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November 2018 Archives

What are the signs of black mold exposure?

Sometimes dangers in your home lurk in places where you may not see them. One such danger is black mold, which can grow in any home in Iowa. According to Healthline, black mold produces mycotoxins, which release into the air as spores. These toxins may cause mycotoxicosis or mold poisoning. There are many symptoms that may result from exposure to black mold. Typically, those who have allergies or asthma respond most severely to exposure.

What snowplow drivers should keep in mind going into the winter

Snow is beginning to fall in Iowa. While it might be less than in inch on some nights, it will not take long before the roads could get covered in feet of a wintry wonderland. To make sure thousands of drivers are able to manage in these conditions, the snowplow drivers have received their proper training at this point to be ready on a moment's notice.

Is tinnitus a psychological issue?

Some work injuries can be complex. Since injuries due to your working conditions or that are otherwise related to your work duties in Iowa, you need to understand how your injury impacts you. Tinnitus may seem fairly simple on the surface, but as explained by Psychology Today, it is actually more complicated.

Does stress classify as a workplace injury?

When you think of getting injured on-the-job, you may think of broken bones, lacerations, slip-and-fall incidents and other physical injuries that may occur as a result of an accident. Many people do not consider stress, anxiety, depression and other psychological ailments a workplace injury and therefore eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Yet, psychological injuries can inhibit a person’s ability to work, and, in some cases, can lead to long-term illness. Stress, anxiety and depression can also manifest into physical problems, including elevated blood pressure, heart disease, headaches, weight gain and insomnia.

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