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Doctor insights on: Diseases Caused By Rust

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Why does rust cause tetanus?

Why does rust cause tetanus?

Not the rust: It is not the rust, but bacteria that often live on rusty nails. It is the puncture wound that allows these bacteria to enter your body and grow in the relatively low oxygen environment of a puncture wound. ...Read more

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What causes the sputum from pneumonia to be a rust color?

What causes the sputum from pneumonia to be a rust color?

Altered red cells: Inflammation is usually associated with extravasation of red cells and altered red cells and hemoglobin impart rusty color to sputum. ...Read more

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Could daily exposure to rust cause tetanus or some other type of illness?

Could daily exposure to rust cause tetanus or some other type of illness?

Not tetanus: Tetanus is caused by bacteria that may live on rusty nails and is introduced by a puncture wound. Chronic exposure to rust dust can lead to inhalation and abnormal chest xray findings as well as exacerbate airway reactivity. ...Read more

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Is it possible for dental retainers to rust?

Is it possible for dental retainers to rust?

Have never seen it: Reputable orthodontic laboratories use chrome-cobalt stainless steel wires, which do not rust or corrode. When retainers not worn (and go looking for reasons to put them in, not excuses to take them out), put them into plain water or denture cleaner. ...Read more

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Can you be poisoned from rust?

Can you be poisoned from rust?

It would take a lo: Rest is iron oxide. A lot could give you iron toxicity, a small amount would not be harmful at all. ...Read more