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Is hydrogen peroxide therapy (drinking it) safe?

Ingestion of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), especially very high strength H2O2, can be very dangerous and can cause some serious health risks and possibly even death. A United States Food and Drug ...
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Can toxins accumulate in the liver?

Detoxification is one of the primary functions of the liver. When you ingest something, if it is absorbed, it enters the portal vein which delivers the blood directly to the liver. There, the liver ...
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Is dry urine sterile?

Urine is not sterile, not while in the bladder and certainly not when it comes out. Contrary to dogma that urine is sterile in the absence of a clinical urinary tract infection (UTI); our research ...
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Can tacrolimus creme cause tacrolimus toxicity?

Yes, it is possible for topical Tacrolimus to cause systemic toxicity, in certain situations. Evidence from a case series This paper is a case report of two patients who were prescribed topical ...
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Do Omega 3 in capsules contain PCB?

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids i.e. the human body cannot synthesize them. They are absolutely essential for growth and maintenance of the body function and their deficiency can cause ...
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How can one protect themselves from toxic substances released from fatty tissue during weight loss?

Alas, you cannot protect yourself from these toxic substances once they are in your body. Further, as currently phrased this question is awfully broad. We have managed to produce a gigantic amount of ...
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Is colloidial silver harmful if the particles are small enough?

Colloidal silver isn't directly harmful in the sense that it won't cause the body to stop functioning properly. As far as health goes, silver has little effect inside the human body for good or for ...
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Is colloidial silver harmful if the particles are small enough?

Currently there are no studies that prove the effectiveness of colloidal silver as a health supplement, despite many claims to the contrary. The FDA brands it as "generally not recognized as safe", ...
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Does sweat expel toxins?

The generally accepted medical wisdom seems to be that sweat is an insignificant mechanism for toxin elimination. However, there have been studies that suggest that wisdom may not be entirely correct. ...
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Does iron poisoning stay in your body?

We can't diagnose your friend on the internet; only her doctors can do that. Guesses are good in game shows; in medicine, it helps to have more to base a diagnosis on. You are correct that acute iron ...
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Are arsenic levels in poultry a health concern?

Roxarsone has been banned by the FDA and in the EU, so if you live in either of them it's safe to assume that there was none of it in your turkey. Additionally, not all arsenic compounds are equally ...
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Is modern toothpaste acually bad?

No. As asked "modern toothpaste" is very good for you. "Good" defined here as: Modern toothpaste is designed to help you keep a happy smile into old age with your natural teeth. It should help to keep ...
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At what daily dose does daily aspirin use become dangerous for a long-term user?

Aspirin, just like all NDSAIDs, affects enzymes associated with pain transmission; they are COX-1 and COX-2 (cyclooxygenase-1 and 2). COX-1 helps protect the stomach and intestinal lining from the ...
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Activated charcoal administered rectally?

Yes, activated Charcoal (AC) can be given rectally. Although this is a veterinary journal, I doubt the principles are different and according to this article it's given in a liquid slurry, much like ...
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At what daily dose does daily aspirin use become dangerous for a long-term user?

Aspirin is a platelet inhibitor. As such it has a number of bleeding risks - including GI bleeding as described above. Risks also include increased bleeding risk from injury including cuts, bruising, ...
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Is BPA in can linings a health concern?

There are two sub-questions that must be addressed here. Is BPA used in can linings, and can it leach into food? This is definitely true. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (...
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Why is it recommended to not expose plastic water bottles to sunlight?

If talking about the container itself and the chemicals it might leave on the product being consumed then these fears are mostly related to the fact that BPA (bisphenol A) is present in poly-...
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Is hydrogen peroxide therapy (drinking it) safe?

According to Wikipedia this treatment is based on 2 claims: Cells produce hydrogen peroxide as an immune response/damaged tissue response. Pathogens can not survive in oxygen rich environment (...
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Can toxins accumulate in the liver?

No, these claims do not hold any validity. As you have said, the claims are vague, often saying that these "toxins" (not specified) are the cause of a catch-all list of symptoms. Unsurprisingly, they ...
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Toxicity of nicotine vs potassium cyanide

Most medical literature reports a similar level of toxicity between nicotine and cyanide - 50 mg for cyanide and 60 mg for nicotine as lethal doses. However, there is controversy over the true lethal ...
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What does it mean for a medication to be "hard for the liver" or "hard on the kidneys"?

"Hard on the liver or kidneys" means that the medication is making this organ work harder, damaging it or so potent that the medication is harder to rid from the body. Thinking about the liver: ...
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Toxicity of Heated Honey

Surprisingly: yes, heating honey can be of a certain concern. The article linked to above is based on ayurvedic principles which do not compare well in their reasoning with modern scientific thinking: ...
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Preemptive treatment for alcohol

So you are searching for hung-over drugs :). I don´t see any problems with that. I have many times wondered the same thing. If you search online one will find hundreds and thousands of journal ...
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At what daily dose does daily aspirin use become dangerous for a long-term user?

Commonly prescribed dose of aspirin for certain types of arthritis can be as high as 4 g/day (Drugs.com). For angina pectoris and heart attack prevention, even low doses (75-325 mg/day) can result in ...
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Is Jicama root safe to eat every day?

There seems to be no study that would mention an association between peeled jicama root consumption and Parkinson's disease or any intoxication in humans. Rotenone can be found in jicama seeds, stems ...
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Are products used in dentistry tested for toxicity?

In the US, medical devices including those used in dentistry both for diagnostic equipment and for things like cement, amalgams, etc are regulated by the FDA. Presumably in other countries the ...
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what is the mechanism through which TLR 7 agonist causes autoimmune disease?

There is a subtype of lupus called Drug induced lupus (DIL), as the name says certain drugs cause the signs and symptoms of lupus in susceptible individuals. The difference between DIL and normal ...
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Elderberry seeds toxicity

From your own link Although the ripe, cooked berries (pulp and skin) of most species of Sambucus are edible,[6][9][10] uncooked berries and other parts of plants from this genus are poisonous.[11] ...
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How much of the following vitamins would result in a vitamin overdose?

Perhaps to emphasize the definition of vitamins: The vitamins are a disparate group of compounds; they have little in common either chemically or in their metabolic functions. Nutritionally, ...
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How much rice cakes is too much with regards to arsenic toxicity?

Found the answer. According to consumer reports it's too much. Got to find a replacement :-( http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2015/01/how-much-arsenic-is-in-your-rice/index.htm
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