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What are the mostly deadly chemicals found in tobacco (tar, nicotine, carbon monoxide ) ?

What are the mostly deadly chemicals found in tobacco (tar, nicotine, carbon monoxide ) ?

Hundreds of Them: Tobacco contains hundreds (perhaps thousands) of toxic and dangerous chemicals. It's difficult to say which is most harmful, or if the combination of all of them is what causes cancer and other problems. There is absolutely no health benefit to tobacco use. There are only negative consequences. Tobacco is definitely a habit you can live without...Literally! ...Read more

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What is the effect of cadmium to the body if ingested ?

What is the effect of cadmium to the body if ingested ?

Cadmium ingestion: I ngestion of any significant amount of cadmium causes immidiate poisoning and damage to the liver and kidneys which can be fatal often from kidney failure. ...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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Why would cigarette companies put tar and carbon monoxide in cigarettes?

Why would cigarette companies put tar and carbon monoxide in cigarettes?

Tar unknown: Why tar is in cigarettes is strange. It does not have to be there and i understand there companies that make tar less cigarettes. As to the carbon monoxide it is a by product of all burning and this can not be helped as long as you are going to smoke. ...Read more

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How dangerous are nicotine free electronic cigarretes/vapers compounds?

How dangerous are nicotine free electronic cigarretes/vapers compounds?

Unclear: Certainly, on balance, it is likely that e-cigs are safer than smoking tobacco in whatever form (pipes, cigars, cigarettes), and without the nicotine there is no longer a substance which causes both the physical dependency and the cardiovascular problems. However, there is usually a vehicle in the e-cig such as propylene glycol, and the safety of this when smoked is unknown. Ditto for additives. ...Read more

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Asbestos solvent used for removal of asbestos toxic, good idea?

Asbestos solvent used for removal of asbestos toxic, good idea?

No solvent: There is no solvent for asbestos. It is a very stable and durable mineral. The only way to remove it is to physically collect and contain it. Asbestos itself is not toxic, but when it gets into the body the small fibers cause damage over time because the body can't get rid of them. ...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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Tobacco smoke depletes ozone?

Smoke and ozone.: More importantly, smoking depletes your health.

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Can you tell me how I could get screened for hodgkin's lymphoma?

Can you tell me how I could get screened for hodgkin's lymphoma?

Hx + Physical Exam: If you are worried about Hodgkin's Lymphoma, please share this concern with your physician. A detailed history and physical exam can rule it out. ...Read more

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What information do I have to bring along to do the preimplantation genetic screening?

What information do I have to bring along to do the preimplantation genetic screening?

Medical records: A complete medical history is important and useful...Bring all the information you have available to your doc/genetic counselor who can review the info and discuss with you about what you need/should do... Good luck... ...Read more

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Are dioxin poisoning and cocaine use related?

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Are dioxin poisoning and cocaine use related?

Dioxins: Are toxic products mainly coming from inceniration of wastes, affecting the immune system & hormones, causing cancer & infertility. Contamination during illicit substance use likely. ...Read more

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Can damage from smoking water-filtered shisha be related quantitatively to smoking other tobacco products, such as cigarettes?

Can damage from smoking water-filtered shisha be related quantitatively to smoking other tobacco products, such as cigarettes?

Let me explain: Just like regular tobacco, shisha contains nicotine. In fact, in a 60-minute hookah session, smokers are exposed to 100 to 200 times the volume of smoke inhaled from a single cigarette. If you to know more visit this site. http://www.health.umd.edu/sites/default/files/hookah%20brochure-%20final_0.pdf. ...Read more

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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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I smoked hash about 7 days ago and on my drug screen it comes out that I have failed on opium and meth. Is this normal? I have been drinking water for the past 3 days, and i even bought q-carbo herbal clean, i don't know if this works or not.

I smoked hash about 7 days ago and on my drug screen it comes out that I have failed on opium and meth.  Is this normal? I have been drinking water for the past 3 days, and i even bought q-carbo herbal clean, i don't know if this works or not.

Normal??????: If you are smoking hash while knowing you are having drug testing, then you are in more trouble than you know. Firstly, you don't know what stuff is cut with, and it may have been cut with opioids or amphetamines (i assume you mean methamphetamine and not methadone). None of the so-called detox products work, and neither does drinking lots of water. You need to get help for your drug problem. ...Read more

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