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When should i take charcoal?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
If poisoned: There are forms of charcoal that soak up small molecules such as some common organic poisons before they pass from the stomach and intestines into the blood. These are helpful. Charcoal pills are offered for sale. Put your hand over your wallet if you see these; i'm not aware of any reason to think they will do you any good.

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