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Chemical Weapons (Overview)

Chemical weapons are any weapon that releases chemicals into the air or water supply in order to cause illness or death.


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Who has chemical weapons.?

Who has chemical weapons.?

Assume many do: If any government or crackpot group were to use chemical weapons on their enemies today, the full wrath of all the civilized nations and most of the not-very-civilized nations would come down on them. A single kook could spray a bus with phosgene or a nut cult could kill a few dozen people in a city. These people are crazy but not stupid and realize that this would be self-defeating. ...Read more

Chemical Weapons (Overview)

Chemical weapons are any weapon that releases chemicals into the air or water supply in order to cause illness or death.


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Is insecticide chemical harmful?

Is insecticide chemical harmful?

Yes : Please don't play with or consume insecticides. If you have done so conttact poison control and/or go to an emergency department. ...Read more

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Do carpets emit toxic chemicals?

Do carpets emit toxic chemicals?

Environ. Toxins: All new carpets emit 14 different types of solvents, of which, stryrene and xylene are two. These can be very toxic to environmentally ill patients and babies. Never lie a baby on new carpet! ...Read more

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Why are radioactive chemical elements nasty?

Why are radioactive chemical elements nasty?

Damage DNA: These greatly increase the rate of mutations, which in turn are the actual cause of cancer. This is the major reason for avoiding exposure as much as possible. ...Read more

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Are chemical sunscreens hazardous during pregnancy?

Are chemical sunscreens hazardous during pregnancy?

Sunscreen: Sunscreen is recommended for use in pregnancy as the skin is even more prone to burning and injury due to the hormonal changes ...Read more

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Do chemical peels increase skin cancer?

Do chemical peels increase skin cancer?

No: There's no data to support that concern. If anything, they actually might help by taking off some early, superficial pre-cancerous lesions. ...Read more

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Are chemical lip peels dangerous?

Are chemical lip peels dangerous?

Lip peels: I hope you are with a very qualified deem or plastics doc. No idea why you are doing this so can't offer much advice. ...Read more

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Can the HIV virus have originated from human experiments with chemical weapons.?

Can the HIV virus have originated from human experiments with chemical weapons.?

No: Hiv is a virus and humans could not have created it with chemicals. It likely spread from primates to humans. ...Read more

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Can chemical peels damage the skin?

Can chemical peels damage the skin?

Yes: There are many kinds of chemical peels from mild to strong acids and alkali similar to toilet bowl cleaner. In inexperienced hands they can cause permanent scarring. Do you homework carefully before agreeing to a peel and never without a doctors supervision. ...Read more

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Is methanol in some kinds of household cleaning product, like medicine, solvents etc.?

Is methanol in some kinds of household cleaning product, like medicine, solvents etc.?

No: Methanol is a poison if ingested. The medical form used for human consumption is ethyl alcohol or ethanol. ...Read more

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Is chemical castration permanent?

Is chemical castration permanent?

No: The medications taken for chemical castration are effective only while you are talking the treatment. ...Read more

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Which plants absorb volatile organic compounds (vocs)?

Please be careful: Nature is full of her own volatile organic compounds, some of which are actually produced by plants -- even to communicate, or so we think. Some synthetic small molecules with low vaporizing temperatures are classed as pollutants in the VOC category. If you are persuaded that these are causing your ill-health, as some cultists say, you'll probably never feel well again. Plants won't clear them. ...Read more

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Chemical burn from overusing acne face wash? Any home remedies?

Chemical burn from overusing acne face wash? Any home remedies?

FACE WASH BURN: You have a fire on your face! how do you put out a fire? Water! warm (not hot or cold) compresses with plain warm water every 3 or 4 hours with a soft cloth. Apply for 3 or 4 minutes. At night, use buttpaste on the "burn." send me a thank you note. ...Read more

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How effective are chemical peels?

Based on need: Chemical peels are designed around the individual. Each treatment is tailored to preferences and needs such as short or no downtime, extent of results desired, and type of condition being treated. Stronger peels achieve more noticeable results more quickly but lead to a week or more of peeling. Mild peels are gentler but take longer to achieve dramatic results. Learn more at http://dermdocs.com/. ...Read more

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How to heal sensitive skin caused by cosmetic chemical burn (anti-acne products)?

How to heal sensitive skin caused by cosmetic chemical burn (anti-acne products)?

Some HC cream helps: Usually, when a person gets over-irritated skin or overly-dry skin after using acne medications, she can decrease or stop the acne medication (if they are over-the-counter, or if her doctor says that is ok to do), and then try some hydrocortisone cream (HC cream) on the irritated areas for a few days. Avoiding too much sun exposure on irritated skin is also helpful. ...Read more

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Do chemical peels work on freckles?

Do chemical peels work on freckles?

Yes: Chemical peels can significantly reduce if not remove freckles. The depth of the peel will determine the amount of freckle removal. The deeper, the more effective. ...Read more

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What chemical are responsible for our memory?

What chemical are responsible for our memory?

Very hard question.: Memory is a complex operation. There are many things that can affect it, not just chemicals. We also have great gaps in our current knowledge of how memory works. It seems that calcium, kinases, the neurotransmitter 5-HT, and other chemicals that are involved with all neurological functions. Here's a detailed discussion, halfway down page: http://neuroscience.uth.tmc.edu/s4/chapter07.html ...Read more

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How effective are chemical peels for lines, scars etc?

How effective are chemical peels for lines, scars etc?

Peel for lines &...: Chemical peels can be beneficial to improve the look of fine facial lines and soft wrinkling as well as mild acne scarring. A series of treatments are typically needed for best results. It is always best to meet with, and discuss your concerns, amount of correction you wish and how much downtime you are willing to tolerate, with your cosmetic surgeon. Best options for you can be outlined. ...Read more

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Do deoderants introduce harmful toxins into our body via absorption?

Do  deoderants introduce harmful toxins into our body via absorption?

No.: Hysterical e-mails to this effect have been circulating almost as long as e-mail has existed. The usual message is that harmful substances such as aluminum and parabens can be absorbed through the underarm skin. There is no credible evidence that any substance in deodorants or antiperspirants is absorbed in any amount significant enough to cause you harm. ...Read more

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Does russia possess some of the newest and deadliest biological weapons?

Does russia possess some of the newest and deadliest biological weapons?

Probably: The soviet union had a well paid biological weapons development department there is little reason to assume that the break up of the communist system meant the elimination of these programs. The current government is unlikely to publicize such efforts. ...Read more