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fire

(fīr),
1. One of the five elements balanced by acupuncture treatments according to acupuncture theory (the others are water, metal, earth, and wood).
2. In dentistry, the fusing of water and a powder containing kaolin, feldspar, and other substances to produce porcelain used in restorations and artificial teeth.

fire

pyrophobia.

fire

Public health A conflagration. See Residential fire, Superfire.

fire

(fīr)
1. In dentistry, the fusing of water and a powder containing kaolin, feldspar, and other substances to produce porcelain used in restorations and artificial teeth.
2. One of five elements balanced by acupuncture treatments (the others are water, metal, earth, and wood).

Patient discussion about fire

Q. Does anyone have an issue with fire log? Every time my neighbors use fire log, I suffer. What can I do? I moved to the West Coast, and realized people burn a lot of fire logs here. I seem to have developed an allergy to it. Every winter, I suffer when neighbors use fire logs. I can not go around the whole neighborhood asking them not to use it. I am wondering if there's any patient advocacy to prohibit the usage of fire logs? I am sure there must be a lot of asthma patients who have the same problem with mine? If we regulate smoking, why can't we regulate fire logs?

A. I found some info like this.

http://burningissues.org/car-www/index.html

I wish there's a regulation. If the healthcare cost is an issue for the government, they can reduce emergency visits due to asthma, by regulating fire logs.

Q. How do you tell the difference between chemical burns, and burns from fire? Please don't spare on gross words i would like to know everything there is to burns.

A. Here is a ton of info on both-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemical_burn
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burn_%28injury%29

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According to the report, a loud explosion was heard after the fire-crackers caught fire, killing eight people instantly.
From the ground view, nobody could make out that they were bursting fire-crackers. But from a height, it was clearly visible that they were trying to fool the media.
On the eve of Diwali, BreatheFree, a public service initiative by Cipla brought together asthmatic kids in the city to appeal to the masses to celebrate Diwali with Diyas instead of burning fire-crackers this year.
Some people on the spot said that the tents caught fire during the process of cooking food in one of them while some others claimed that children playing with fire-crackers caused the fire.
Moscow police spokesman Kirill Mazurin said: ``Up to 400 Russian fans started throwing fire-crackers at a group of foreigners.