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What are reasons why persistent pesticides are dangerous?

What are reasons why persistent pesticides are dangerous?

Impact health: Pesticides impact soil organisms as well as bacteria in the guts of people and animals. Over time alterations in soil and gut microbiota can cause significant damage to the health of the environment around us as well as directly damage our health. ...Read more

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If cigarettes and alcohol are do dangerous, why are they legal?

If cigarettes and alcohol are do dangerous, why are they legal?

Excellent question: Probably because they have a longer history of use and are more socially acceptable. But both tobacco and alcohol cause a tremendous amount of disease and are by no means safe. ...Read more

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Why are autoimmune disorders are considered so dangerous?

Why are autoimmune disorders are considered so dangerous?

They destroy tissues: Autoimmune disorders arise from an overactive immune system in which the body attacks its own tissues. The different types & the amount of destruction that occurs depends on the kinds of tissues targeted. Some affect a single organ (as in thyroiditis) while others involve multiple areas (such as lupus). If not diagnosed & treated, these disorders progressively worsen health & may hasten death. ...Read more

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What are the effects of using shrooms? Are they dangerous?

Always: it can always be dangerous to use illicit substances. ...Read more

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What foods are dangerous during pregnancy?

What foods are dangerous during pregnancy?

Foods: Anything you are allergic to of course, but most foods are relatively safe. The main thing is to stay aware from raw or improperly cooked food, improperly washed items and restrict your intake of high mercury containing fish (list of these available online). Look online for a healthy pregnancy diet to make good choices. ...Read more

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What are teratogenic effects?

What are teratogenic effects?

Effects on fetus: Teratogenic effects are the combined consequences of consuming a harmful substance on a developing fetus. This effect may manifest itself as growth deficiency, malformation of body organs, arms or legs, mental retardation, or sometimes death to the fetus. Examples include alcohol, accutane, tobacco, chicken pox or measles during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why are barbiturates dangerous to your health?

Why are barbiturates dangerous to your health?

Barbiturates: Are sedative-hypnotic drugs derived from Barbituric acid. Risks from sudden discontinuation, leading to seizures, and also potential for abuse. ...Read more

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Are gallstones dangerous when pregnant?

Are gallstones dangerous when pregnant?

Not usually: Gallstones frequently occur during pregnancy and can become symptomatic. Despite this, surgical cure is usually held until after delivery, to avoid the side effects of an anesthetic to the fetus. Very rare instances exist where the gallbladder can become sick enough to demand emergent attention. ...Read more

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What illegal drugs are most lethal?

What illegal drugs are most lethal?

Depends on how much: Anything is potentially lethal if you take too much of it , but I am not sure why you would ask such a question. If you are feeling suicidal then please get help. Also with illegal drugs you may not be getting what you think you are. Testing of samples that have been confiscated have included anything from sugar or salt to strychnine and rat poison. ...Read more

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Why is smoking so dangerous in pregnancy?

Why is smoking so dangerous in pregnancy?

Abruption: Smoking not only causes stunted growth in the baby, but it also causes sharp rises in the mother's blood pressure. This can cause the placenta to sheer off the uterus causing an abruption. The mother could hemorrhage and the baby's blood supply is compromised. ...Read more

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Why are so many dangerous medicines advertised on tv?

No medication: Is absolutely safe. All have side effects in different people and side effects is what you hear about on tv. Clearly the benefits have to outweigh the risks for medications to be used. ...Read more

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Is SVT and are pvcs dangerous to fetus?

Is SVT and are pvcs dangerous to fetus?

Not usually: First the pt should be evaluated. Labs holter and an echo should be done. Lytes thyroid and other level s should be drawn. If no obvious causes and no stimulants to blame then no other work up or treatment needed. As for the fetus, as long as no hemodynamic effects on mom then no issues with baby. ...Read more

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What are some drugs that are lethal when mixed with LSD?

What are some drugs that are lethal when mixed with LSD?

Behavioral risk only: The only known risk of lethality with LSD is behavioral, i.e., acting dangerously due to impaired judgment and perceptual distortions. Taking other mind-altering drugs with LSD increases this risk. To take one obvious behavioral example: don't drive. ...Read more

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Is Flonase safe? There were so many side effects listed on webmd. Are any dangerous?

Is Flonase safe? There were so many side effects listed on webmd. Are any dangerous?

Yes: Flonase has been around for many years and if used properly as recommended is a safe medication. All medications have possible side effects but is used for the right conditions and as instructed can be safe. ...Read more

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What are pleomorphic bacteria, and are they dangerous to humans?

What are pleomorphic bacteria, and are they dangerous to humans?

Change shape: Pleomorphic bacteria are ones that don't always exist in a single, set shape. Their level of danger depends on what they are and their virulence; there is nothing about being pleomorphic itself that makes them dangerous. ...Read more

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Are self tanning lotions harmful? Do they have dangerous chemicals in them? Is it safe to use?

Are self tanning lotions harmful? Do they have dangerous chemicals in them? Is it safe to use?

Very safe.: Self tanning lotions are very safe. They are simply staining the top-most layers of skin a brown color. I recommend my patients use self-tanners over using tanning beds or external tanning to get color. If your skin is getting darker from sun exposure, it is a pathogenic response to sun, and means your skin cells are trying to protect their dna by producing melanin. This is never good. ...Read more

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Are septum piercings painful/dangerous? How risky are they really?

Are septum piercings painful/dangerous? How risky are they really?

Septal piercing: DON'T DO IT. It isn't worth it. It puts you at risk for infections and discomfort. ...Read more

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Why are heavy metals dangerous?

Why are heavy metals dangerous?

Metal: Heavy metals are particularly toxic, due to buildup in the body, and very minimal physiologic disposal. The interfere with enzymes that use similiar metals with different chemistry. ...Read more