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A 16-year-old male asked:

Is it safe to take activated charcoal everyday?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Possibly not: What is the purpose of taking it daily? If it is for bloating, you need to see your doctor to find out the cause. Although not been studied, I am cautious about taking charcoal regularly since I am uncertain on its potential cancer-causing effect. At any rate, it is better to find out the cause than to mask the symptoms.
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