How to avoid the ‘wet foot, dry foot’ problem with wet foot, dust, and pollen
By Andrew Lantigua, USA Today WASHINGTON — A wet foot and dust-covered feet are a problem that is becoming more common as the world’s population grows, a new study finds.
The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, found that while the overall risk of developing the airborne diseases can be reduced by the use of handwashing and proper hygiene practices, some people will not be as protected as they should be.
In a previous study of adults over 50, they found that a wet foot had no detectable risk for the disease.
The new study compared that study to a broader study of people over age 50.
In that study, the researchers found that only one out of every seven people tested had a wet feet.
In the new study, they compared the risk of being diagnosed with WFTD to the risk for having a dry foot and respiratory illness, which is defined as having a fever, cough, shortness of breath or shortness or fullness of your breath.
“These are the things that cause people to have a dry feet and they’re the things we want to protect against,” said senior author Jennifer Sabin, a UW-Madison professor of epidemiology.
“This study adds to the body of evidence showing that people with WFTSD are at greater risk of other airborne illnesses.
So we need to make sure that people are using their washing and drying skills to protect their feet, and that they’re wearing the proper protective clothing.”
The researchers also found that the number of people with respiratory illnesses, particularly those that cause shortness and/or shortness-of- breath, was much higher in the study population with WFS than in those without WFS.
This is in part because people who have WFS are more likely to develop shortness in their lungs, which means their airways may not be able to properly dilate as easily as those without the disease, Sabin said.
The researchers did not have data on the prevalence of respiratory illnesses in WFS, and they did not find a link between WFS and other diseases.
The authors also did not assess the effects of WFS on people who do not develop WFTDs, such as those who have other conditions that increase their risk of respiratory illness.
In other words, while WFS can be a risk for people with other conditions, it is not a risk factor for everyone, Sabet said.
To protect against WFS in the future, the authors suggest that health departments should implement strict guidelines on handwashing, washing hands before eating, drinking and using contact lenses.
They also suggest that employers should require workers to wear protective clothing and that employers provide employees with handwashing services at their workplaces.
The Wisconsin Department of Health has launched an initiative to address the WFS issue.
In addition, the state Department of Agriculture has issued guidance for farmers who are using genetically modified plants.