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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Arsenic: In material (milligram) quantities, arsenic is a poison and could kill you. Prepared as a homeopathic remedy, arsenic is both extremely dilute and ha ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience in Occupational Medicine
Many effects: The best place to go for information is the CDC: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/TF.asp?id=19&tid=3. Effects usually occur after long exposures.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Poison: Arsenic is a poison that causes disease of multiple systems, e.g., neuropathy, skin disease, heart disease, cancer etc. For a long list see this site. ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
32 years experience in Occupational Medicine
Arsenic kills cells: Arsenic interferes with cell metabolism causing cells to turn off and die. Depending on where those cells are and how many are affected determines wha ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
BAL: Yes, using chelation therapy and bal (dimercaprol). Make sure that you really have mercury poisoning by getting confirmation from your internist. For ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Confused: There are numerous items that contain mercury in its various forms that can cause a toxic exposure; they occur mostly in the workplace from industrial ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Absolutely Not: The mixtures in the several years is very different than older mixes. New mixes don't have any extra mercury like the old kinds. Also the real big p ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
K cyanide: Good question for wikipedia.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience in Pediatric Dentistry
Yes: A very small amount accidentally ingested should not be a problem. For ingestion of more then a very tiny amount you should get to a doctor or emergen ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience in Dentistry
Rare: There is no good scientific studies connecting mercury in amalgam (silver) fillings to poisoning or neurlogical disorders. Unless you have a allergy ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience in Pediatric Dentistry
All to some extent: Swordfish, tuna fish and other big game fish usually contain the most but due to the mercury we humans have dumped into be oceans (oxymetazoline) almo ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Humberto Quintana
43 years experience in Psychiatry
In Kids: Nicotine is known to be very addictive. It is largely found in tobacco plants. It can be acquired through smoking and chewing. It can also be obtained ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
None of the above : unless there is a history of exposure to & clinical symptoms of a specific toxicity, except for AAP-recommended lead screening. quackwatch.com/01Q ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience in Psychiatry
No, but that is the: Most common source. Other sources are brake fluids, acrylic paints, primer and even shoe polish. But because the antifreeze tastes sweet and the oth ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
It depends on where: It is dependent on where you live? Unless you are living in that area, it should not cause you any concern. So tell us more about yourself and why you ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience in Dentistry
Organophosphate : Pesticides or insecticides have no application in the dental field. Hope this helps.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Symptoms are dose : Related, so the outcome varies. Low chronic levels can cause headaches, cherry red fingertips, and perhaps irritability. Higher amounts can lead to ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Probably not in U.S.: Most pen ink in the U.S. Is called non-toxic, because it is well known that kids put pens in their mouths. However, to be safe, one should buy pens ma ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
There is chronic : ; acute mercury poisoning.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Debunked?: I believe the concerns about toxic mold have been debunked. We do, however, see cases of severe asthma with fungal sensitivity and fungi can contrib ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience in Neurology
Poor oxygen supply: Carbon dioxide causes its toxic effects by reducing the ability of the blood to carry oxygen. This lack of oxygen, if severe and prolonged, can lead t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohamed Elmongy
45 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Pesticides : Risk factors for AML tobacco use? Herbicides? Pesticides? – benzene exposure – xrt – topoisomerase ii inhibitors (e.g. Etoposide), alkylating a ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Unlikely: There is some evidence that certain fish carry an extra load of mercury and that mercury levels too high can be harmful . But the effect is subtle an ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
39 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Environ. Toxins: All new carpets emit 14 different types of solvents, of which, stryrene and xylene are two. These can be very toxic to environmentally ill patients a ... Read More
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