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Doctor insights on: Safe Chew Pencils Lead

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Are any pencils or art pencils made with lead nowadays?

Are any pencils or art pencils made with lead nowadays?

Not modern ones: Modern pencils do not contain lead as the "lead" of the pencil is actually a mix of finely ground graphite and clay powders. Pencil cores can also be made of charcoal. ...Read more

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Is food cooking on painted cookware (enamel) dangerous as toys with lead paint?

Is food cooking on painted cookware (enamel) dangerous as toys with lead paint?

Only if the enamel..: ...Is in itself toxic. Oaxacan pottery, from mexico, is a famous offender. ...Read more

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Is lead free paint harmful if swallowed wet ?

Is lead free paint harmful if swallowed wet ?

Swallowing paint: I am curious as to why you asked your question. I would advise that no paint should be swallowed. If you have small children then protecting them from fresh or drying paint is important. If they have been exposed and are not ill you may be lucky. If they are ill and this has occurred please get them to the pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can someone with braces chew sugar-free gum?

Can someone with braces chew sugar-free gum?

Gum is tough on brac: Gum of any kind is tough on braces. It also sticks to the braces and is hard to remove. Our main concern is breakage of braces while chewing gum. Broken braces extend treatment times, require more visits to repair and can compromise your final result. Lay off the gum during treatment, chew all you want when you are done. ...Read more

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Is is safe to chew cardamom pods to keep breath and teeth fresh? I wouldn't swallow them I'd spit them out after chewing.

Is is safe to chew cardamom pods to keep breath and teeth fresh? I wouldn't swallow them I'd spit them out after chewing.

Yes if Healthy: In moderation cardamom is safe to use if you are healthy. Brushing your teeth, gums and tongue with a clean unworn toothbrush and toothpaste after each meal and before bedtime will probably do more for your breath as well as keeping your mouth healthy. ...Read more

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Can street mdma lead to tooth rot?

Can street mdma lead to tooth rot?

Who knows: Street drugs are not controlled - who knows whats in them or what it can do. Tooth rot may be the least of the problems - mdma can cause rather significant and persisting depression and memory loss, and can be fatal. Sometimes tooth rot can be a sign that drugs or another medical condition is causing acid in your stomach - seek medical advice and sub abuse treatment. ...Read more

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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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Can wearing a pewter necklace lead to lead poisoning?

Not likely: Recently made pewter does not contain lead. Even old pewter is not likely to cause lead poisoning from limited contact with skin. ...Read more

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Can you use expired nicotine gum?

Can you use expired nicotine gum?

Yes: Most expiration dates are not all that accurate. It is not like a medicine is fine one day and the next day it suddenly goes bad. If it's just a few months past the expiration date it's probably perfectly fine. If it is way past it may not be quite as potent as it once was but it will not be dangerous. Try it and see. It will certainly be WAY safer than smoking cigarettes, which are deadly poison! ...Read more

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Chewing gum (Orbit Brand Containing speramint , aspartame), taken after meals can be good to avoid acid reflux?

Chewing gum (Orbit Brand Containing speramint , aspartame), taken after meals can be good to avoid  acid reflux?

Acid reflux: aspartame sweetener is not good for acid reflux. Peppermint capsules swallowed twice per day can help. Do not eat late, and avoid alcohol. If you are overweight then lose wt. and because acid reflux can happen at night, best to elevate the head of the bed six inches. Do not smoke. ...Read more

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Can clenching teeth too much lead to future loss of teeth?

Can clenching teeth too much lead to future loss of teeth?

Yes...: Excessive grinding can cause premature wear of the tooth structure and/or may cause periodontal breakdown of the bone support. Obviously excessive clenching can also cause vertical fracture rendering the affected teeth hopeless. ...Read more

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Will wearing earrings made with lead paint harm me?

Probably not but: U will b absorbing lead when wearing it but small amounts. Over time it will add up. Ur better off without the lead. Buy gold, pure silver or platinum. ...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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So multivitamins (hair skin nails) cause or contribute to mouth gums enlargement ?? Do they cause more harm than good??

So multivitamins (hair skin nails) cause or contribute to mouth gums enlargement ?? Do they cause more harm than good??

What's that?: Most of what you read online abut vitamins is subscience. If you are eating sensibly, there is little or no benefit but also littke risk. This one about them causing gum disease is a new one on me. I'd ignore it. ...Read more

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Why does chewing tobacco lead to nausea?

Why does chewing tobacco lead to nausea?

Nicotine: It directly affects the intestinal t ract as well as relevant receptors in the brain. ...Read more