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Drug molecules, even when stored safely inside a tablet\capsule, inside a closed container, upon a high shelf (hopefully), are still exposed to the environment, and are thus exposed to all of the chemical processes and reactions that go about all around us (to name just a few - oxidation, hydrolysis, isomerization, polymerization, and more). Depending on the ...


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Black tea can last almost forever. Health related detriments are potentially present already in fresh leaves. Risks added by storing tea for too long are first and foremost: taste deterioration. This is especially true if it was stored improperly, that is with spices and other material that emits odours that are then captured by the tea. That is of course ...


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Beside Don_S's very detailed answer I want to point out a few other things: At least in my country, drugs are not only synthetic chemical drugs. Drugs can also be biological or contain other non synthetic chemical substances. Examples are: Early versions of what is now known as "Aspirin" was gained from the plant Meadowsweet. Some preventive antivirus drugs ...


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No one can be entirely certain, but most studies point in the direction of "yes", for instance The testing, conducted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), ultimately covered more than 100 drugs, prescription and over-the-counter. The results showed that about 90% of them were safe and effective as far as 15 years past their original ...


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Water stored in jugs that are never opened could contain a dozen lethal diseases and as long as you left the jugs tightly closed they would be harmless. The danger comes when water containing Legionnaires bacteria is aerosolized, such as in a shower. So just leave the jugs closed and you can leave that water in there for years. If you really want to be ...


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I would go with the expiration on the package. If the package says that it can only last till June 2015 or other date, I wouldn't try go very far past that. Also, make sure the package is intact and make sure it looks and smells edible. Probiotics can last 18 months Unrefrigerated, Complete Probiotics have an 18 months shelf life. Probiotics, shelf ...


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Fill them with water. If they leak, they're bad. Just keep in mind they're not meant to withstand pressure, so don't fill them to bursting. Use just enough water to show if there are any leaks.


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echoing what Fizz has stated. The shelf-life of medications depends on several competing factors. However, be advised that nutritional supplements are not approved by the FDA, so the aforementioned study does not apply to that class of pharmaceuticals FDA approval of Dietary Supplements https://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/Transparency/Basics/ucm194344.htm Drug ...


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