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Doctor insights on: Titanium Dioxide Side Effects

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Is it bad if I eat titanium dioxide?

Is it bad if I eat titanium dioxide?

Depends.: Not sure what is meant. Small amounts of titanium dioxide can be found in various foods. However, if you are talking about eating titanium dioxide diaper rash products or sun skin care products out of the tube - that would be unhealthy. ...Read more

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Is it bad to get sunblock which contains titanium dioxide in cuts?

Is it bad to get sunblock which contains titanium dioxide in cuts?

No: MINOR CUT IS SAFE YOU WOULD NOT WNAT TO GET ANY NONSTERILE PRODUCT INTO AN LARGE SCRAPE OR OPEN WOUND.IT YOU DO SIMPLY WASH IT OFF. SORRY FOR THE CAPS ...Read more

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What's the difference between highly mocronize titanium dioxide and nano titanium dioxide?

That's 4 a physicist: Not really a medical question but could b answered by a physicist u may know of or do a google search. ...Read more

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Is the whole titanium dioxide in vitamin products causing health complications a hoax or something to actually look into when buying these products?

Is the whole titanium dioxide in vitamin products causing health complications a hoax or something to actually look into when buying these products?

No one knows!: Concerns about possible toxicity of titanium dioxide, a common (but unnecessary) additive in many supplements & medications, are not a hoax but may be over-exaggerated. Rats who breathe in large amounts of TD dust get more lung cancer but safety studies on humans ingesting it have not been done. The small amounts in supps may be safe but I try to avoid it. See http://tinyurl.com/nyp6unq ...Read more

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Are titanium dioxide and zinc oxide the safest sunblock?

Are titanium dioxide and zinc oxide the safest sunblock?

Least allergenic: These are generally the least allergenic sunblocks and are very effective uba/uvb blocks. ...Read more

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Is titanium dioxide as good as zinc oxide?

Is titanium dioxide as good as zinc oxide?

Roughly equivalent: They are roughly equivalent as sunscreens but the preparation will have a lot to do with the effectiveness. ...Read more

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Are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide safe when ingested?

Are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide safe when ingested?

Not particularly: Zinc oxide is not very toxic when you mistakenly eat it. Most of the harmful effects come from breathing in the gas form of zinc oxide at industrial sites in the chemical industry. However, it is not particularly good for you either. Titanium dioxide is present in many foods, such as cottage cheese and ice cream, purely to make them look better, but in very small quantities. ...Read more

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Are titanium dioxide and hydroquinone harmful ingredients when added together?

Are titanium dioxide and hydroquinone harmful ingredients when added together?

Rx of Sunspots: Hydroquinone is used to treat spots caused by the sun. Once you have treated the spots, you need to protect from further sun damage. Titanium dioxide is an excellent sunblock to protect from both UVB and UVA. It is more practical than most other sunblocks as you only have to replace it if you rub or wash it off, not hourly. Zinc oxide is even better. Look for 8% zinc oxide, not SPF. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to avobenzone and ecamsule and titanium dioxide breaks me out.Can you recommend me a good sunscreen that doesnt contain any of these?

I'm allergic to avobenzone and ecamsule and titanium dioxide breaks me out.Can you recommend me a good sunscreen that doesnt contain any of these?

Vanicream: The products that are produced by the company that makes Vanicream tend "not" to have any of the common skin sensitizing products. It is not the "only" product that has these properties. However, it is easily purchased and in general, very effective. They do have a titanium dioxide product that you should avoid. ...Read more

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How to tell whether there is nano zinc oxide of nano titanium dioxide is in a product? Is it mandatory to indicate that's it's nano on the ingredient?

Marketing hype: The marketers are trying to tell you they have a safer sunscreen probuct . But there is no oproof their product is any safer or less safe than any other lotion. If you are concerne about sunscreen, do no use any at all. Monitor your time in the direct sun so that you do not get burned.And you will be a lot healthier. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to a drug, not metabolize it, or w chemical used Titanium Dioxide is in question for severe allergic asthma. ?

Is it possible to be allergic to a drug, not metabolize it, or w chemical used 
Titanium Dioxide is in question for severe allergic asthma. ?

Highly unlikely: Titanium may potentially cause a systemic contact allergy but this is far from proven but I know of no known mechanism for it to cause severe asthma. I hope you are under the care a B/C allergist. If he cannot help you, consider consult at a specialty asthma center. If you have failed all medications, then need to reassess the diagnosis. Vocal cord dysfunction is just one such possibility. ...Read more

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With the exception of chemical sunblocks, is it true that virtually all sunblocks use micronized zinc oxide or micronized titanium dioxide nowadays?

Yes: Sunblocks by definition contain a structure (metallic) which reflects the sunlight rather that absorb parts of the spectrum like sunscreens. They use micronized zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. ...Read more

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Is it true that most drug store brands and not derm sold sun screens are not effective bc they don't hv titanium dioxide? Ie elta, that's what dm said

Is it true that most drug store brands and not derm sold sun screens are not effective bc they don't hv titanium dioxide? Ie elta, that's what dm said

That is not true: In the U.S., there are several ingredients commonly used in today's sunscreens. If the sunscreen protects against both UVA and UVB ultraviolet radiation from the sunlight, then it does work. One can get an idea of how well it works by looking at the SPF number (for example, SPF 8, SPF 15, SPF 30). However, a person may see little difference in effect among high SPF's, such as SPF 40 vs. SPF 60. ...Read more

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Is titanium dioxide as good as zinc oxide for sun screen?

Is titanium dioxide as good as zinc oxide for sun screen?

Yes.: Both are what is known as physical sunscreens -- they are opaque, and physically prevent ultraviolet light from getting to your skin, and damaging it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use zinc oxide or titanium dioxide on infants?

Is it safe to use zinc oxide or titanium dioxide on infants?

Zinc oxide: There are two fda-approved mineral sunscreens: zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Zinc oxide is the only ingredient approved for use on babies and children, ... ...Read more

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Are silica, talc and titanium dioxide cancerous? They are listed in California Proposition 65 as cancerous, but I see them in oral supplements a lot.

Are silica, talc and titanium dioxide cancerous? They are listed in California Proposition 65 as cancerous, but I see them in oral supplements a lot.

Depends on level: Prop 65 requires a warning on the product label if the level of chemical in the product poses a significant risk of cancer. If the chemical is listed as an ingredient, but there is no warning, this means that the quantity present is believed to be below that risk level. ...Read more

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I may have injested following things shoul ibe worried, PVP, DIMETHICONE, kaolin, titanium dioxide, Vp/VA copolymer, propylene glycol from nose strip?

I may have injested following things shoul ibe worried, PVP, DIMETHICONE, kaolin, titanium dioxide, Vp/VA copolymer, propylene glycol from nose strip?

No: I am assuming you mean a nasal strip like Breath Right. None of those compounds cause significant toxicity, especially ingested in the small amount that would be present in a nasal strip. No need for concern. ...Read more