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Are metal partials found by airport metal detectors?

Are metal partials found by airport metal detectors?

Not likely: I have never heard of dental restorations triggering the alarms, but if you want to avoid the delay or any embarassment, consider putting your partials in a case in your carry-on. ...Read more

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Does steel plate in arm show up on an airport metal detector?

Does steel plate in arm show up on an airport metal detector?

Yes: You need to be hand screened -- and remember to tell them when you arrive. It will set them off -- and that will just delay you. You will be hand-screened or searched. The microwave technology does not do a good job determining what the metal plate or orthopedic device is, although it is getting better. ...Read more

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Can algae grow on a stainless steel/chrome hookah stem?

Can algae grow on a stainless steel/chrome hookah stem?

Yes: usually not algae, but various kinds of fungi can grow on any wet surface that stays chronically wet. ...Read more

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Which heavy metal tests for autism: lead, mercury, or arsenic?

Which heavy metal tests for autism: lead, mercury, or arsenic?

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/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/Tests/urine_toxic.html describes fraudulent "heavy metal toxicity" panels by proprietary labs. I've had to provide medical expert testimony in cases of State vs. Parents of kids with ASD who had seizures or died during chelation. ...Read more

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Mri(magnetic resonance imaging ) ok if stainless steel plate in arm?

Mri(magnetic resonance imaging ) ok if stainless steel plate in arm?

Yes, but..: A stainless steel plate for fracture repair will affect imaging of that specific area. Some people can have sensations when getting the exam but most don't. Effects may be more significant on the stronger 3t magnets but most people notice little to nothing. ...Read more

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Can 3 screws in my metacarpal set off metal detectors in airports?

Can 3 screws in my metacarpal set off metal detectors in airports?

Possibly: I would not think that 3 small screws in a metacarpal bone would set off metal detectors but they could with the advances in scanning technology at airports. If you have any documentation relating to the surgery you received that could be helpful. If not I am sure they would just use a wand scanner to focus on areas of concern and only your hand should trigger a positive response. ...Read more

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Does dental bonding contain toxic chemicals? How about metal filings

Does dental bonding contain toxic chemicals? How about metal filings

Depends: Depends on what you consider toxic and at what dose you receive the chemical. Bonded fillings contain bpa currently in a gray area on many fronts, metallic filings contain about 50% mercury. As a dentist I have 2 places to put these fillings your mouth or an epa registered hazardous waste dump. Which do you prefer? ...Read more

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Could amalgam in dental fillings cause mercury poisoning?

Could amalgam in dental fillings cause mercury poisoning?

NO!!!: For decades the top pure science medical and dental researchers have studied this issue and all have reached the same conclusion-silver mercury amalgam fillings are safe. Those who say otherwise have no real science to validate their findings. It is true mercury is a poison alone, but so is sodium or chloride, but mixed together they are salt. While no longer popular due to esthetic, it is safe! ...Read more

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Will my piercings set off the airport metal detectors.?

Possibly: Like any metal (buttons, zippers, necklaces) if there is enough mass to register on the machine, it is possible that your piercings will activate the alarm. Rather than deal with the delay and the potential embarrassment, consider removing them before the tsa experience. ...Read more

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Is my hookah poisoned with anthrax?

Is my hookah poisoned with anthrax?

Not likely: But using tobacco is a very bad idea. ...Read more

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Black residue on new stainless steel pots dangerous to babies health?

Black residue on new stainless steel pots dangerous to babies health?

Black residue: The black residue is iron oxide and should not affect the baby's health ...Read more

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Black toxic mold exposure, what to do?

Black toxic mold exposure, what to do?

Leave the area: First step in treating toxic mold exposure is to leave the affected environment if possible. Then you need to detox from the mycotoxins that make you toxic. If you would like more information please schedule a consult. ...Read more

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Can silicone show up on an airport metal detector?

Can silicone show up on an airport metal detector?

SafeForBreastImplant: If you mean a metal-detecting wand,no.If you mean the "x-ray"machine that looks at your bags,etc on a conveyor belt,probably,if ti's thick enough.If you mean the machine you walk through that rings if you left your belt on,no.But: bear in mind that stuff can be added to silicone that makes it easier to find on x-ray and could set off an alarm if enough of a metal(say,metal powder) were added to it ...Read more

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What metals does the meningococcal vaccine have?

What metals does the meningococcal vaccine have?

All but 1 have none: Mcv4-menactra, menveo, menhibrix, and single dose menomune-a/c/y/w-135 all have no metal ingredients. Only the multi dose vial of menomune-a/c/y/w-135 has thimerosal preservative--mercury is considered a metal. Also, unlike popular press, one cannot get meningitis from these vaccines--they only have killed partial particles. ...Read more

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Does pacemaker cause any problems with airport metal detectors?

Does pacemaker cause any problems with airport metal detectors?

Yes: You need to be hand screened -- and remember to tell them when you arrive. It will set them off -- and that will just delay you. You will be hand-screened or searched. The microwave technology does not do a good job determining what the pacemaker is, although it is getting better. ...Read more

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Scrubbed a stainless steel (made in china) letter opener to remove glue. Could i be exposed to lead? 34 weeks pregnant.

Scrubbed a stainless steel (made in china) letter opener to remove glue. Could i be exposed to lead? 34 weeks pregnant.

Unlikely: Stainless steel has no lead in it.The sources i worry about are the paints or decorations on some of the china origin products. ...Read more