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A 40-year-old member asked:

what happens if you accidentally lick battery acid ?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Very bad effect: Battery acid poisoning; hydrogen sulfate poisoning; oil of vitriol poisoning; matting acid poisoning; vitriol brown oil poisoning sulfuric acid is a very strong chemical that is corrosive. Corrosive means it can cause severe burns and tissue damage when it comes into contact with the skin or mucous membranes.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Describe the features of an assault and battery injury.?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Many: This question suggests that you may be in danger. If you are please seek appropriate help immediately. Features: the health, age & size of the victim, the method & location of assault, the body location of the battery, the force inflicted on the body. The reason for the assault, the mental status of the attacker. Head/neck injuries are the most significant followed by chest and abdominal trauma.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What toxins do you get if you chew on a battery?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Batteries Toxins: Regular batteries contain mercury & cadmium. Car batteries contain lead & sulfuric acid.
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
(But car batteries are more difficult to swallow!). Newer batteries can also contain Lithium or Nickel(-hydride).
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A 31-year-old member asked:

Do battery toothbrushes work better than regular?

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Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 11 years experience
Depends: Any toothbrush that you use 3 times a day is the best toothbrush. Having said that, phillips sonicare power toothbrush is the best electric toothbrush on the market. The ultrasonic technology is amazing. I use one myself once a day and use my regular toothbrush the other two times.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is better to use: a manual or battery powered toothbrush?

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Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 11 years experience
Either: Any toothbrush that you will use consistently 3 times a day is the best toothbrush for you.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Can the inhilation of sulfuric acid gas be harmful?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Yes: This is a strong inorganic acid and could be corrosive if too much or too concentrated an amount is inhaled. Your eyes are an early warning for this and will get painful and tear filled with exposure. Next would be the lungs with spasms of coughing.

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