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Chemical Weapons Man Made Disasters
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
Apart from adolf hitler and radovan karadzic what other genocidal war criminals are into quackery?
Is live cell therapy a hoax promoted by naturopaths? How do living cells from an animal survive in a human body?
Crazy idea: Probably not live cells. However material derived from an animal allegedly containing live cells may contain live viruses and bacteria. Actual live cells from an animal will be quickly destroyed by your immune system. They cannot possibly survive unless you are immunosuppressed. The person promoting this idea should be reported to public health authorities and criminally prosecuted. ...Read more
Who knows?: There is no research supporting or refuting this product's effectiveness. There are testimonials on the web site, but but it's hard to know about their credibility. It is an expensive product. I suggest asking your own dermatologist about this, and seeing what s/he would recommend. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was the sars epidemic in 2003 "engineered" by the pharmaceutical industry a big hoax to for them to market their drugs?
In today's life human has wide threat of dangerous things like free radicals and other toxic elements in body, how to prevent or wash them out?
Free radicals are: Atoms or groups of atoms with an odd (unpaired) number of electrons and can be formed when oxygen interacts with certain molecules. Antioxidants (vitamins c and e, carotenoids, phytochemicals from plants) scavenge or neutralize free radicals. Fruits and vegetables are important sources of vitamin c and carotenoids. Whole grains and high quality vegetable oils are major sources of vitamin e. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biohair: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
Father works in heating and cooling industry on daily bassis he comes into contact with many toxic chemicals could he expose us to harmfull ammount to?
Depends which chemic: als that he is exposed to. He should shower and leave boots and soiled clothes in a plastic bag away from contact with bed linens, clean clothes using general decontamination procedures. If he wears protective clothing at work over his normal clothes, or in place of them, then this may not be needed. Depends on whether he's inhaling fumes or not. Urine samples can show how much he's absorbing. ...Read more
Is there anything to detoxify our respiratory systems after we burned plastic cutlery container on top of wood stove?
Fresh air: Burning plastic can emit fumes that are noxious to the respiratory system. Some plastics, such as polyethylene (saran wrap, etc.), when burned emit formaldehyde fumes. In most situations, plenty of fresh air is all that is needed. If one has significant symptoms (persistent cough, shortness of breath), then one should seek medical attention with their doctor. ...Read more
I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?
What available: Alternatives are to enlarge hole in chest wall to create an open pneumothorax and prevent tension from trapped air, or to create valve type mechanism with some type of tube and flutter valve or water submersion of tube to allow air out of chest cavity but not allow it back in through tube. ...Read more
Depends: In case of disaster, the patient records might be lost if they are on paper or stored on a computer server. Nowadays, more and more doctors offices have "cloud based" EMRs (electronic med records) so even if a clinic were to be destroyed, the records are safe. It's a good idea to keep your own set of "records" in case of disaster (meds, important medical information) that you can take with you. ...Read moreSee 15 more doctor answers
Yes: This has been known to happen when people are bullied to the point that they see no escape and begin having difficulty thinking about the consequences of their actions. If you are being bullied it is vital that you talk to someone you trust about what you are experiencing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: In fact, it is likely to have an anxiety provoking effect. If you feel the need to fake happiness, then you should see a psychologist and explore why happiness naturally eludes you. Happiness may be less important than meaning and purpose in life. Some say that happiness is getting and meaning and purpose is giving. Don't chase happiness but do look for satisfaction in life. ...Read more
Phobia leads someone to believe that among our ancestors, those who feared animals, darkeness, and heights would likely live long enough to reproduce?
Irrational fear: A phobia is an irrational fear--we know what we fear is probably not dangerous. Behavioral psychologists view them as learned and treatment is to desensitize or unlearn them. An atavistic trait is something we inherit that can keep us from danger but is not necessary in today's world. This could be a fear of bugs, snakes, heights, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
12hrs of ruminating & dysfunctional 24hr post Crisis in marriage triggered by external stressors; work, environment, inlaws, chores. Have I snapped?
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Does living near super market affect health due to its industrial refrigeration used and gases released?
refrigeration: I am unaware of evidence to suggest any environmental contamination from refrigeration as you suggest. The coolants are generally not released in the environment and i've not seen reports of problems in workers in these environments. ...Read more