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Is SM-102 a safe ingredient in the Moderna vaccine, despite these safety warnings?

The MSDS linked to is for a product sold as a solution of 10% SM-102 in 90% chloroform. It's listed as "SM-102" because that's the interesting/useful thing that the company is selling. It's ...
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Did 79% of pregnancies in an early COVID-19 vaccine study result in loss?

No, please refer to the rest of the sentence: Among 3958 participants enrolled in the v-safe pregnancy registry, 827 had a completed pregnancy, of which 115 (13.9%) were pregnancy losses and 712 (86....
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Is AstraZeneca having better safety record than Pfizer or Moderna?

It's impossible to say based on the available data. The adverse-event reports merely show correlation, not causation. One common confounding factor is the population receiving the vaccine: the Pfizer ...
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Touching Concrete while pouring by hands

The most likely explanation for trouble with the hands coming into contact with fresh concrete is found in the ingredients of concrete or cement and the chemical reactions they possibly cause. These ...
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Can the milk of a breastfeeding mother taking Ibuprofen make a baby sleepy?

As a general rule of thumb this concern for safe lactating (breast feeding) is of course entirely legitimate: Nonpharmacological approaches are always first-line treatment, and should also be used to ...
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Help me understand these descriptions of coal tar

Currently, there seems to be insufficient evidence for the carcinogenicity of coal tar for dermatological use and some evidence that coal-tar pitch fumes may increase the risk of lung cancer. Coal tar ...
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How much caffeine intake a day is still safe for health?

I have found an article published in November 2017 that states: "Evidence supported consumption of ≤400 mg/day in adults is not associated with overt, adverse effects." Link to the article: https://...
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Sport in the time of pandemics - what is the risk

The long and short of it is that the novel coronavirus can be experimentally aerosolized where it can persist in the air for several hours but a number of studies have failed to detect virus in ...
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Adding an essential oil to WHO Handrub Formulation

The WHO formulae are tested formulations against micro-organisms. You don't mention whether you have hydrogen peroxide but that is added to kill microbial spores that have contaminated your anti-...
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Is AstraZeneca having better safety record than Pfizer or Moderna?

The Q is a bit apples to oranges, as the side-effect profiles are different. With the recombinant vaccines (AZ, J&J) the main concern was with clots and bleeding, but with the mRNA ones, ...
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Why is dehumidifier water not fit to drink?

The condensate from a dehumidifier is unlike a water distillation unit. In the dehumidifier ambient air is forced across refrigerated fins, causing the high humidity air to condense on the cold ...
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How do you know if an over the counter drug is safely processed and safe to use?

Just for a comment; I have a Q&A about the approval route for drugs, but according to FDA's website, drugs and OTCs have different approval routes. Therefore, the way you look for evidence about OTC ...
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How resistant to moist heat is SARS-CoV-2

Regardless of whether high-temperature steam kills SARS-CoV-2, a technical bulletin from 3M notes specifically that they do not recommend sterilizing N95 FFR masks using high temperature, autoclave, ...
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Why is it that psychoactive drugs tend to be dangerous?

the illicit drug supply chain has an incentive to make drugs addictive but safe, as a dead client is a bad client Theoretically yes, however, safety is a cost factor. Everything from packaging to ...
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Why is it that psychoactive drugs tend to be dangerous?

Question: Why is it that psychoactive ("feel good") drugs tend to be dangerous? The question implies that psychoactive drugs are 1) dangerous and that 2) the reason is in their low therapeutic ...
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Patient safety culture

A full college library should have what you need. They typically have most major research journals. Some large municipal libraries will too. Smaller libraries may have material on the subject, but ...
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