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Is there metal in sunblock?

Is there metal in sunblock?

Titanium Dioxide: Titanium is one of the physical sun blocking agents found in certain sunscreens. I recommend the physical blocks (zinc and titanium) because they have a very good safety profile and work very effectively. If you are going to be in the sun - use a minimum of spf 15 - follow product directions. ...Read more

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It is in thigh sun exposure is not there. everything removed. is there any medicine required for?

It is in  thigh sun exposure is not there. everything removed. is there any medicine required for?

Sun exposure: can result in dangerous skin burns . If there is blistering and or peeling, many types of natural and prescription meds can be used. Be sure to stay hydrated with more water than normal. Best wishes! ...Read more

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With the exception of chemical sunblocks, is it true that virtually all sunblocks use micronized zinc oxide or micronized titanium dioxide nowadays?

With the exception of chemical sunblocks, is it true that virtually all  sunblocks use micronized zinc oxide or micronized titanium dioxide nowadays?

Yes: Sunblocks by definition contain a structure (metallic) which reflects the sunlight rather that absorb parts of the spectrum like sunscreens. They use micronized zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. ...Read more

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Is it bad to get sunblock which contains titanium dioxide in cuts?

Is it bad to get sunblock which contains titanium dioxide in cuts?

No: MINOR CUT IS SAFE YOU WOULD NOT WNAT TO GET ANY NONSTERILE PRODUCT INTO AN LARGE SCRAPE OR OPEN WOUND.IT YOU DO SIMPLY WASH IT OFF. SORRY FOR THE CAPS ...Read more

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With all that radiation leak in japan, is it safe to use skincare products which are made in japan?

With all that radiation leak in japan, is it safe to use skincare products which are made in japan?

Yes: Only a small amount of radiation was released to a small area, and the japanese are extremely efficient about cleaning up. There is normally a background radiation and this dwarfs by many orders of magnitude anything you might get from an import. ...Read more

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Looking to get ceramic braces. Is there any less noticeable version of ceramic braces?Is there a certain color or company that produces less noticable

Looking to get ceramic braces. Is there any less noticeable version of ceramic braces?Is there a certain color or company that produces less noticable

Diagnosis first: A brace just is a vehicle to attach the wire to the tooth. The most important step is to figure out what needs to be accomplished and why. You need to first feel comfortable with the plan that is in place for you. After this, your orthodontist can provide you with options that will achieve these movements. There are a number of braces types available, but the diagnosis is the critical part. ...Read more

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What is the avg minimum length of sun exposure to induce melanogenesis in a fair-skinned person assuming it is noon, no clouds, no sunscreen?

What is the avg minimum length of sun exposure to induce melanogenesis in a fair-skinned person assuming it is noon, no clouds, no sunscreen?

Minutes : It would take only minutes. You should know this is a risky endeavor, however! Putting such a person in direct noon time sun will also result quickly in a sunburn, which will increase cancer risk! Unfortunately you can't get the melanogenesis without the risk! What are the goals of this project? To induce a tan? Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is there a difference between sunblock and sunscreen?

Is there a difference between sunblock and sunscreen?

Nope: Sunscreens work via 2 possible ways: 1) chemical blocks that breakdown the uv rays as they pass through the skin and 2) physical blocks that prevent the uv rays from getting to the skin. I recommend the physical blocks (zinc and titanium) because they have a very good safety profile and work very effectively. If you are going to be in the sun - use a minimum of spf 15 - follow product directions. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between sunscreen and sunblock?

Different mechanisms: Sunscreen decreases the effects from uv b but not uv a which leads to photo aging like wrinkles. A sunblock will have zinc or titanium oxide crystals to "block" the sun. ...Read more

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How to tell whether there is nano zinc oxide of nano titanium dioxide is in a product? Is it mandatory to indicate that's it's nano on the ingredient?

Marketing hype: The marketers are trying to tell you they have a safer sunscreen probuct . But there is no oproof their product is any safer or less safe than any other lotion. If you are concerne about sunscreen, do no use any at all. Monitor your time in the direct sun so that you do not get burned.And you will be a lot healthier. ...Read more

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What is the active element in sunscreen?

Sunscreen: Sunscreens work via 2 possible ways: 1) chemical blocks that breakdown the uv rays as they pass through the skin and 2) physical blocks that prevent the uv rays from getting to the skin. I recommend the physical blocks (zinc and titanium) because they have a very good safety profile and work very effectively. If you are going to be in the sun - use a minimum of spf 15 - follow product directions. ...Read more

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Is 20% mequinol effective in lightening? Is it safe to use for large areas of skin?

Is 20% mequinol effective in lightening? Is it safe to use for large areas of skin?

Cosmetic dermatology: I suggest seeing a cosmetic dermatologists to determine what your treatment options are. ...Read more

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Is it safe to work in a very old building that may have asbestos substances in the framework, (walls, ceilings)?Risk of illness from air?Office work.

Generally Safe: If the structures with asbestos are not disturbed, there is very little risk of persons working in the building getting exposed to asbestos. Usually the asbestos containing pipes etc are covered with other materials and do not pose a risk. If you still have concern, you could ask your office to do sample of the air for asbestos. Your city health department and OSHA can help. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between cellulitis and metal implants?

Is there a correlation between cellulitis and metal implants?

No: Certainly anything foreign to your body can elicit a reaction such as inflammation or infection, and the implant can become infected and as infection spreads superficially you may see cellulitis, but otherwise no specific correlation. ...Read more

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Is there really any difference in the types of toothpastes?

Is there really any difference in  the types of toothpastes?

Some differences: While they all share some basic ingredients there are some major differences, but it's relative. Some are more abrasive so they can claim it "whitens" teeth. Some have fluoride. Some only have "natural ingredients" and some prescription toothpastes can help remineralize damaged enamel. Proper brushing is more important that which toothpaste you use. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have base metal crowns and gold in your mouth? I've heard of currents that are bad for health.

Is it safe to have base metal crowns and gold in your mouth? I've heard of currents that are bad for health.

Galvanic current: Galvanic current occurs in the presence of two or more dissimilar metals in an electrolyte or saltwater environment. In certain instances it can occur in your mouth with two dissimilar metal crowns. I have never heard that this would be detrimental you your health. You can avoid this by having restorations made of similar materials. ...Read more

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Is there a way to reduce the amount of mercury in fish?

Is there a way to reduce the amount of mercury in fish?

Can't remove mercury: Mercury increases throughout the food chain and is in largest concentrations in carnivorous fish. ('bioaccumulation') the mercury is in the flesh of the fish and cannot be removed through any process. It is best to avoid consumption of certain species known to have high levels of mercury. See http://water.Epa.Gov/scitech/swguidance/fishshellfish/outreach/advice_index.Cfm for more details. ...Read more

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