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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.


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Public health A conflagration. See Residential fire, Superfire.
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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).
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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.

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-

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"The time I spend collecting firewood has been cut in half.
The family spent Sh85,000 on the project, and added 200 varieties of exotic and indigenous trees including fruit trees on one end of their farm for an added boost in environmental conservation after ditching firewood."I make sure that if I have de-wormed or vaccinate my cows, I dispose the cows' waste away from the system because the chemicals might kill or reduce the population of the micro-organisms that help make the gas and I will not get adequate gas," she explains.
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Salahuddin, another doctor, claimed the district government paid the contractor the required funds for charcoal and firewood, but he did not ensure supply this year.
There was a time when we would make our own firewood from the Sta.
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According to a local daily, she had accompanied her grandmother Lilian Kobilo, 75, to the forest 4km away from their home to fetch firewood.
To operate her business, Ms Rachata has obtained a trading license to collect and sell firewood from the Department of Forestry in Maun.
Ronualdo Layron, 32, and his brother Marjon, were gathering firewood in a forested area in Barangay Ayuti around 5:30 p.m.
In the last issue, you ran a comprehensive story called Firewood 101.
Rawalpindi -- The residents of different localities of Rawalpindi were facing sui-gas shortage as zero gas pressure in different localities of Rawalpindi forced people to go for alternative sources including firewood and coal to keep their kitchen running and warm themselves in chilly conditions