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What is the first thing you should do in the event of an accident in the laboratory?

The following basic steps apply to ALL emergency situations: Contain the emergency if it can be done safely without causing harm to you. Pull the box alarm to evacuate the building if the emergency cannot be contained or if there is any doubt as to the severity of the situation. Call the emergency dispatch at 413.559.

What are the proper attire in laboratory?

Full coverage of torso and shoulders, even when reaching for lab objects. Do not wear open-backed shirts, bare midriff shirts, etc. Neither too tight nor too loose/blousy.

Why are loose sleeves worn in the laboratory a danger?

Loose clothing or long hair can be dragged through chemicals in beakers or open flames (such as on a Bunsen burner) or get caught in equipment. Long, loose sleeves on a shirt or sweater can even knock over items on the bench top.

Does fasting include water?

Fasting means you don’t eat or drink anything but water usually for 8 to 12 hours beforehand. So, if your appointment is at 8 a.m. and you’re told to fast for 8 hours, only water is okay after midnight. If it’s a 12-hour fast, avoid food and drink after 8 p.m. the night before.

How much water should you drink when fasting?

Most people drink two to three liters of water per day during a water fast. The water fast lasts for 24–72 hours. You should not water fast for longer than this without medical supervision because of health risks.

What liquids can you have while fasting?

As for having coffee or tea during your fast — you should be just fine. As a general rule of thumb, if you drink something with less than 50 calories, then your body will remain in the fasted state. So, your coffee with a splash of milk or cream is just fine. Tea should be no problem either.

How long does it take for hunger to go away when fasting?

Hormones that trigger eating, like ghreli, may get amplified in response to fasting. However, ghrelin usually peaks at day 1-2 and then steadily falls. This aligns with what is seen clinically, where hunger is the worst problem at onset. Many people on longer fasts report that hunger typically disappears after day 2.

Whats a good fasting time?

A person needs to decide on and adhere to a 12-hour fasting window every day. According to some researchers, fasting for 10–16 hours can cause the body to turn its fat stores into energy, which releases ketones into the bloodstream. This should encourage weight loss.

What happens to your body when you fast?

Essentially, fasting cleanses our body of toxins and forces cells into processes that are not usually stimulated when a steady stream of fuel from food is always present. When we fast, the body does not have its usual access to glucose, forcing the cells to resort to other means and materials to produce energy.