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How much nail polish remover can kill you?

How much nail polish remover can kill you?

By: Arlene Gentallan

Ingesting 128ml of nail polish can kill you. For young children, ingesting a dose lower than this can still be lethal.

Nail polish remover contains acetone, a carcinogic substance that has a number of potential health hazards to living organisms like humans and animals.

Don't ingest acetone, it's poisonous! If you are in the United States, dial 1-800-222-1222 to speak with a local poison control center.




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How much acetone can kill you?

How much acetone can kill you?

How much acetone can kill you?

By: Arlene Gentallan

Ingesting about 80ml pure acetone is lethal to human, however a lower dose of acetone can be lethal to younger children.



Here's an excerpt from the toxicology profile for acetone by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services:

"One of two rabbits given 7,844 mg/kg acetone by gavage died within 19 hours of dosing, two rabbits given 5,491 mglkg survived, while one rabbit given 3,922 mg/kg died in 96 hours (Walton et al. 1928). Oral doses of 7,500 or 8,000 mg/kg acetone were fatal to two puppies (Albertoni 1884)."




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Related Articles: Acetone Health Hazard
How much nail polish remover can kill you?
How much acetone is in nail polish remover?
How much acetone can kill you?

Acetone Health Hazard

Acetone Health Hazard

By: Arlene Gentallan

Acetone is a colorless flammable solvent, with sweet mint-like smell, widely commercialized, but poses danger to people's health.


Acetone is also known as:
2-PropanoneDimethyl carbonylDimethylformaldehydeDimethyl ketoneMethyl KetonePropanonenePyroacetic Acid
Acetone can be found in cigarettes, nail polish remover, pain, adhesives, plastic, varnish, wax, and photographic film. It can be use to clean glasswares and wipe clean permanent ink market.

Acetone is a carcinogen, it's one among the many ingredients of cigarette that's poses serious health hazard.

Inhaling acetone can result to:

Eye irritationNose irritationThroat irritationDifficulty of breathingHeadacheDizzinessLightheadednessNausea & Vomiting

Skin exposure can result in irritation and redness of the area.

Using nail polish remover often can result in dry brittle nails that easily cracks.

In high doses, acetone is lethal:

Respiratory distressKidney failureLiver damageSeizureLoss o…

Can Ginkgo Biloba Extract be used for anticancer?

Can Ginkgo Biloba Extract be used for anticancer?
by: Arlene Gentallan

        Ginkgo Biloba is one of the most popular and best-selling herbal dietary supplement in the United States. Surely, there must be an amazing reason for it's reputation. Several mention has been made about ginkgo biloba's reputed anti-cancer property.
It's anticancer property may be attributed to it's antioxidant capability owing to it's terpenoids,  flavanoids, and flavone glycosides content. It is also antifungal,  antibacterial, antithrombotic, memory enhancer, and circulatory stimulant.
In a study by Bai Y, Ahao F, Li Y, et al. of China published on NLM, they've found out that ginkgo biloba extract (EGb 761) inhibit gastric cancer proliferation by inducing natural cancer cell death.
But in another study by Mary Biggs, PhD, MPH, Barbara Sorkin, PhD, et al, their result "do not support the hypothesis that consumption of Ginkgo biloba reduces the risk of cancer." For the study, th…

Home Remedies for Cough

Home Remedies for Cough by: Arlene Gentallan
        Cough serves a vital role of protecting our respiratory system, ironically excessive coughing is one of the most common health problems. It can be a source of annoyance especially when it interferes with daily activities and sleep. There are alternative kitchen remedies that can work wonders for you.

What is cough?         Cough is the involuntary reflex resulting to sudden expulsion of air from the lungs. It's the body's natural mechanism to clear the airways.

What is the purpose of cough? It may be protective in nature such as to help you clear your airways when you aspirate a foreign body or inhale an irritating substance.It can also be caused by an underlying disease such as an common cold, infection, GERD, or tumor.
Cough can be caused by an underlying health problem which needs to be solve.
What are the types of cough? Acute cough has a duration of less than 3 weeksSubacute cough has a duration of 3 - 8 weeksChronic cough has a…

Home Remedies for Dysmenorrhea

Home Remedies for Dysmenorrhea / Menstrual cramps
by: Arlene Gentallan
        Is there an anxiety and dread that comes along with your monthly period? You're not alone in the battle. Dysmenorrhea is such a common problem that it afflicts 1 in every 4 women. Menstruation can become hard and frustrating when it brings about pain, but instead of resorting to medications which may have untoward side effects, why not try some of nature's best remedy?

What is Dysmenorrhea / Menstrual cramps?
Dysmenorrhea or menstrual cramps is the cramping pain women experience 1-2 days before menstruation begins or while menstruating. Pain is usually felt at pelvis, lower abdomen, lower back, or inner thighs. Severity may vary from mild discomfort to severe pain that interferes with daily activity.
If it's primary dysmenorrhea where there is no underlying pathological condition, pain may usually last for just a few hours but may persist for up to 1-3 days, which may be accompanied by nausea, vomiti…

Home Remedies for Dysmenorrhea

Home Remedies for Dysmenorrhea / Menstrual cramps
by: Arlene Gentallan
        Is there an anxiety and dread that comes along with your monthly period? You're not alone in the battle. Dysmenorrhea is such a common problem that it afflicts 1 in every 4 women. Menstruation can become hard and frustrating when it brings about pain, but instead of resorting to medications which may have untoward side effects, why not try some of nature's best remedy?

What is Dysmenorrhea / Menstrual cramps?
Dysmenorrhea or menstrual cramps is the cramping pain women experience 1-2 days before menstruation begins or while menstruating. Pain is usually felt at pelvis, lower abdomen, lower back, or inner thighs. Severity may vary from mild discomfort to severe pain that interferes with daily activity.
If it's primary dysmenorrhea where there is no underlying pathological condition, pain may usually last for just a few hours but may persist for up to 1-3 days, which may be accompanied by nausea, vomiti…

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