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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Poisonous substance: From greek word toxicon) produced within living cells, i.E bacteria, insects, fungi or plants. Antharx, botulinum, bee stings, snake bites, poison ivy ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
See below: A toxin is a poisonous substance produced within a living cell or organism. Toxins are distinguished from chemical agents by their method of producti ... Read More
Dr. Erik Borncamp
25 years experience Wound care
Agency: Poison is something that does harm to or will even kill you. It can be inorganic like arsenic, lead. -- a toxin is usually more biologic and is pro ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Many strategies: We all accumulate a large variety of environmental toxins & i advise everyone to periodically detox. A good mulivit. Supports detox, as can many herbs ... Read More
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
25 years experience Wound care
What toxins?: Many people use the vague term "toxins" to scare u and drive u to buy their product. While there are toxic byproducts of metabloism, urea, carbon dio ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
25 years experience Wound care
Complicated: There are many toxic heavy metals, plastics etc that can accumulate in your body but it is unclear if they affect you. Most are in insanely small amo ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Few: There is a theory in alternative practice that somehow the body is full of toxins that need to be eliminated. In fact the body is terrific at identif ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Let's talk...: You're almost a grown man and i admire your curiosity and pro-active approach. There are some real poisons, but whenever you hear the word "toxins", i ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
It depends: If the cigarettes are being ground up and placed in the food, it could contaminate it. Cigarettes being smoked could make the food less palatable due ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
Toxins: What is a toxin to you. The liver converts many toxic substances to fat or water soluble metabolites and you excrete them. Certain toxic metals can't ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: Probably on the moon.Of course, not really.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Nothing special: There is a small industry making big $$$$ from claiming that there are 'toxins' in the body that need cleansing. Your body has 24-7 mechanisms for ge ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ragui Sadek
25 years experience General Surgery
Poisonous substance : Poisonous substance produced within living cells or organisms;man-made substances created by artificial processes are thus excluded. The term was firs ... Read More
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