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What happens to the chemo residue in cremated or buried humans?

What happens to the chemo residue in cremated or buried humans?

Very small amounts: Chemotherapy is very rapidly metabolized in the body after being given. Some have half lifes measured in minutes and other in hours to days. That means most chemotherapy is completely metabolized to inactive products with in hrs to days after administration. Any residual amounts are so small that they would be destroyed by the heat in cremation and would slowly become inert under burial conditions. ...Read more

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What are high residue food?

What are high residue food?

Veges: Any food stuffs that contain large amounts of fiber. Fiber is plant sourced undigestable cellulosic solids, that adsorb water from the gut, thereby giving more "bulk" to stool. And function as a natural stool softener. We should all have an optimum number of grams everyday, but folks who already have large bulky stools might consider an alternative. ...Read more

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What residue is found in uncircumsized men?

What residue is found in uncircumsized men?

Smegma: Smegma is found under the foreskin in uncircumsized males and is composed of the desquamated skin cells of the foreskin, skin oils and moisture. It also occurs in females around tha clitoris and labia. It may become infected causing balanoposthitis. ...Read more

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Hello I washed a bed sheet in bleach and it didn't fully dry in the center. I woke up I found myself covered in wet residue from bleach is this bad?

Hello I washed a bed sheet in bleach and it didn't fully dry in the center. I woke up I found myself covered in wet residue from bleach is this bad?

No: Standard laundry bleach is sodium hypochlorite in water. And when you washed it in the washing machine it was diluted down even more with more water. That will not harm your skin but if you do not dry yourself off thoroughly you might bleach the colors of any clothes that you put on this AM and the towels that you use. Take a quick shower before you get dressed. ...Read more

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Friends sat off 8 bug bombs said it would be safe after house is aired out. Shows no concern about the residue left behind, but is it really safe?

Friends sat off 8 bug bombs  said it would be safe after house is aired out.  Shows no concern about the residue left behind,  but is it really safe?

Well : In general if you follow the instructions on pesticides they are generally safe. Any of them in large enough doses or exposure are harmful to humans. Generally follow the instructions on bug bombs and avoid frequent use that's the safest approach ...Read more

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Can residue from lithium cause cancer?

Can residue from lithium cause cancer?

Doubt it: Lithium is not a mutagen, or capable of damaging dna directly, like the things that genuinely cause cancer. A person with advanced renal disease due to lithium kidney toxicity would be at greater risk for kidney cancer. ...Read more

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Can I have almond paste on a low residue diet?

Can I have almond paste on a low residue diet?

Of course you can.: If you like "almond paste" there is no problem. What matters is the quantity of things you eat. I believe everything in moderation and common sense is reasonable.
Personally , i would prefer to actually eat almonds than "almond paste". ...Read more

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How long will toxic plastic residue stay around?

How long will toxic plastic residue stay around?

Not present!: Plastic surgery does not involve the use of any kind of toxic plastic, though we do use bone and tissue grafts, implants of various compositions that have been proven to be biocompatible and non-toxic, and of course your own tissues. The word "plastic" comes from the greek "plastikos" which means to move or mold, which is exactly what we plastic surgeons do with tissues. We restore and enhance! ...Read more

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Can a person on low residue diet b/c of diverticulitis eat watermelon?

Can a person on low residue diet b/c of diverticulitis eat watermelon?

Yes: Some current GI folks do not buy into the seeds restriction.
I general avoid most watermelon seeds - fun to spit at a tree!
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I just got a light from a guy and it appeared to be some type of cocaine residue on the lighter , will it get in my system?

I just got a light from a guy and it appeared to be some type of cocaine residue on the lighter , will it get in my system?

No issue: This should not be an issue, given the situation you described. However, one should be careful in any situation where inhalation could be effected. ...Read more

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No residue on the tissue after you've wiped & "pooped." Is this normal if this has lasted about 1 month? Should I be concerned?

No residue on the tissue after you've wiped & "pooped." Is this normal if this has lasted about 1 month? Should I be concerned?

