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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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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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Toxicity (Overview)

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


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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