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Dr. Mary Swigar
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Rodenticides (Overview)

Rodenticides are chemical poisons used against rodents. Most all rodenticides are also harmful to humans if swallowed or absorbed through the skin in high enough quantities.


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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

Dr. Mary Swigar
17 doctors shared insights

Rodenticides (Overview)

Rodenticides are chemical poisons used against rodents. Most all rodenticides are also harmful to humans if swallowed or absorbed through the skin in high enough quantities.


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Ddt and other pesticides and herbicides?

Ddt and other pesticides and herbicides?

Some raise risk.: Phenoxy herbicides are often contaminated with dioxins like tcdd, which research suggests results in a small rise in cancer risk after exposure to these herbicides. Triazine exposure has been implicated in a likely relationship to increased risk of breast cancer, although it is unclear if it causes it. Exposure to herbicides, like paraquat and pesticides increases risk for parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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Which plants absorb volatile organic compounds (vocs)?

Please be careful: Nature is full of her own volatile organic compounds, some of which are actually produced by plants -- even to communicate, or so we think. Some synthetic small molecules with low vaporizing temperatures are classed as pollutants in the VOC category. If you are persuaded that these are causing your ill-health, as some cultists say, you'll probably never feel well again. Plants won't clear them. ...Read more

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Is freshly fertilized grass poisonous?

Is freshly fertilized grass poisonous?

No: Fertilization is done with nitrogen rich chemicals not strictly poisonous but obnoxious and potentially allergenic. Best not to play around until the fertilizer is absorbed by watering the lawn or until the next rainfall. ...Read more

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Slime mold dangerous or poisonous?

No known risk: Slime molds differ from the molds that grow on and behind walls and carpets. No known risk to humans or animals from slime molds. Reliable sources 1) general: https://www.cdc.gov/mold/faqs.htm 2) hurricane: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5508a1.htm ...Read more

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Is aml related to environmental toxins like farm pesticides, fertilizers?

Is aml related to environmental toxins like farm pesticides, fertilizers?

Pesticides : Risk factors for AML tobacco use? Herbicides? Pesticides? – benzene exposure – xrt – topoisomerase ii inhibitors (e.g. Etoposide), alkylating agents – mds – other cell proliferation disorders cml, polycythemia vera, primary thrombocytosis, pnh. ...Read more

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Is pine tar poisonous to ingest?

Is pine tar poisonous to ingest?

Yes: A very small amount accidentally ingested should not be a problem. For ingestion of more then a very tiny amount you should get to a doctor or emergency room asap. No one should ever ingest pine tar intentionally. ...Read more

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Which snakes are poisonous to humans?

None: Actually, no snakes are poisonous, but some are venomous. Poisons are ingested, venoms are injected or absorbed. As for venomous snakes, there are hundreds of species and the occur on every continent except antartica. ...Read more

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Are lice shampoos potentially hazardous?

Are lice shampoos potentially hazardous?

Yes & no: Used appropriately these are not a problem. However, most available products are basically bug spray in liquid form or various alcohol preparations. They work by poisoning the lice. Leaving the med on too long, applying too often, inhaling the fumes etc increase the toxicity to the patient. Please follow directions & confer with your pcp if questions arise. ...Read more

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Are roasted almonds carcinogenic?

Are roasted almonds carcinogenic?

Don't Roast: Almonds & other nuts, when roasted, are usually roasted in oil. Most often these oils are high in a fatty acid called linoleic acid (LA). LA favors inflammation. In a patient with cancer LA helps the cancer grow. LA is metabolized to omega-6 fatty acids which are far too high in the American public. Acrylamide and asparinine in roasted nuts is of concern re cancer production. Go raw. ...Read more

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How dangerous are pesticides in foods?

How dangerous are pesticides in foods?

No: Never eat foods with pesticides on the food. Always wash your food. Of course, I am talking about fruits and vegatables. ...Read more

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What is organophosphate pesticides dental?

What is organophosphate pesticides dental?

Rephrase question: Dicalcium phosphate and pyrophosphate can be found in some toothpastes, as abrasives and to inhibit mineralization of plaque, respectively. Please rephrase your question. Thanks. ...Read more

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Are gel based fumigation toxic?

Probably : It depends on what the chemical is and what you mean by toxic. If swallowed many fumigation chemicals are dangerous to people and animals. ...Read more

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Are new berber carpets bad for babies health/development due to volatile organic compounds, dust mites, etc?

Are new berber carpets bad for babies health/development due to volatile organic compounds, dust mites, etc?

In some cases yes...: It's wise for all of us to minimize exposure to voc's & it is wise to esp. Protect our babies. Voc's come not only from carpets but carpet pads & in many cases the glue used is the greatest source. Fortunately, low voc options for all of these exist. Carpets give off the most voc's in the first weeks after installation so minimizing exposure at that time is esp. Important.See http://bit.Ly/1c27z4f. ...Read more

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Are rodent allergies the same as guinea pig allergies?

Are rodent allergies the same as guinea pig allergies?

Yes: Guinea pigs are part of the rodent family and they can all produce similar symptoms. ...Read more

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Could herbal shisha vapour actually contain carcinogens?

Could herbal shisha vapour actually contain carcinogens?

Yes: Herbal sisha vapor usually contains carcinogens. See: http://www.tobaccofreeu.org/cms-assets/documents/120710-860548.hookah.pdf ...Read more

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What seafoods contain mercury?

What seafoods contain mercury?

Fish w very high: Potential mercury levels: shark, swordfish, marlin, king mackerel, big eye, ahi tuna, orange roughy & tilefish. Limit intake of yellow fin & white albacore tuna, spanish & gulf maceral, grouper, bluefish & chilean sea bass. For healthier mercury levels try: crabs, crawdaddies, haddock, flounder, salmon, shrimp, oysters, anchovies, herring, mullet, sole, clams & freshwater trout. ...Read more

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Is saccharine (sweet taste) in toothpaste carcinogenic?

Weigh out: You need to weigh out all the pros, cons, risks and benefits, because there are so many things that are carcinogenic. Talk to your dentist about the ingredients in your toothpaste before making a final decision. ...Read more

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