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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 Administration (FDA) announcement made in 20061 says that drinking high strength H2O2, specifically H2O2 of 35%, is extremely dangerous and can cause several serious ...


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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 metabolizes, "detoxifies", excretes, synthesizes, and stores. What needs to be stored The liver stores excess glucose in the form of glycogen, fat-soluable ...


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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 team and others have recently shown the existence of a urinary microbiota in individuals with and without lower urinary tract symptoms From "Bacteria isolated ...


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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 Tacrolimus (and other therapy) for post-transplant cutaneous graft versus host disease (GVHD). Their Tacrolimus trough levels (a way of measuring the blood level ...


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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 various problems. They are precursors for both inflammatory and anti-inflammatory molecules (prostaglandins, thromboxanes and leukotrienes) but you should not ...


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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 different harmful substances and covering them all in this answer is really not possible. Instead this answer tries to generalise about fat-soluble and long ...


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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 ill. Some studies do suggest that silver may interact negatively with other medication. I would recommend researching this further if you think it may be a ...


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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", and that any claims that it has medical effectiveness are "misbranded", and could potentially result in litigation. A couple of other quick sources (soft ...


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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. For example, Genuis et al. found that some toxic elements were preferentially excreted in sweat, including elements that were not found in blood serum. That ...


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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 toxicity (for example, from children eating iron-containing vitamins because they are candy-like) can result in coma. But to my knowledge (and I have seen and ...


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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 your teeth, and everything in your mouth, really, clean, fresh and healthy. This is the short answer. And that is a bit too simplistic, alas. The longer ...


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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 acids the stomach produces 1. Since NSAIDs inhibit the production of these enzymes, they also leave your stomach and intestinal lining somewhat unprotected from ...


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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 oral administration: Enemas also have been used to decrease the colonic bacterial numbers and substrates. The following types of enemas have been recommended: • ...


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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, or hitting your head and having a brain bleed. And actually, even without head trauma, an intracranial hemorrhage risk increases with the dose of aspirin. The ...


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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 toxic. Arsenate salts are the most toxic, whereas other ones like arsenobetaine (which is commonly found on fish) are completely inoccuous. In the case of ...


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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 (part of the NIH), for example, says that Polycarbonate plastics have many applications including use in some food and drink packaging, e.g., water and infant ...


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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-carbonate bottles and on the adverse effects this has on the brains and development on reproductive organs of mice. However, when compared and related to humans, the ...


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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 (recall H2O2 decomposes into H2O and O2) As you may notice the reasoning is rather flawed, even if we assume these two claims to be true. As it turns out though ...


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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 are usually associated with some sort of "detox" product or program. After all, the premise of "toxins accumulate" goes hand-in-hand with "therefore we need to ...


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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 dose for nicotine (but not for cyanide). An article by Dr. Mayer in Archives of Toxicology postulates that the true lethal dose for nicotine is 10 times higher ...


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"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: It helps clean your blood by getting rid of harmful chemicals that your body makes Liver Injury Caused by Drugs The pathophysiology of DILI varies ...


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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: First, Ayurveda claims that heating honey to 104°F/ 40°C or above causes a negative chemical change that causes it to become bitter. This makes it undesirable ...


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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 articles stating "the remedy for hang-over". Of course these "remedies" are based just on folklore. There is also some scientific literature on this topic. The most ...


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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 gastrointestinal bleeding (PubMed). According to one study (PubMed): Mini-dose aspirin...(75 mg/day), caused significant changes in renal function and ...


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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 and leaves and, according to some random sources in jicama root skin. Severe intoxication can occur after eating jicama seeds (PubMed, 2005). I haven't found ...


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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 equivalent regulatory agencies are involved. FDA device regulation is similar to that of drugs, and in some ways can be even more stringent due to the difficulty in ...


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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, they form a cohesive group of organic compounds that are required in the diet in small amounts (micrograms or milligrams per day) for the maintenance of ...


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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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NSAIDs can also cause stomach ulcers, which may be fatal if left untreated. You can actually bleed to death.References:for ulcers:NCBIWebMDfor death:NCBIWebMD


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Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) is very toxic. It can cause both serious acute and chronic effects. The severity of effects depends on several factors such as: dose length of exposure frequency of exposure exposure route other toxic substances present factors related to the exposed person (age, weight, physiological susceptibility) etc. CCl4 is toxic via all 3 ...


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