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If you think you are being exposed to
toxins, allergens, or other materials that are
affecting your health, consider the following questions about your home and
workplace. Write detailed answers to the questions, and discuss them with your
Do you come into contact with or handle any of the following at work or at home?
Have you been exposed to any of the above in the past?
Are you exposed to loud noises or vibrations at work or at home?
Does anyone in your household come in contact with metals, dust,
fibers, chemicals, fumes, radiation, or biological materials?
Do you know what kinds of metals, fibers, chemicals, fumes,
or radiation you were exposed to? Did any of the materials get on your skin
Are your work clothes washed at home?
Can you smell any of the chemicals or materials you work with at your
job? Do you need to use protective equipment, such as gloves or masks?
Do you wash your hands with solvents?
Do you smoke or eat in your workplace?
Are any of your coworkers or family members experiencing unusual
Have any pets had a change in health or behavior?
Do your symptoms get better or worse at home, at work, on weekends,
or while on vacation?
Is your workplace poorly ventilated?
October 8, 2013
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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