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What is perchlorate and why is it dangerous?

What is perchlorate and why is it dangerous?

Salts of acid: Perchlorates (clo4-) are salts of perchloric acid. (acid plus base equals a salt plus water.) they are dangerous because they are very potent oxidants. Unless you ingest very high doses they have non specific effects and are regulated in water supplies down to safe levels. ...Read more

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Why is it dangerous to get my temperature up?

Why is it dangerous to get my temperature up?

Plan ahead for heat: Women living in hot climates should take steps to avoid going out in the heat without being able to get cool. Also many studies show complications from using hot tubs due to unexpected overheating. Early in the pregnancy or prior to a temperature change (eg, vacation) women should ask OB providers for rules about what to do in extreme temperatures, especially if in them for extended periods. ...Read more

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Everything in uncles house smell funny. food tastes like that smell. soured smell, musty, or idk. Why? Is it dangerous to eat crackers from him?

Everything in uncles house smell funny. food tastes like that smell.  soured smell, musty, or idk. Why? Is it dangerous to eat crackers from him?

SMELLY HOUSE!: Hello~ answering that question goes way beyond my capabilities, since you are asking me to guess the cause of a smell 2000mi away ! Common sense ! Look for the dead animal in the ventilators, chimney, anywhere they can crawl in for heat. LIKELY due to damp. Check attic, ceilings floors under carpets, window edges. Empty fridge? I wouldn't eat at your uncles place. Would you? ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is arteriosclerosis and why is it dangerous?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is arteriosclerosis and why is it dangerous?

Atherosclerosis: This is our most important single disease. It involves accumulations of cholesterol beneath tough fibrous tissue, narrowing arteries. This causes angina, dementia, loss of legs, and more. If the plaques break, cholesterol embolizes causing strokes, or the blood clots causing heart attacks. Weakening of the wall causes aneurysms that burst. 'healthy lifestyles' especially target atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Why is it dangerous for my health to boil soup? Why do they put on packets do not allow to boil?

Why is it dangerous for my health to boil soup? Why do they put on packets do not allow to boil?

Not dangerous at all: The instructions almost certainly are to preserve taste, texture, etc. Certainly your health would not be at all affected whether or not it comes to a boil. ...Read more

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Why is it dangerous to have low blood sugar?

Why is it dangerous to have low blood sugar?

Cells need sugar: Cells need certain amount of sugar available to properly function. When sugar is low, cells don't function as intended. If its low enough, things start dying. This is an oversimplification, but hypoglycemia is dangerous. ...Read more

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Why is it dangerous to have an enlarged spleen?

Why is it dangerous to have an enlarged spleen?

It can rupture: It can rupture causing internal bleeding that can only be stopped with either surgery or a radiologic procedure. It can also cause early satiety (getting full quickly after eating), and pain. ...Read more

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Why is it dangerous for a kid with autism to wander around on their own?

Why is it dangerous for a kid with autism to wander around on their own?

Not Safe!: Children with autism are particularly prone to this. Danger is everywhere for them. Sometimes this is simply being preoccupied with a book while crossing a street. It could be a conversation with a dangerous adult which puts him at risk to be abducted. Their natural curiosity and trust/willingness to talk to others can be an issue. Social skills training is a must here for the child! ...Read more