Bandage Dress & Closet Clutter Warnings: The Doctors September 18 2012

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The Doctors: September 18 2012

The Doctors September 18 2012 episode looked at all the health risks that can stem from having a messy closet, and there are more than you think!

The Doctors: Medical Problems from Bandage Dresses and Jeans

The Doctors September 18 2012: Health Hazards in Your Closet

The Doctors September 18 2012 episode examined all the health risks that can stem from having a messy closet, like fires, bugs and mold.

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The Doctors examined several clothing trendsthe could be doing more harm than good: bandage dresses, men’s skinny jeans and weathered denim. Bandage dresses can cause heartburn and skinny jeans can give men reproductive issues. The sandblasting techniques used to achieve the weathered denim look are deadly for the workers.

The Doctors: How to Prevent Your Closet From Starting a Fire

Messy closets can cause both health problems and fires to break out in your home. Dust can become trapped in the back of your closet and give you asthma and allergies. One in every eight house fires start in a closet – find out how you can prevent this from happening to you.

The Doctors: Symptoms of Mold

Most people think mold happens in a bathroom or kitchen, but it could also grow in your closet. Even a small amount of moisture in a dark place can lead to mold spores. It’s important to recognize the signs and symptoms of a mold problem.

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The Doctors: Dylan Baumann’s Apartment is Home to Brown Recluse Spiders

Dylan Baumann’s apartment has been infested with brown recluse spiders for four months. The Doctors had tips on how to prevent and get rid of insects in your home, including sealing up cracks in your walls.

The Doctors: Lead in Purses and Lead Poisoning in Children

Your purse or wallet could contain scary amounts of lead in them. Children are especially susceptible to lead poisoning, which can lead to developmental issues. There are various symptoms that could signal lead poisoning in your child.

The Doctors: How to Prevent a Bug Infestation in Your Pantry

Many peoples’ pantries have suffered bug infestations. The Doctors examined ways to prevent critters from living rent free in your house. Cross-contamination is also a problem in many kitchens, and there are precautions you should take.

The Doctors: Phthalates in Personal Care Products Can Cause Diabetes

Some beauty products like lotions and self-tanners contain the chemical Phthalate, which can cause health problems like diabetes. It’s very important to check the label before you buy a product so you know what you’re putting on your body.

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