Vinyl Chloride and Angiosarcoma

Written by T.Going


Vinyl Chloride and Angiosarcoma

The chemical Vinyl Chloride has been historically known to create a number of health problems for decades even before it was known to cause angiosarcoma. The federal government was aware ofrepparttar risk of Vinyl Chloride and had regulated workers to only be exposed to 500 ppm (part per million) a day. Because Angiosarcoma takes decades to fully develop,repparttar 148198 initial studies of vinyl chloride were observing more obvious conditions like liver disease and degenerative bone disorders. Inrepparttar 148199 late 1960ísrepparttar 148200 connection between Vinyl Chloride and Angiosarcoma presented itself as B.F. Goodrich workers were exposed to above average rates ofrepparttar 148201 chemical. These workers had much higher rates of developing liver angiosarcoma. More studies were conducted after this initial discovery because it seemed strange that such a large number of workers in one plant could suffer from such a rare disease by coincidence.

Conquering The Smoking Habit

Written by Jay Harris


Most smokers sincerely want to quit. They know cigarettes threaten their health, set a bad example for their children, annoy their acquaintances and cost an inordinate amount of money.

Nobody can force a smoker to quit. It's something each person has to decide for himself, and will require a personal commitment byrepparttar smoker. What kind of smoker are you? What do you get out of smoking? What does it do for you? It is important to identify what you use smoking for and what kind of satisfaction you feel that you are getting from smoking.

Many smokers userepparttar 148144 cigarette as a kind of crutch in moments of stress or discomfort, and on occasion it may work;repparttar 148145 cigarette is sometimes used as a tranquilizer. Butrepparttar 148146 heavy smoker,repparttar 148147 person who tries to handle severe personal problems by smoking heavily all day long, is apt to discover that cigarettes do not help him deal with his problems effectively.

When it comes to quitting, this kind of smoker may find it easy to stop when everything is going well, but may be tempted to start again in a time of crisis. Physical exertion, eating, drinking, or social activity in moderation may serve as useful substitutes for cigarettes, even in times of tension. The choice of a substitute depends on what will achieverepparttar 148148 same effects without having any appreciable risk.

Once a smoker understands his own smoking behavior, he will be able to cope more successfully and selectrepparttar 148149 best quitting approaches for himself andrepparttar 148150 type of life-style he leads.

Because smoking is a form of addiction, 80 percent of smoker who quit usually experience some withdrawal symptoms. These may include headache, light-headedness, nausea, diarrhea, and chest pains. Psychological symptoms, such as anxiety, short-term depression, and inability to concentrate, may also appear. The main psychological symptom is increased irritability. People become so irritable, in fact, that they say they feel "like killing somebody." Yet there is no evidence that quitting smoking leads to physical violence.

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