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What are causes of carbon monoxide poisoning?

What are causes of carbon monoxide poisoning?

Exposure to gases: From incomplete combustion. Burning of carbon almost always produces some carbon monoxide in addition to carbon dioxide. Human exposure results form tobacco smoking, automobile exhaust, including any machine using gasoline or diesel. Malfunctioning furnaces and indoor kerosene/coal/wood heaters are a common cause of lethal carbon monoxide poisoning. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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What chemical causes hangovers?

What chemical causes hangovers?

Not one chemical: There is tremendous debate on the causative agent of alcohol. Most people think that it is a combination of factors, including the production of acetaldehyde (a metabolite of alcohol), congeners in different drinks (more hangovers with red than white wine, more with whiskey than with vodka/gin, and probably hereditary or acquired personal differences - severe in some, mild or absent in others. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chemical poisoning caused by cleaning products?

What are the symptoms of chemical poisoning caused by cleaning products?

Chemical specific: Symptoms would generally occur at the time of exposure and would be directly related to the specific chemical - for example ammonia and chlorine are both direct irritants to the respiratory tract. Acids and alkalis are directly irritating to any skin, etc. ...Read more

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What are the causes of food poisoning?

What are the causes of food poisoning?

Poor hand hygiene: The biggest offender is poor hand hygiene. Other major ones: 2. Violating regulations in the safe handling and storage of food 3. Food handlers allowed to work while having a contagious illness 4. Breakdown in following regulations in the production and distribution of food products this results in the production of toxins or overgrowth of microbes that makes you sick. ...Read more

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Is food poisoning the leading cause of hepatitis a?

Is food poisoning the leading cause of hepatitis a?

Hepatits A: Hepatitis a is an infection caused by hep a virus thta is trnasmited through unsafe handwashing of an infected person. It is transmitted by the feco-oral route. Food poisoning can be caused by viruses and bacteria and can be from their toxins or the bacteria itself. Hep a can cause vomitng and fever just like any food poisoning but as htey say all that glitters is not gold. ...Read more

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Is food poisoning the leading cause of gastroenteritis?

Is food poisoning the leading cause of gastroenteritis?

No: A large collection of viruses called enteroviruses target the intestinal tract & are the most common cause of gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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What are the different effects of lead poisoning?

What are the different effects of lead poisoning?

Multiple: The three major systems affected by lead are - the brain, gastrointestinal and hemopoesis (bone marrow and peripheral blood). Bones is another body tissue that can be affected. Brain damage will be manifested with mental retardation of different degree. Gastrointestinal - constipation, if acutely poisoned, vomiting, pain. Blood - anemia. ...Read more

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What are some of the acute and chronic effects of toluene exposure?

What are some of the acute and chronic effects of toluene exposure?

There are many.: Low to moderate levels can cause fatigue, confusion, weakness, drunken-type actions, memory loss, nausea, loss of appetite, hearing and color vision loss. These symptoms usually go away when exposure is stopped. Inhaling high levels in a short time may cause light-headedness, nausea, or sleepiness. It can also cause unconsciousness, and even death. Repeated exposure can cause postural tremors. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of organophosphate poisoning?

What are the symptoms of organophosphate poisoning?

List of symptoms...: Muscle weakness, fatigue, muscle cramps, muscle twitching, and paralysis can be seen. Higher blood pressure, lower blood sugar, anxiety, headache, convulsions, and slowed breathing can happen. Visual changes, chest tightness, wheezing from bronchoconstriction, more bronchial secretions, increased salivation, lacrimation, sweating, vomiting, diarrhea, and urination can occur. ...Read more

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What are the main types of bacteria that cause food poisoning?

What are the main types of bacteria that cause food poisoning?

Many : Depending on the type of food and preparation, list is too long for here but will list the majors : staph aureas, bacillus cereus, salmonella, vibrio, e coli, campylobacter , listeria. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of arsenic poisoning?

What are the symptoms of arsenic poisoning?

Variable: The effects of arsenic depend on whether a person has a large short-term exposure or low level long-term exposure. It affects mainly the skin, liver, and kidney; but there can be neurological signs too. Here's one of the better websites to go to for information: http://www.Atsdr.Cdc.Gov/phs/phs.Asp?Id=18;tid=3. A doctor that practices environmental medicine or a toxicologist can help you. ...Read more

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What causes carbon monoxide poisoning to cause vomiting?

What causes carbon monoxide poisoning to cause vomiting?

Lack of oxygen: It is the lack of usuable oxygen to your tissues. The hemoglobin in your red blood cells bind the carbon monoxide but it sticks so strongly that it cannot get unloaded in the tissues where it's needed. Your organs then go into anaerobic (without oxygen) metabolism and the waste product is lactic acid. This as well adds to the vomiting. ...Read more

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What are the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning?

Carbon monoxide: Headaches, fatigue, cognitive decline, altered state of consciousness, fatality. ...Read more

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What are the real symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning?

What are the real symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning?

Anoxia: Carbon monoxide if inhaled, fits into the oxygen carrying site on hemoglobin even better than oxygen. This means your body will be deprived of this critical element. It is as if a tourniquet were applied around your neck. You will appear bright red but since the redness is from the wrong chemical, your cells will die due to oxygen lack. This is an extreme emergency. ...Read more

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Which type of food causes light diarrhea?

Which type of food causes light diarrhea?

Depends on in : Individual sensitivity. Food with bacterial contamination or bacterial toxins will cause diarrhea on most people. Some people are sensitive to specific food, e.g., people with celiac disease are sensitive to food with wheat rye and barley. It would require taking a detailed person history and may be challenges with foods to sort out the issue. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning from a heater?

Follow link: Here are all symptoms and the description http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/carbon_monoxide_poisoning/page3_em.Htm. ...Read more

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What is the leading cause of deadly childhood poisoning?

What is the leading cause of deadly childhood poisoning?

Medications: The most common cause of childhood poisoning is swallowing drugs. 1 out of 180 two year-olds will visit the emergency room because of medication poisoning. How can we keep our kids safe? Lock up your medications. Keep poison control number 1-800-222-1222 near every phone and on your cell phone. Read the label on the medication bottle. Get rid of old medicine. ...Read more

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