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Doctor insights on: Is Titanium Dioxide Or Zinc Oxide Safe

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Are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide safe when ingested?

Are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide safe when ingested?

Not particularly: Zinc oxide is not very toxic when you mistakenly eat it. Most of the harmful effects come from breathing in the gas form of zinc oxide at industrial sites in the chemical industry. However, it is not particularly good for you either. Titanium dioxide is present in many foods, such as cottage cheese and ice cream, purely to make them look better, but in very small quantities. ...Read more

Zinc Oxide (Definition)

Zinc oxide is an inorganic compound with the formula zno. It usually appears as a white powder, nearly insoluble in water. The powder is widely used as an additive into numerous ...Read more


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Is it safe to use zinc oxide or titanium dioxide on infants?

Is it safe to use zinc oxide or titanium dioxide on infants?

Zinc oxide: There are two fda-approved mineral sunscreens: zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Zinc oxide is the only ingredient approved for use on babies and children, ... ...Read more

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Is titanium dioxide as good as zinc oxide?

Is titanium dioxide as good as zinc oxide?

Roughly equivalent: They are roughly equivalent as sunscreens but the preparation will have a lot to do with the effectiveness. ...Read more

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Are titanium dioxide and zinc oxide the safest sunblock?

Are titanium dioxide and zinc oxide the safest sunblock?

Least allergenic: These are generally the least allergenic sunblocks and are very effective uba/uvb blocks. ...Read more

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Is it safe to inhale bare escentuals mineral powder makeup with zinc oxide & titanium dioxide during application? No micronized or nanoparticles

Is it safe to inhale bare escentuals mineral powder makeup with zinc oxide & titanium dioxide during application? No micronized or nanoparticles

Chemical Exposures: There is no data that suggest inhalation of these powders represent a risk of disease. Please check with the doctor who can check with the manufacturer. ...Read more

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Is titanium dioxide as good as zinc oxide for sun screen?

Is titanium dioxide as good as zinc oxide for sun screen?

Yes.: Both are what is known as physical sunscreens -- they are opaque, and physically prevent ultraviolet light from getting to your skin, and damaging it. ...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?

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 zinc oxide bad for skin?

Is zinc oxide bad for skin?

No: It's a terrific sun block. It's the white stuff on a life guards nose. ...Read more

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Is azithromycin dihydrate ip equivalent to azithromycin anhydrous 500mg yellow oxide of iron, titanium dioxide ip(coloring) okay for human use?

Is azithromycin dihydrate ip equivalent to azithromycin anhydrous 500mg
yellow oxide of iron, titanium dioxide ip(coloring) okay for human use?

Be careful: I say if it's ok for human use it will be approved by the fda, come from a pharmacy, and you will need a physician to rx. Any other source be wary and careful. ...Read more

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Are zinc oxide and sunscreens safe for toddlers?

Are zinc oxide and sunscreens safe for toddlers?

Yes: Sunscreen is very important for your toddler. Every sunburn increases the risk of skin cancer later in life. Use at least spf 30 and reapply frequently. Hats and sunproof clothing are helpful also but the most important thing is to limit exposure. ...Read more

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Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) (zinc oxide) treat a PPD allergy?

Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) (zinc oxide) treat a PPD allergy?

No: Zinc oxide is a topical cream used for barrier protection ie. Diaper rash: desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) creates a barrier for the skin against contact with feces/urine to prevent irritation). A PPD allergy is a systemic reaction after being exposed to the injection your immune system develops a response that a topical cream like zinc oxide will not be useful ...Read more

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What's the difference between highly mocronize titanium dioxide and nano titanium dioxide?

That's 4 a physicist: Not really a medical question but could b answered by a physicist u may know of or do a google search. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between zinc oxide tablets and zinc gluconate?

Is there a difference between zinc oxide tablets and zinc gluconate?

Yes,but neither best: Zinc can be difficult to absorb. Zinc oxide is poorly absorbed and is probably best for topical use (as a sunscreen). Zinc gluconate is better absorbed and is commonly used in lozenges for treating colds. However, research shows that zinc picolinate is much better absorbed than zinc gluconate. Thus, i recommend supplementing with zinc picolinate. See www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/3630857. ...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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What is the use of zinc oxide during manufacturing calamine lotion?

What is the use of zinc oxide during manufacturing calamine lotion?

Sun block: Zinc oxide is a total sun block. It was commonly used by surfers and sports people before some of the current sun screens came along, and is still used in many. ...Read more

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