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Gastric emptying, which used to be well-accepted and seems intuitively beneficial, should not be routinely done. It does not clearly reduce overall morbidity or mortality and has risks. Gastric emptying is considered if it can be done within 1 h of a life-threatening ingestion. However, many poisonings manifest too late, and whether a poisoning ...


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Gastric lavage only washes out ("lavages") the stomach ("gastrium"). Gastric emptying time is generally ~60-120 min, probably on the lower end of that for ingested liquids. After that amount of time, most of the toxic substance will be beyond the level of the pyloric sphincter (i.e. in the duodenum) and not accessible to lavage. The second question is not ...


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Wintercreeper, Euonymus fortunei Given that you're just over in Illinois, here's the page from our Plant Finder database. In regards to your second question, this factsheet from UMich mentions (and gives citations) for its use as a medicine. Given that, I'd avoid eating it if I were you, but there's not mention of it being especially toxic.


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TeflonĀ® is a brand name for a man-made chemical known as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and it has been used since 1940s (discovered by DuPont Co.). Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA, also known as C8) is another man-made chemical and it is used in the process of making Teflon and similar chemicals (known as fluorotelomers), although it is burned off during the ...


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The question and link imply that if cooking with Teflon generates carcinogens that carcinogens then always lead to cancer. This is not always true. In some cases exposure to carcinogens may signal protective pathways. Oncogenesis and exposure to both genotoxic and non-genotoxic carcinogens are not always positively correlated. Cooking with Teflon influences ...


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Teflon is a polymer of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and related compounds. PFOA is thought to be a carcinogen. I think there's an urban legend that if you really heat teflon up or burn it (it doesn't burn as flouroxides are not stable in air) that you might get some of the constituent chemicals out into the air. Once the flourocarbons are polymerized ...



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