Wood smoke and ear infections

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Wood smoke and ear infections

Postby Wilberforce » Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:43 pm

(HealthDay News) -- Ear infections are common in children, but there are things parents
can do to help reduce a child's risk.

The New York State Department of Health offers these suggestions:

Breast-feeding, if a viable option, may reduce the risk of ear infections.
Do not let a child under age 2 lie flat while drinking from a bottle.
Never allow anyone to smoke around children, and avoid exposing the child to wood smoke.
If your child is in day care, work with the staff to promote cleanliness and hygiene.

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• The Surgeon General has determined that there is no safe level of exposure to ambient smoke!

• If you smell even a subtle odor of smoke, you are being exposed to poisonous and carcinogenic chemical compounds!

• Even a brief exposure to smoke raises blood pressure, (no matter what your state of health) and can cause blood clotting, stroke, or heart attack in vulnerable people. Even children experience elevated blood pressure when exposed to smoke!

• Since smoke drastically weakens the lungs' immune system, avoiding smoke is one of the best ways to prevent colds, flu, bronchitis, or risk of an even more serious respiratory illness, such as pneumonia or tuberculosis! Does your child have the flu? Chances are they have been exposed to ambient smoke!
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