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Will PTFE scratched off a Teflon non-stick pan accumulate in the body or pass through the digestive tract unaltered?

I believe to have seen conflicting information regarding the question of whether cooking with PTFE coated kitchenware can be unhealthy. For the purpose of this question, let's assume the pan is not ...
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What is the toxicity of titanium alloy body implants?

I'm looking for public studies to determine how toxic they are. It should be easy to test intelligence with and without implants. I have an intramedullary nail. When deciding whether to remove it, I'm ...
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what is the mechanism through which TLR 7 agonist causes autoimmune disease?

TLR 7 agonist has been linked with development of autoimmune disease, namely lupus like disease. The question is, why does it happen? I think a mechanism of why it happens would also reveal answers to ...
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Why did the toxicity recommendation for vitamin D changed the last 20 years?

I have recently noticed that some supplements contain a high number of vitamin D e.g.at least 50mcg (2000IU). That got me curious because references I have, written in early-mid 80s explicity state ...
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Best to replace amalgam filling with composite?

My question is whether it's best to replace amalgam fillings with newer, composite fillings. My concern is the constant, low-level of Hg leaching into the body. I understand that removing them will ...
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Are products used in dentistry tested for toxicity?

Drugs are systematically tested for toxicity according to strict standards nowdays. But are products and materials used in dentistry (varnishes, resins, metals, acrylic, cements, etc..) tested using ...
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Meaning of "early neurotoxicity" in description of methotrexate treatment effects - at an early age? or an early-stage neurotoxicity?

From a guideline: Due to the inhibitory effect of methotrexate on DHPR and the interaction with dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR), this treatment may lead to HPA and early neurotoxicity, possibly ...
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Can any substance directly damage our certain functions of brain? [closed]

As we know, that if our brain (thinking, memory, logics, etc.) functioning is damaged, there would be other symptoms associated with it. Let me clarify, EXAMPLE 1: suppose a person had COPD due to ...
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Activated charcoal administered rectally?

A colleague of mine, an experienced pharmacist, told me that there used to be a product of activated charcoal called Charcodote, which could have been used either orally or rectally. I doubted this, ...
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Why/how are some drugs nephrotoxic?

I want to know the (more or less) exact mechanism by which specific nephrotoxic medications damage the kidneys. For some drugs it seems relatively intuitive that they interfere with the function of ...
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Can tacrolimus creme cause tacrolimus toxicity?

Tacrolimus is a medication given to patients who underwent organ transplantation. Increased serum level of tacrolimus may cause overdose symptoms. Apparently the normal tacrolimus serum level is ...
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Do synthetic fabrics pose a health risk?

Background I've seen a large number of health blogs that describe polyester, rayon, acrylic, and nylon as harmful or toxic (usually due to chemicals used during the manufacturing process). Some ...
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Is Jicama root safe to eat every day?

Is 4-6oz of Jicama root safe to eat every day? According to the following website, Jicama root contains a fat-soluble organic toxin that is linked to the development of Parkinson's disease. It then ...
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Why can't one overdose on zinc by eating zinc-rich food such as oysters?

I've come across the following statement: Although some foods contain zinc well above the UL of 40 mg per day, no cases of zinc poisoning from naturally occurring zinc in food have been reported. ...
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How can I mitigate the risk of toxic compounds leeching from a water bottle?

Wikipedia says that: Research is ongoing as to whether plastic water bottles can leach hazardous chemicals into the water, especially when heated. And I know it's now fashionable for vendors to ...
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Elderberry seeds toxicity

I was almost ready to prepare elderberry jam, using the elderberry with its seed, but then I found some information about seed's toxicity. Do you know if the seed of ripe elderberries are toxic when ...
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Would using industrial carbon dioxide emissions to grow plants or algae pose a threat to public health? [closed]

An idea that has been passed around lately as a way of hitting two major birds with one stone — carbon dioxide pollution from industrial activities and food shortages — is diverting carbon dioxide ...
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Potential for sodium aluminosilicate to cause aluminium toxicity

Being an aluminium-based compound, is it conceivable that anticaking agent (554) could cause acute aluminium toxicity in excessive quantities? Apparently 0.3% of aluminium is absorbed by the GI tract ...
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How much of the following vitamins would result in a vitamin overdose?

I drink a shed load of the energy drink 'Monster Energy.' Each single 500 ml can contains: B2 3.5mg B3 43mg B6 4.0mg B12 13ug I drink around 4 of these within a 3 hour period every day. How ...
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What substances are absorbed through skin when pores are open through heat? [closed]

It can go directly in your bloodstream. Most substances are absorbed faster through skin than when ingested(from what I've read) I know apparently Chloride is effectively and quickly absorbed. "...
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Is modern toothpaste acually bad?

All around the www, they say: "modern toothpaste contains toxic/dangerous ingredients." But have manufacturers of modern toothpaste mastered this, and have they formulas in which these dangerous ...
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At what daily dose does daily aspirin use become dangerous for a long-term user?

Many people take 80-300mg a day of aspirin for cardiovascular reasons; while, from what I've seen online, arthritis patients take up to 3000mg a day (is this correct?). But what are the increased ...
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Is drinking 'radioactive carbon-14' safe?

How safe is drinking radioactive carbon-14 during urea breath test?
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Swallowed very little and porous plastic parts. Might it be dangerous?

