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The Dangers Risks Of Taking Silica
18 w pregnant. Hairbrush handle busted open. Made of silica/silicone gel. Scared it could be in my hair & get ingested at some point. Is it dangerous?
I realised that there was a bit of sand in my cooked vegetables for dinner just now. Just wondering if accidentally eating sand in food was dangerous?
There was quite a bit of sand in my food for dinner. Just wondering if accidentally eating sand was dangerous?
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I've had a sunburn through the summer & it's all patchy because of the sand and missing certain spots with sunscreen. Is this dangerous?
Normal Process: As injured skin heals, the body creates inflammation which means fresh blood goes to the area and with it, many kinds of healing factors and cells. One type is called melanocytes which carry our skin pigment melanin. A healing occurs, these cells may or may not return to the area and give it the brownish or lack of coloration you see. There might be some changes as the injury matures. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Is there any long term complications that develop from repeated exposure to ferro manganese (femn) or ferro silica (fesi)? I work in a steel foundry.
Silica: Silica is a mineral remedy from the 3rd row of the periodic table. It's sometimes needed in patients who have very low self-confidence, and who long to be seen in a special way by others. They may be very obstinate, yet extremely anxious about details. Silica can also help in certain kinds of pharyngitis, sinusitis, and abscesses. The "x" means a potency on the decimal scale, such as 12x. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
What would happen if someone was exposed to silica dust one time for a couple of minutes. Does it take just one silica particle to cause silicosis?
Dont worry: Nothing happens with small amount of silicon and with one time exposure. People who work for year with silica then develop this condition called silicosis. It is actually scarring of the lung and it has to be for a prolonged period of time(years) and to extensive areas in lung. Exposure this small will not even be noticeable. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Is regular dirt thats stirred up in the air harmful to inhale because there is silica in it or does it have to be grounded up for it to be harmful?
Clean air only: Particulate matter of any sort in the air can reach the lungs where our bodies must try to get rid of it. Why take a chance on a nosocomial disease? If you must ever be in the presence of particulate laden air (dust, smoke etc) you must wear a proper mask to filter out those impurities so that they don't get into your lungs where they can result in permanent damage. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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