Dont be: Having the perfect bowel movement was described by amy surgeon friend as only having to wipe once. Now if you don't have to wipe at all are you sure you are having a movement. If you did and miraculously didn't have to wipe or did wipe with no residue that is interesting. Im not too concerned but would like to see this in real life. ...Read more

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Does rubbing alcohol leave behind any residue after it evaporates? I ask this because i'm considering using it to sanitize certain utensils.

Does rubbing alcohol leave behind any residue after it evaporates? I ask this because i'm considering using it to sanitize certain utensils.

No: Check label. It should only contain isopropyl alcohol and water--both evaporate. If colored / scented / denatured (common with ethanol), then there is 'something' else present, which may or may not evaporate. ...Read more

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Recently read online that we need to wash dry spaghetti like veggies before cooking it as there will be some chemical residue in packing,is it true??

Recently read online that we need to wash dry spaghetti like veggies before cooking it as there will be some chemical residue in packing,is it true??

No: I was able to find the source of this urban legend. The outer surface of each strand of pasta has a little bit of starch on it that's not combined into the strand. This rubs off -- try it. People have seen this and thought it was a "dangerous chemical". Relax and enjoy your pasta. ...Read more

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What are some reasons a person would need low residue diet?

What are some reasons a person would need low residue diet?

A low residual diet: A low residual diet is usually prescribed to patients after they have an inflammatory process such as is ischemic colitis or diverticulitis. Once your GI condition is back to normal, you can advance your diet back to normal. ...Read more

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Black residue on new stainless steel pots dangerous to babies health?

Black residue on new stainless steel pots dangerous to babies health?

Black residue: The black residue is iron oxide and should not affect the baby's health ...Read more

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My vaginal suddenly very itchy and i saw some white residue...Pls advice.

My vaginal suddenly very itchy and i saw some white residue...Pls advice.

See Gynecologist: Sounds like you may have a vaginal infection and need exam and treatment. ...Read more

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I have diverticulitis and am currently on a low residue diet. Is milk a low residue drink?

I have diverticulitis and am currently on a low residue diet. Is milk a low residue drink?

Yes: If you temporarily are on a low fiber diet, the easiest way to follow that diet is no fruits, no vegetables, no whole grains! meat, fish, chicken and dairy are fine. You may have white rice and white bread. Only exceptions to fruit/veggies is mashed potatoes and non chunky apple sauce. Not a healthy diet in the long run but necessary in the short(4-6weeks) to allow the colon to heal and recover. ...Read more

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I shower daily and the next morning I have a white residue under the foreskin is that from dry skin?

I shower daily and the next morning I have a white residue under the foreskin is that from dry skin?

It is smegma: It is normal to shed a cell layer of skin on a daily basis, this is doubled under the foreskin because two skin surfaces are in contact. Think of it as dandruff of the penis, similar to dried skin between the toes, which stays there because the penile glans is not exposed and thus does not rub off. Don't fret it's normal. ...Read more

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My genitalia was hurting a bit. Then i spread it out & saw some white residue inside which i cleaned with a qtip, now it doesn't hurt.Need i worry?

My genitalia was hurting a bit. Then i spread it out & saw some white residue inside which i cleaned with a qtip, now it doesn't hurt.Need i worry?

Vaginitis: Painful vagina with discharge can result from an infection called vaginitis. There are multiple possible causes. If the pain and discharge recur, please see your physician for evaluation and treatment. Be well. ...Read more

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Is the black residue on new stainless steel pots dangerous for baby? i washed and boiled water in it and when i wipe with towel, residue still there

Is the black residue on new stainless steel pots dangerous for baby? i  washed and boiled water in it and when i wipe with towel, residue still there

No: While stainless steel is named stainless it's more stain resistant. Chemicals in water and/or food can stain the insides of stainless steel pots. And prolonged high heat can stain the outside of the pots. I wouldn't worry and you can try to remove the stains with some vinegar or lemon juice. Best of luck. ...Read more