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Doctor insights on: What Are The Dangers Associated With An Exposure To Ammonia

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What are the dangers associated with an exposure to ammonia?

What are the dangers associated with an exposure to ammonia?

How much, how long: With any chemical exposure, the affects depend on the route of exposure (contact, ingestion, breathing, etc), the concentration of the substance and the time of the exposure. In the case of ammonia, it can damage the skin, eyes, respiratory tract, etc in ways ranging from severe thermal and chemical burns to frost bite. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/820298-overview. ...Read more

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What are the dangers associated with crack fumes?

What are the dangers associated with crack fumes?

Crack fumes: Crack is Cocaine and when heated gives off fumes. Addicts describe a distinctive smell to crack. One who worries about crack fumes is probably associating with crack users and addicts. The danger is becoming an addict. Get medical consultation if you are facing any type of addiction problems. Addictions can be fatal. ...Read more

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What health-related risks are associated with exposure to radon?

What health-related risks are associated with exposure to radon?

Some risk/Cancer: Radon has been blamed fopr some cases of Lung Cancer. But it is difficult to be sure as this gas is found in some housing sites and has to be checked for otherwise it remains invisible. ...Read more

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What are some risks associated with occupational exposure to antimicrobials?

What are some risks associated with occupational exposure to antimicrobials?

It depends: You asked a really broad question. In general, the risk of any exposure depends on the type of exposure (contact, breathing, etc) and the duration of the exposure. If your exposure is simply using an antimicrobial handwash on a regular basis then your risk is very minimal. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that can follow toxic exposure?

What are the symptoms that can follow toxic exposure?

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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What causes ureidopropionase deficiency? Also is it any harm to the health? What are the signs and symptoms in someone who is deficient?

What causes ureidopropionase deficiency? Also is it any harm to the health? What are the signs and symptoms in someone who is deficient?

Mutations in the : UBP1 gene on Chromosome 21q11.3 cause deficiency in beta-ureidoproprionase, 1 of 3 enzymes in the liver that degrade pyramidines It's a very rare inborn error of metabolism that causes biochemical abnormalities & clinical signs that range from Intellectual Disability, multiple congenital anomalies & seizures to normal neurological development, depending on the mutations in the UBP1 gene. ...Read more

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What are the factors in getting cancer? Such as what enviromental risks should I watch out for or what specifically should be avoided.

What are the factors in getting cancer? Such as what enviromental risks should I watch out for or what specifically should be avoided.

Mostly unknown: To avoid cancer, do not smoke or drink alcohol. Eat healthy and exercise daily and be sure you are fit ansd not overweight. These are healthy life styles that can reduce but not eliminate the risk of devevloping cancer. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent the development of hepatitis after the contact with an infected person?

Are there any good ways to prevent the development of hepatitis after the contact with an infected person?

Depends on the...: Type of viral hepatitis and the kind of contact. Vaccinations are available to prevent hepatitis a ( spread usually by contaminated food or water ) and hepatitis b ( spread usually by blood products or sexually). There is no clear preventive vaccine for hepatitis c which spreads like hbv but less efficiently. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and risk for nuclear medicine procedures? I heard that there will be radiation exposure associating with the procedures, how harmful is this to my body?

What are the benefits and risk for nuclear medicine procedures? I heard that there will be radiation exposure associating with the procedures, how harmful is this to my body?

Physiologic study: Nuclear medicine involves using internal irradiation in order to define function of various organ systems of body, . Some isotopes are injected iv, inhaled, and some ingested. Most diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures involve low doses of radiation. The isotopes of higher doses are used to treat thyroid diseases or cancer. Benefits are from diagnosis of abnormality that can be detected/ treated. ...Read more

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What are the typical symptoms you see with lead poisoning in adults?

What are the typical symptoms you see with lead poisoning in adults?

Constitutional: Symptoms are really variable, but include loss of short-term memory or concentration, depression, nausea, abdominal pain, loss of coordination, and numbness and tingling (often in the limbs), fatigue, problems with sleep, headaches, stupor, slurred speech, and anemia -- but there are often other "non-specific" signs and symptoms. Blood testing is usually required. ...Read more

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Can you please list the risks associated with the cat scan dyes?

Can you please list the risks associated with the cat scan dyes?

Very safe: Low osmolarity contrast is associated with a very low incidence of acute adverse events and the bulk of these are not life-threatening. There is an overall adverse reaction rate of 0.2% for nonionic low osmolarity ct contrast ...Read more

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How to know if the chemical commonly used in carpet cleaner and kawasaki disease are related?

How to know if the chemical commonly used in carpet cleaner and kawasaki disease are related?

Not causative: While some initial observational studies suggested a possible relation between exposure to carpet cleaning and kawasaki disease, subsequent studies have failed to confirm this relationship. At this time, we still do not know what causes kawasaki disease. ...Read more

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Please answer! what predisposing events are often associated with subsequent otitis media and what is the mechanism?

Please answer! what predisposing events are often associated with subsequent otitis media and what is the mechanism?

URI / sinusitis: Typically an upper respiratory illness can predispose to a decrease in the ability of fluid in the middle ear to be drained through the eustachian tube into the nasal cavity. This leads to a middle ear infection. Additionally a sinus infection can lead to an ear infection ...Read more

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What exactly are the dangers of contact with asbestos?

What exactly are the dangers of contact with asbestos?

Asbestos danger: The major danger is inhaling small fibers of asbetos which can be trapped in the lung tissue and cause severe disease such as cancer of the lung. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with hashimoto's thyroiditis? Any really bad or deadly complications to watch for?

What are the risks associated with hashimoto's thyroiditis?  Any really bad or deadly complications to watch for?

Do not worry: Hashimoto's is a very common disorder that also shows up in other autoimmune dosorders that are quite scary. What ever you have read, do not sleep over it, the odds of those other things happening to you remains very slim. Follow your drs instructions and you will be fine. ...Read more

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What are the dangers associated with fumes from oil furnaces?

What are the dangers associated with fumes from oil furnaces?

Deadly: If a furnace is not properly vented, or in the case of a malfunction, the fumes can be deadly. Fumes from burning hydrocarbons results in the emission of carbon monoxide gas. This gas has a very strong attraction to hemoglobin, the molecule that carries oxygen to our body. This strong bond between the carbon monoxide and hemoglobin prevents oxygen from being taken up and distributed to the body. ...Read more