By Grace Ross Lewis
There's a digital laboratory of chemical compounds within the nutrients we consume and the goods we come upon each dayat domestic, in school, and at paintings. What are those elements and the way are they used? How are they precious? Can they be destructive?
listed below are quickly, hands-on solutions to those and different the most important questions on thousands of chemical compounds we come into touch with regularly. From MSG in nutrition to perchloroethylene in dry cleansing, this AZ advisor presents transparent, no-nonsense info at the use and overall healthiness results of 1000's of chemical compounds present in foodstuff, medications, cosmetics, cleansing suggestions, garden and backyard items, and extra. Well-organized and easy-to-use, it supplies the assistance you want to make smarter offerings concerning the items you choosefor your self and your family. within 1,001 chemical compounds in daily items you will discover:
-Entries directory items, makes use of, precautions, and synonyms -Direct solutions to over 250 commonly asked questions about daily chemical substances -Handy product and chemical synonym indexes -A national directory of Poison keep watch over facilities
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They are raisins, prunes, dates, dried currants, raspberries, blueberries, cherries and Granny Smith apples. Precautions: An allergen. May cause bleeding. A 10 g dose may be fatal. Sometimes prescribed to prevent heart attacks because of anticoagulant action. Recent studies indicate it may be a colon cancer preventative. Should be avoided before surgical procedure to avoid excessive bleeding. Should not be taken by children because of Reyes syndrome implication. Synonyms: ACETYLSALICYLIC ACID ♦ o-ACETOXYBENZOIC ACID Astragalus Products and Uses: A dried root that is supplied as a tea, in capsules, tablets, tinctures, and so forth.
Most people are said to consume the equivalent of one baby aspirin a day from artificial flavorings. Precautions: Flavorings that occur in nature are usually safe. Artificial flavorings are usually less desirable. Synonyms: SEE SPECIFIC FLAVORS. Artificial Snow Products and Uses: Spray for winter and Christmas displays and decorations. Precautions: Flammable. Mildly toxic by swallowing. Synonyms: COPOLYMER OF BUTYL METHACRYLATE ♦ COPOLYMER OF ISOBUTYL METHACRYLATE Asbestos Products and Uses: Mineral fiber used in fireproof materials, brake linings, gaskets, roofing compositions, paint filler, and filters.
Multiple vitamins should contain 10 mcg or 400 IU of vitamin D. 28. What are some of the chemicals recommended by physicians for skin rejuvenation? The first one that was recognized as being effective was retinoic acid. This was a prescription ointment drug until the over-the-counter product was approved in the mid-nineties, and proved effective. Another is glycolic acid, which is available in makeup products or in more concentrated forms from physicians. There is also Kojic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, beta hydroxy acid, and the newest vitamin C products.
1001 Chemicals in Everyday Products by Grace Ross Lewis