet barely four minutes without breathing, indoor air quality is not a subtle point.

Respiratory problems are at an all time high. Note: Liability is a major Business concern. Indoor air pollution is considered a major environmental problem. Allergies in children are growing at an alarming rate. It is believed this is due to early exposure to allergens, a significant part of indoor air pollution.

How do you know if you have an indoor Air Quality problem? Using this simple test is arguablyrepparttar cheapest, reliable test that you can use.

This simple test will help you identify specific air quality problems (if they exist) that some air purifiers are just not designed to eliminate.

Known air contaminants exist in three categories.

(1) Particulate or dust

(2) Gases - odors, and

(3) Microbial (bacteria and mold)

Most homeowners and business owners do use air filters. And they do a fair to good job on (1) dusts inrepparttar 147438 air. However, they usually pay no attention to (2) gases or (3) airborne microbes. Why? They aren’t designed for it.

This information is presented as a resource. The purpose is to help you spend very little money and maybe no money onrepparttar 147439 wrong air purifier AND help you reliably testrepparttar 147440 air that you and your family breathe. This guide will also help you evaluaterepparttar 147441 results of that test.

Forrepparttar 147442 purpose of these tests, microbial growth is defined as aerobic bacteria, molds, and yeast.

The main tool in all three types of testing isrepparttar 147443 Petri Dish. What is a Petri Dish? The Petri Dishes are sterile covered plastic dishes with a nutrient rich media placed inside on which microbes will readily grow. These are available in kit form for about $15 or so. You can make your own kit.

The test method has a name; it is called “Total Count”. This test method is not used to identify specific microbial species, but does allow you to identifyrepparttar 147444 approximate total number of aerobic bacteria, molds, and yeasts present in a given sample.

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