Another research was conducted and was aimed at designing and executing a pilot study that was entailed in collecting information regarding the level of exposure of podiatric clinics to dust-related infections. The method of research employed was the use of questionnaires. 250 pediatric hospitals were issued a survey that dealt with health and safety. The clinics were randomly selected to take part in the research. The concentration of bacteria, which was airborne,was evaluated by use of the viable micro bacteria that has six stages. In addition, the endotoxin and the total inhalable dust were measured in the workstations of the podiatrist. According to theresults from the questionnaires, two-thirds of the total participants reported to be suffering from respiratory conditions such as asthma. Notably, the method of precaution employed included the use of ventilated rooms and use of protective aprons and gloves. The article is relevant to my clinical research because it outlines the level of dust-related health conditions at the pediatric clinics. In addition, it also provides information on how the sickness can be controlled and if possible prevented (Coggins, Hogan, Kelly, Fleming, Robert, Tynan, and Thorne 2012).On a similar note, according to Pankova, 2011, research was conducted to the health and safety practitioners and information was obtained through the use of a questionnaire. The questionnaire aimed at identifying the experiences of the workers during the use of nail drills andwhether the use of eye protection assisted in any way. The study was important because it examined the potential hazards that would occur to the workers when performing normal duties.
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THE HUMAN NAIL DUST10The study also identified the speed at which the dust particles from nails move, which affect the respiratory tract of the labor forces by the use of high-speed videography. According to the study,there was an increased level of cases involving asthma in patients due to the presence of the dust particles from nails. The author of the article also illustrates a specific code of conduct that should be kept in consideration when performing drilling procedures (Pankova 2011). The articleis relevant to my clinical practice because it enhances the awareness of the dangers of the nails dust particles not only to the Health and Safety Practitioners but also to the residents of a nation. In conclusion, podiatry is the field of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases involving ankles, limbs, and feet. The person performing the activity is known as a podiatrist. Ostensibly, beauticians, salon workers often drill the nails of individuals in order to reduce pain or improve the life of an individual. Unfortunately, the dust emanating from the human nails are normally toxic and affect the health of an individual negatively. Notably, according to reports from researchers, the dust is airborne and can exist in the air for approximately ten hours. The microorganisms in the dust can survive anywhere in the atmosphere regardless of whether an area is moist, dry, or dirty. Research has been conducted, and it is clear that the microorganisms are responsible for respiratory infections. Podiatrists are at
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