I ate something with my headphones on, and after eating I noticed that the ear speaker lose their covering film. I noticed as after lunch I touched them and had little black particles of the cover in ...
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How much rice cakes is too much with regards to arsenic toxicity?

Lately there's talk of rice having arsenic and I do eat rice cakes every day and do not want to stop. I eat every day between 1-3 oz. Is that OK?
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Permanent damage from anti-inflammatory

The toxicity of anti-inflammatory drugs appears to be a well-estabilished issue, as outlined by papers such the one in https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2997980/. What organs may be ...
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Toxicity of Heated Honey

This link claims that above 42 degrees centigrade, the all-important ‘medicinal’ molecular structure of honey is changed irrevocably, making it indigestible and, in a sense, toxic. Is this true?
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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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Are arsenic levels in poultry a health concern?

(While eating some turkey) I recently found out that poultry farmers routinely use a powerful, arsenic-based antibiotic called "Roxarsone" to treat their livestock. Obviously, injecting arsenic into ...
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Toxicity of carbon tetrachloride exaggerated?

The Wikipedia article on carbon tetrachloride portrays it as a dangerous chemical that is a known carcinogen and "potent" hepatogen. I don't really understand this. In the old days carbon ...
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What are the symptoms of salt poisoning?

I used a large amount of salt yesterday. Now (after 19 hours) I'm feeling ill. Although I do not think it is my case, I am curious: What amount of salt is toxic? What are the symptoms of salt ...
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Toxicity of nicotine vs potassium cyanide

I've heard that nicotine (contained in tobacco) is even more toxic than potassium cyanide (KCN, often used for suicide, at least in movies...). I tried to research a bit, but could not find any ...
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What does it mean for a medication to be "hard for the liver" or "hard on the kidneys"?

We often hear that a medication is "hard for the liver" or "hard on the kidneys". What does that really mean? What about when a person takes vitamin pills? Is that also hard on the liver or kidneys?...
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How can one protect themselves from toxic substances released from fatty tissue during weight loss?

It is well-known that obesity is associated with many health risks and obese persons are advised to follow a healthy diet and increase physical activity to lose weight and improve their overall health....
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What are the health hazards of using laundry detergent to wash dishes?

I've used laundry detergent many times to wash my dish prior to eating. Sometimes I washed the mug with it as well. I was not very cautious about the fact that it was meant to clean only laundry and a ...
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Is colloidial silver harmful if the particles are small enough?

Personally, I'm convinced that colloidial silver is harmful and ineffective. My SO thinks otherwise and has been consuming it daily for the last couple of days and plans to continue this week (50 mcg/...
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Holding HD Platters above a fire - is it safe?

I already did this for a short <= 30s durations about 6 times to my old HD platters (the mirror-like CD/DVD disk) + immediatelly pouring cold water over it. After the fact I realized that it may ...
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Is dry urine sterile?

I'm male, and I've noticed that when I urinate, there's sometimes a small amount of splatter which hits my legs and pants. I try to avoid this, but it seems impossible to avoid entirely. Once dry, is ...
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Do Omega 3 in capsules contain PCB?

Because of the human body can't get enough Omega 3 from the food we eat - the industry companies started to make Omega 3 in capsules/liquid. It seemingly helps the Cell structure development progress,...
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Preemptive treatment for alcohol

It's commonly accepted that most treatments for enteral poisons aren't very useful for alcohol, because it is absorbed so rapidly. For example, by the time a hospital could administer activated ...
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Is BPA in can linings a health concern?

I've seen claims that canned food is bad for your health, because the linings often contain Bisphenol A (BPA). Is that true? Please back up your answers with reliable references.
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Are there any health risks with regular, long term use of anti-perspirant?

Is there any evidence that the chemicals used should be a cause for concern? Do any active ingredients enter the blood stream and is there any risk to damage to your pores?
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Is it safe to cook in Corelle/Vitrelle on 250 degrees celsius? [closed]

I have this habit where every morning I cook two fillets of tilapia for breakfast. I've been doing it every morning for over a year now. I do the cooking directly on the plate I'm eating on. I'll rub ...
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Does sweat expel toxins?

The internet is full of websites and people saying "sweating is a good way to expel toxins." An example is this website. What is the truth behind this claim? For the scope of this question, toxins ...
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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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Is hydrogen peroxide therapy (drinking it) safe?

I've found some sites which claim that drinking hydrogen peroxide is "very" healthy for detoxification of the body. But these sites lack credible references. As far as I remember from secondary ...
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Can toxins accumulate in the liver?

There are many articles and products that claim that toxins (pollutants from the environment, chemicals from pesticides, heavy metals from drinking water, etc.) can accumulate in the liver and cause ...
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Which waste residues accumulate into the liver? How to get rid of them? [closed]

The liver acts as a filter that cleans our blood, but some substances (chemical pollutants in the environment, in the food, heavy metals, etc.) can accumulate and cause several diseases. One example ...
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Should I be worried about glyphosate exposure?

There has been a lot of discussion in the media lately about glyphosate (Roundup) and what some see as a huge risk of exposure to a possibly carcinogenic chemical. Some examples: The Real Reason ...
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Why is it recommended to not expose plastic water bottles to sunlight?

Is there any substance that is released when the sun or some other heat source heats a plastic bottle (e.g. PET)? Are these substances dangerous to human health? A note about materials: I don't know ...
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