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Doctor insights on: Is Lead Poisonous

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Is pencil lead poisonous if consumed?

Is pencil lead poisonous if consumed?

No: The graphite pencil which is also known as the lead pencil. The 'lead' is a misnomer in a sense leading to confusion with lead of lead poisoning. The content of the black writing portion of a lead pencil is a mixture of high-grade charcoal and clay. All the same, consumption of the pencil is not advised. ...Read more

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Why is lead poisoning considered so dangerous?

Why is lead poisoning considered so dangerous?

Plumbism: Lead is a toxin that has several effects. It can cause brain swelling, brain damage and retardation, damage to peripheral nerves, alterations in consciousness, disorders of attention and learning, at very high levels it can cause death. ...Read more

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Is it true that dichlorvos is dangerous / poisonous?

Is it true that dichlorvos is dangerous / poisonous?

Yes !!: Dichlorvos (2,2-dichlorovinyl dimethyl phosphate or DDVP) is a organophosphate insecticide which is very toxic. ...Read more

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Poison can cause angina? Is it possible that poison, in particular poisonous metals, can cause angina?

Poison can cause angina? Is it possible that poison, in particular poisonous metals, can cause angina?

Many : Many toxins can cause spasm of the coronary arteries resulting in angina, so it is possible. This is not a classic symptom of metal poisoning though. ...Read more

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What brain damage is caused by eating lead paint?

What brain damage is caused by eating lead paint?

Stunts development : Lead is toxic to brain cells, and can damage them (eg. Limit the ability of neurons to branch and form connections to other neurons) and even kill brain cells, as well as other cells in the body (eg the cells in bone marrow that produce blood cells). ...Read more

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Could handling lead and melting cause lead poisoning?

Could handling lead and melting cause lead poisoning?

Yes, work relTed lea: Occupational lead poisoning is the most common cause of lead poisoning in adults .the exposure to leads may come from handling lead batteries , lead based paint . Car radiators etc . Even people who live in very old houses which may still have lead based paint can cause lead poisoningd. ...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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Can consuming 102 mg of rat poison be fatal ?

Can consuming 102 mg of rat poison be fatal ?

Depends.: Depends specifically on the chemical in question. Many are very potent and some are combinations. ...Read more

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Is it true that hepatomegaly cause death?

Is it true that hepatomegaly cause death?

What's the cause?: A big liver is a feature of a huge number of different diseases, each capable of killing. Most familiar is the big liver of alcohol abuse, especially after a bender. Treatable causes of livers enlargement due to primary disease include the hepatitis family, drug allergy, wilson's, hemochromatosis, lack of exercise, and a few others. Find the cause and address it -- and good luck! ...Read more

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How much real risk of lead poisoning is there from drinking from lead crystal glass?

Miniscule: Pouring liquid into a 38% lead glass, and drinking from it over the next several minutes to hours is not going to affect you at all. Exposure risk is increased if you place slightly acidic materials in lead decanters or bottles: acids result in leaching out the lead from the container. Again -- this is a slow process over months -- not days. ...Read more

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Is nail polish safe to use? Any danger of lead poisoning or toxic substance?

Nail polish: I don't believe there is any problem with led. However, some nail polishes may contain formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl phthalate which are highly toxic. ...Read more

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Is inhaling mold fatal, particularly by causing cancer?

Is inhaling mold fatal, particularly by causing cancer?

Almost never: In particular, I do not believe that inhaling common mold is a serious cancer risk. If it were, we'd probably all be sick by now. The body clears these spores readily on the mucociliary elevator. Some people are allergic and this can be troublesome, but as a risk for death, don't worry yourself. ...Read more

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Can egg whites be used as an antidote of lead and mercury poisoning?

Can egg whites be used as an antidote of lead and mercury poisoning?

Egg white remedy: Not that i'm aware of. The best remedies for heavy metal poisoning are IV chelation therapy, oral chlorella and glutathione, and sweat therapy (sauna). Iv chelation is your best bet. ...Read more

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Is it true that Coumadin (warfarin) is rat poisoning and cause hair loss?

Is it true that Coumadin (warfarin) is rat poisoning and cause hair loss?

Sort of: Coumadin (warfarin) is an effective mood thinner and can be dangerous if taken in excess. Consequently, it makes an effective poison for rats. One of the known side effects is alopecia, or hair loss. Not necessarily expected for every patient, but it can happen. ...Read more

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Is it true that toothpaste containing 1000 bbm is dangerous ?

Is it true that toothpaste containing 1000 bbm is dangerous ?

No if used properly: Most toothpaste today contains between 1000 ppm & 1450 ppm fluoride, usually in the form of sodium Fluoride or sodium monofluorophosphate (mfp). Prescription strength Fluoride toothpaste generally contains 5, 000 ppm sodium Fluoride toothpaste.This type of toothpaste is used in the same manner as regular toothpaste. It is well established that sodium Fluoride is safe & effective to prevent cavities. ...Read more

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Could ingesting small amount of paint thinner be deadly or poisonous? What immediate actions should one take?

Could ingesting small amount of paint thinner be deadly or poisonous? What immediate actions should one take?

Possible ER: Even small amounts of paint thinners (hydrocarbons) can cause significant problems most commonly lung problems. Symptoms of pneumonia can occur 4 to 6 hours after ingestion. It is not recommending to induce vomiting as that increases the risk of lung problems. I do not know what a small quantity truly means. If it was essentially a drop or two you are probably safe. If it was more seek ER advice ...Read more

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Can soldering around lead cause lead poisoning?

No unless done often: Soldering is where solder is melted by a hot iron and allowed to cool, thus joining 2 pieces of metal, etc. If this is done rarely, like once in a while, it likely won't cause any side effects, even with lead, but if done often, it might cause lead poisoning as the process might cause some of the lead to be melted, if hot enough. Still, lead has a very high melting point, so it must be very hot. ...Read more