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Types of Pneumoconiosis(silicosis,anthracosis, byssinosis, bagassosis,asbestosis)its features and first aid treatment

Types of Pneumoconiosis and its features Their features are as shown in the following table. Type                         Features                       Preventive measures Silicosis – It is due to inhalation of dust containing free silica or silicon oxide.  It is found in mining, ceramic industry, slate- pencil industry, and blasting metal grinding, building and  construction work, rock mining, iron and steel industry. The higher the concentration of free silica in the dust,...

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First aid treatment of Benzene poisoning its causes, prevention and diagnose-“Occupational Hazards”

Benzene Poisoning Benzene is a volatile liquid that is not miscible with water but dissolves in fat. It is used in the industries manufacturing drugs and dyes. Its poisoning is diagnosed by the following features. There is burning sensation in the mouth and stomach, nausea, and vomiting. Cough and chest pain are present. Headache, giddiness, confusion, restlessness, stupor, and coma may occur. First Aid Give lavage with tap water cautiously,...

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First aid treatment of Arsenic poisoning its causes, prevention and diagnose-“Occupational Hazards”

Arsenic poisoning It is grayish – white color. It is used in pesticides, dyes, and medicines. All of these are toxic if ingested or inhaled in sufficient quantity. Arsenic is very poisonous. The condition is diagnosed by the following features. It has metallic taste. There is odor of garlic on breath. Vomiting and purging are present. Dehydration, shock syndrome, coma, convulsions, paralysis, severe may be present. There is diarrhea which...

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Types of Unconsciousness and its first aid treatment-“Unconsciousness”

  Unconsciousness  Various types of unconsciousness are shown in the following table:        Type                        features Stupor-it is a state of semi consciousness in which person responds only to external stimuli or loud noise. Pupils of the yes contract in response to light Fainting-it is the temporary loss of consciousness. The person recovers spontaneously. Somnolence- it is a state when person feels sleepy or drowsy Coma- it is a...

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