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What safety precautions should I take after spilling isopropyl alcohol?

About all you can do is ventilate the room and wait for it to evaporate, which shouldn't take long. It's hard to say exactly how long without knowing the type of carpet, ambient temperature, relative ...
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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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Do compounds absorbed through the skin bypass the liver?

It seems that your friend has confused first-pass metabolism with overall liver metabolism. Anything that goes into your digestive tract (including the medicines taken (per)orally) goes straight to ...
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Effects of microdosing alcohol on liver performance and the ability to metabolize toxins

What are effects of microdosing alcohol on the liver's ability to metabolize toxins? There seems to be no effect. Alcohol can induce the enzyme system CYP2E1 in the liver, which can speed up the ...
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Illnesses from indoor Mold growth: Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS)

"Chronic inflammatory response syndrome" (CIRS) is a new term for what was (and still is) known as sick building syndrome or building-related illness. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis seems to be a ...
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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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Best way to heavy metal detox

Unless you live on an area known for having deposits of heavy metals, or you suspect that you have been exposed (in which case you should go see a doctor), your kidneys should be able to take care of ...
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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 toxins being released when one sweats during sickness?

Usually flu's are accompanied by fevers, when your internal thermostat is effectively 'reset' by the virus and your body temperature increases. When you're recovering, your internal thermostat is now ...
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Is eating dirt good?

According to Dr. Sera Young of Cornell University, the most likely of the theories is that eating mud protects the body from pathogens, parasites, and plant toxins. It's suspected to be due to the ...
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Do compounds absorbed through the skin bypass the liver?

No. We'll go through two examples of why not. Dermal application of medicine. If the main goal of this is to get the medicine circulating in your blood for systemic applications, and the drug is ...
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