Questions tagged [poison]

A substance that is capable of causing the illness or death of a living organism when introduced or absorbed is considered a poison. This differs slightly from a venom as it is a broader subject and can cover things that can potentially harm, such as alcohol.

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When leaded gasoline was prevalent why did more people not show acute lead poisoning?

My understanding is that, for example, there are places where the surface soil was 5% lead (like on the sides of busy roads) so the amount of lead was significant. So why did children in particular ...
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How dangerous is it to microwave melamine? [closed]

I've just eaten a meal off a melamine plate without knowing it. The food started frozen, so the plate went in the microwave several times in 30-second intervals. I see plenty of sources saying "don't ...
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What are the indications for ethanol?

I am preparing a paper on an unrelated topic, but a point I am arguing is contingent upon knowing what the clinical indications are for alcohol. Now, I am going to preempt the confusion by simply ...
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What are “sunset additives”?

In relation to stories such as this one, with the (probably sensationalized?) headline of "Nigerians boycott Coca-Cola drinks after court rules them 'poisonous'": Consumers of Sprite and Fanta have ...
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Is it harmful to write on yourself with pen ink?

If so, what are the chemicals present that make it toxic? I imagine it depends on the pen. Specifically, I'm asking about bic pens and sharpies, but I'm curious in general.
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Can a person survive alcohol poisoning without medical treatment?

I have a friend who swears he drank to the point of alcohol poisoning, and felt like he was dying, but used sheer willpower to combat it. He was about to contact 911/emergency services, but did not ...
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Is hemotoxic snake venom safe to ingest? [closed]

I have heard that snake venom is safe to ingest. Normally when I hear about this it is about hemotoxic venoms such as that of a rattlesnake. The argument towards snake venom being safe to ingest is ...
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Recurrent head aches, posible cause some poisoning, any recommendation? [closed]

I've been suffering of head aches for a while, each time the pain stars in the neck and rises to the top of my head manifesting it self as a nagging pain accompanied with pulsating sensation at the ...
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Does iron poisoning stay in your body?

Two years back a good friend of mine got in an accident where a nail got stuck in her waist. It was removed from her body, but after two weeks she got iron poisoning and fell into a coma for a week. ...
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My friend accidentally drank camphor water and also swallowed a piece of camphor [closed]

A friend of mine drank camphor water today he also swallowed a small piece of camphor. I searched for the side effects in google it is said that after taking directly by mouth in 5 to 90 minutes ...
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Do the broken mercury thermometer causes any health problem or poisoning?

While using a mercury thermometer if it breaks and the mercury content in it is accidentally swallowed will it cause poisoning? and will it cause any long term effects or side effects on the body of ...