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Is it harmful to touch/inhale soaked/liquid printer ink? [closed]

I have been printing a lot of work last night, but I accidentally placed my printed stack of paper (5 pages back to back filled printer ink) on top of a shelf below my air conditioner, next to me and ...
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How likely is intracranial thrombophlebitis after nasal hair removal and is there an increased risk for inhaling harmful substances?

I've noticed that some barbers practice some nasal hair removal methods. One method they use involves applying a type of "warm wax" connected to a stick, in the nose, cooling it and when the wax is ...
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Risk level of formaldehyde inhalation

How do I estimate the risk level of inhaling a certain level of formaldehyde in the air? I looked up the EPA's assessment, and they list this summary report in their IRIS database. (By risk, do they ...
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Can one be infected with Naegleria fowleri from Steam?

Will Naegleria fowleri be present in the steam molecules. Many people inhale steam from hot water to get relief from sinus infections. I read that Naegleria fowleri gets killed over 70 C. So will ...
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Early signs of cocaine addiction

What are signs to look for to determine overuse or addiction to cocaine?
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Options after exposure to ABS fumes

Let's assume someone has an increased risk for leukemia, lymphoma, lung cancer, and maybe even brain cancer because of fumes from ABS material that they have inhaled. What can they do once they are ...
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Can you acquire an infection by inhaling bacteria and viruses?

I am not medical student so you may feel this is silly. But is this possible? Can you acquire an infection by inhaling bacteria and viruses?
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How can Cortisol be administered in gaseous form?

How can Cortisol be administered in gaseous form (inhalation)? What carrier gas would be adequate? CO, CO2, NO (Nitric Oxide)?
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Are cremated ashes medically harmful to the living?

Disneyland's Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean have become notorious public touristy locations to sprinkle/spread ashes of deceased loved ones, according many articles, including this one: ...
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Term for noisy non-vocal/non-"wheezy" breathing on inhalation

What is the medical term for abnormally noisy inhalation that contains no tonal noise, but rather is airy and "wet" (but no crackling or popping), originating in the upper respiratory tract -- similar ...
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Mosquito repellent using vaporized camphor - Health Issues

I live in a tropical region and have mosquito problems in the evening. We normally use the commercial mosquito repellent liquid vaporizers. But these are said to be toxic in long term usage. So I was ...
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Will running next to a highway cause me to inhale more particulates?

I'm wondering if running next to a highway will cause humans to inhale more particulate matter and harmful substances.
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What safety precautions should I take after spilling isopropyl alcohol?

My 16 year old son accidentally spilled about 200 ml of isopropyl alcohol over a large area on my carpet. The problem is it covers a large area and it smell very bad there. The room is about 100 sqft ....
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Standing up while deeply inhaling can cause a blood pressure fall?

Someone told me a few months ago of a technique to stop hiccups. When I followed the simple instructions given to me at that time it was extremely effective. Recently, I tried to reproduce the ...
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How does Affreza inhalable insulin affect lungs in patients without lung disease?

Affreza's website mentions side effects in patients with chronic lung disease. Given that insulin injections can cause lipohypertrophy, what is the risk of inhaling insulin in this regard?
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Are there studies of detriments to using deodorants?

Specifically, I'm looking at Old Spice and Axe sprays. The labels warn that users should not inhale the fragrance (ironic given its purpose), but what are the consequences of prolonged inhalation?
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