Illinois Health News Volume 6

Illinois Health News Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...floors are of earth, they should be raked as clean as possible and then sprinkled with powdered lime. The lime will help dry the floor and will serve as a deodorant. Floors that have been flooded are generally left with a deposit of silt and slime and this should, of course, first be thoroughly removed by means of brooms and brushes. The floors and baseboards then should be thoroughly washed with soap and water. If odors prevail after washing the floors with soap and water, it would be advisable to wash them with a formalin solution. Walls, furniture, etc., that have been reached by the flood waters can also be washed to advantage with the formalin solution. Every effort should be made to admit as much air and sunlight to the rooms as possible. GENERAL SANITATION AND PERSONAL CLEANLINESS. Because human waste matter is generally scattered about by the flood waters it is very important that flies be reduced to a minimum. Flies should be excluded from the households as much as possible and prevented from gaining access to food. The streets, alleys, and stables should be kept clean of any manure that might serve as breeding places for flies. Garbage should be kept suitably covered until it can be properly disposed of, preferably by burial. During flood conditions and during the rehabilitation following floods, individuals should make every effort to practice personal cleanliness the same as under normal conditions. This is often difficult during disturbance by floods or until suitable water supplies are readily available again and until proper means are provided for disposing of human wastes. However, the individual can do much, by making every effort to prevent the spread of objectionable waste matter, by endeavoring to practice personal...
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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236634438
  • 9781236634436