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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 dont know: I wouldnt eat it. Might check with your local health department to see if sand is toxic. Also might want to see a doctor and discuss your habit. In some cases, it is possible you may have nutritional deficiency that may be creating this unusual food interest. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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?
This: should pass through your systemGet a more detailed answer ›
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.
So I was told that a one time exposure to silica does not cause silicosis as opposed to repeated exposure. Why is that? Domacrophages tolerate smaller
Silicosis develops: from chronic and repeated exposure, usually needing years. Biologically, the lungs are saturated with silica dust and the macrophages are overwhelmed in their role to clear the silica. Thus, toxicity and damage result. Respirators are required by OSHA. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 ›
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