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Toxicity (Overview)

Toxicity is the degree to which a drug or a substance can harm or damage a person!


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are white strips toxic?

White strips toxic: I do not know what you mean by white strips. Please ask your question again. ...Read more

Toxicity (Overview)

Toxicity is the degree to which a drug or a substance can harm or damage a person!


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What exactly is toxic shame?

What exactly is toxic shame?

Toxic shame: Shame is the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we're flawed and therefore unworthy of love & belonging. It's "toxic" because it often leads to hiding or withdrawing -- which intensifies it. Other results can be trying to overly please or ingratiate others, or getting aggressive towards others to gain power by shaming them. Guilt = "i did something bad." shame = "i am bad.". ...Read more

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What is meant by drug toxicity?

What is meant by drug toxicity?

Toxicity: This the inherent capacity of a therapeutic compound to produce negative results by damaging your body in some fashion. There are very few medications which do not have some toxic effects. ...Read more

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What type of pens are normally toxic?

What type of pens are normally toxic?

I would consider all: If you are referring to "ink pens" and such, i would consider them all toxic if it is ingested. If ingested, call the company, call the poison control center. Don't know what else to tell you. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of lithium toxicity?

What are symptoms  of lithium toxicity?

Lithium toxicity: Lithium can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, muscle weakness, and fatigue. Also there can be a fine tremor of the hands or legs, muscle twitches, difficulty walking, slurred speech, nystagmus, and seizures. Management is to reduce dose or temporarily stop the drug. Lithium levels need to be monitored regularly, and kept in therapeutic range (maintenance .6 - 1 mmol/l). ...Read more

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Are foundation ingredients toxic or not?

Are foundation ingredients toxic or not?

Better not be!: You're referring to makeup & not concrete for homes & buildings, right? Either way, I doubt that they're toxic. FDA has domain over cosmetics (http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/GuidanceRegulation/LawsRegulations/ucm074162.htm) but they don't watch over prior to sales/marketing but rather after the fact for after sales issues. For more specific answer, you'll need to list particular foundation ingredien ...Read more

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Can I live a normal life with toxic shame?

Can I live a normal life with toxic shame?

Letting go of shame: All humans who care about connection to others, experience shame from time to time. This means most of us know what it's like to feel we're not worthy of love or belonging (shame), even if we don't want to admit it. What makes it "toxic" is that when we keep it secret, the more it controls our lives. Sharing our "shame" stories with trusted others, dissipates it & frees us from need to be perfect. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have toxic shock symdrome?

How can I tell if I have toxic shock symdrome?

Very sick: Usually fever, very high >102, rigors (not just chills like the flu), low blood pressure, low urine output. It progresses rapidly and can be life-threatening. It can come from an infection in the vagina that gets into the pelvis or from a rapidly spreading skin or soft tissue infection, that is extremely painful-not just a bit painful. Seek attention immediately. ...Read more

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What will happen if you landed in a pool of toxic waste?

Would depend: It would completely depend on what sort of toxic material was present and how long a patient was exposed. ...Read more

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How come when i overdose or eat something toxic, nothing happens?

How come when i overdose or eat something toxic, nothing happens?

You may be: causing damage that you aren't aware of. This will likely catch up with you. Please get help. ...Read more

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What could motivate you to investigate the toxicity of your body?

???: I have no idea, because i don't understand what you mean by "the toxicity of your body." people's bodies aren't usually toxic. ...Read more

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What are reasons why when i overdose or eat something toxic, nothing happens?

Beware: this could cause damage down the line or the next time you might not be so lucky. Please get professional help. ...Read more

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What do the environmentalists mean when they say we live in toxic soup? What can we do?

What do the environmentalists mean when they say we live in toxic soup? What can we do?

Toxic soup: This means that we have contaminated the world we live in. There are many forms of toxins or pollutants around us. One way to combat this is to live as green as possible. ...Read more

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Tried to Solder some cables, but burnt a bit of isolation. How toxic is it? (I did it in a closed room)

Tried to Solder some cables, but burnt a bit of isolation. How toxic is it? (I did it in a closed room)

Insulation burning: Just stay in a ventilated space and you should be ok. How long were you exposed? Hopefully you did not exposure yourself too long. It is hard to quantify how much is too much .hope you feel better! ...Read more

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I tend to sometimes get metal shavings from cans and i'm assuming i've ingested some is this safe? Or toxic?

Do not eat metal: This question is unclear. Why would a human 'get metal shavings' in any way to ingest them. This is not healthy and it is toxic. I would think you are smart enough to know not to do this again. ...Read more

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Need a referral for a Dr. who knows about FQ Toxicity Syndrome -- either in Las Vegas or via virtual consult. ?

Need a referral for a Dr. who knows about FQ Toxicity Syndrome -- either in Las Vegas or via virtual consult. ?

Good luck!: The fact that doctors often ignore the excellent advice not to use flouroquinolones as first-line therapy (in order not to contribute to resistant organisms, especially), does not speak well of us as a whole. Partly because the push to use it is colored by biased reports (Most research in this country is paid for by industry), and the other is the fear of being sued if safer first choices fail. ...Read more