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What Pesticides Make Marijuana From Us Dangerous
Pesticides: As far as i know, neither "medical" or other marijuana is routinely tested for pesticides -- which could be a realistic concern for people who want to use it. I saw one news story saying that residues of a pesticide called bifenthrin were found in a sample. This is toxic to mammals who ingest it. It was an isolated example, but if testing is not usually being done, how does anyone really know? ...Read more
Lungs: Better option is to be evaluated by a pulmonologist. Ask your pcp for referral. ...Read more
It can be: I have treated 3 individuals who were trying to use kratom to get themselves off of other opiates, and ended up not being able to stop the kratom. In low doses, it has mild stimulant effects, and in higher doses more opiate-like effects. One problem with these kinds of drugs is that there is no quality control and you truly do not know what is in what you are getting. Even more with bath salts. ...Read more
Can someone get ill or die smoking an electronic hookahs & e-cigarettes im very concerned. Please tell me all the details of this product?
Many many things: but predominantly hundreds of organic compounds collectively known as "tars," which are aromatic hydrocarbons that are largely responsible for the inflammatory nature of smoking consequences, including bronchitis and emphysema, and its propensity to cause cancers. In addition, there is carbon monoxide and formaldehyde in the smoke, and hundreds of other compounds of unknown safety in humans. ...Read more
I hear a lot of people saying soy beans are poisonous. What evidence are they basing this on? Pesticide residues or effects of phytoestrogens?
Anti nutrients : It's more an issue of natural chemicals in the soy bean that bind nutrients. That is mitigated by fermenting the soy (miso/natto/some tofu). There are concerns that consuming large quantities can alter estrogen levels so it shouldn't be eaten daily. The last issue is gmo- most commercial soy is modified and that is not fit for consumption. The toxins in that seed alters gut flora. ...Read more
We know which chemicals in cigarettes are carcinogens so why cant we isolate and eliminate them from cigarettes? Creating a safer cig for smokers
I wish we could: Many of them are heterocyclic hydrocarbons with odd atoms (oxygens, nitrogens) in the ring. They intercalate into the DNA and mutate the base pairs. We simply won't be able to eliminate the bunch -- that would be science fantasy. If you're addicted to nicotine, get a smokeless form instead, or break the addiction by whatever means. ...Read more
Can docs please explain are bacteria/viruses that evolved far from humans still dangerous to humans?
Zoonotic infection: Because humans may also be susceptible to them. Consider Ebola which can affect humans and other primates. ...Read more
Possible effects...: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. ...Read more
I know fumigations are toxic to humans but what about gel based roach killers are these toxic as they are all over house is the house safe to live in?
Yes: Please think about this. Anybody can set up a disinformation website citing some junk-science to claim that something is making you sick and there is a conspiracy not to tel you. A lifetime in science has taught me that the process works -- if these claims were real, individuals would buil their careers proving it. Move back into your house. ...Read more
Let's say I swallowed some "Roundup" weed killer or similar product. What would actually happen to me other than potential vomiting?
Poison control: Call poison control immediately.Get a more detailed answer ›
There are hundreds: Of different chemicals in marijuana, just as there are in tobacco. But the main psychoactive substances are really two - thc (tetrahydrocannabinol) and cbd - cannabidiol. Thc is the main chemical that produces the mind-altering effects of marijuana - mild euphoria, stimulation, some sedation, altered time sense, as well as increased appetite, and cbd may have the anti-nausea and other effects. ...Read more
Can air fresheners which are not natural cause cancer sprayed far too much - an intoxicating amount.
Carcinogenicity : Natural products don't necessarily mean they are safe. Half of "natural" pesticides are actually carcinogenic. It depends on what is in the stuff that you spray that makes it carcinogenic, and not whether it is natural or synthetic. Hope that helped. ...Read more
I'm curious about this whole notion of "detoxing" via different programs (i.e. a juice detox) Under what circumstances are they safe to do? Is it true that highly processed foods are "addictive" and add toxins to your body? What about those types of foo
Not proven: While the typical American diet with processed foods is not truly "addictive", eating a lot of processed foods, sugars, fats, alcohol, etc, presents a challenge to the body's metabolism. Relying on fasting & juices can affect fluid balance/electrolytes and be dangerous causing heart rhythm problems. Simplifying the diet and avoiding these foods over several weeks can be a safe "cleanse". ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Rash: Hi. The most common adverse reaction to PTU (propylthiouracil) is a rash. Some of these people can be switched to methimazole and do fine. The serious side effect we worry about is neutropenia (low white blood cell type that fights bacterial infection). The problems go away with stopping the drug. You might want to proceed thy radioactive iodine therapy. ...Read more
Coal: So many I cannot list here. Please go to wikipedia ...Read more
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