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  1. #1 Are there any chemicals besides plutonium that? 
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    Can cause hair shedding and skin blisters, ulceritis when within close proximity?


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    Why don't you see a doctor, instead of creating multiple threads about losing your hair.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexG View Post
    Why don't you see a doctor, instead of creating multiple threads about losing your hair.
    If you're so keen why don't you answer I was looking for chemists to answer, not your opinion on what you think I think. You respond like you know me. How do you know I'm not trying to invent a new product or asking for someone else or curious You seem concerned with discrediting a imaginary person. Are you feeling o.k.?
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    If you're losing your hair, get a wig.

    If you want to lose your hair, shave your head.

    Stop starting threads about losing your hair. This is not tonsorial.com
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    I can't really disagree with the above advice, because there's really just a lot of things that can result in hair loss. Plutonium, sure? But my grandma lost her hair due to hair dye ( ammonia hycglocolate) and even testosterone therapy can result in hair loss for men due to hormonal rebound conditions. Its not a bad question, but a forum might not be the best place for the question if you're looking for a specific, informed solution
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    Quote Originally Posted by EndlessEndeavor View Post
    I can't really disagree with the above advice, because there's really just a lot of things that can result in hair loss. Plutonium, sure? But my grandma lost her hair due to hair dye ( ammonia hycglocolate) and even testosterone therapy can result in hair loss for men due to hormonal rebound conditions. Its not a bad question, but a forum might not be the best place for the question if you're looking for a specific, informed solution
    I'm looking for a scientific response on whether or not a non radioactive chemical is capable of cauding hair shedding when within close proximity. This is a scientific forum. If there's a chemist out there who knows I'm more likely to get an answet here. I'm not looking for responses from people probing into the personal motive behind a post.
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    A chemical is not going to have any effect just by being in proximity. You would either need to apply it topically or ingest it in some way.
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    Unless it produces fumes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexG View Post
    Unless it produces fumes.
    ... which you ingest.
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    I was thinking of topically applied. You wouldn't want to hold your hand in fumes from red nitric acid. But you wouldn't have to touch the acid, just be in proximity to it.
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    Well first of all plutonium is an element and is not a chemical. Secondly plutonium will not cause your hair to fall out by getting close to you. Plutonium is an alpha emitter and as such The ionizing radiation will not be able to penetrate the dead layers of your skin to affect the hair folicle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    Elements are classed as chemicals, I don't know which chemistry books you've been reading but the terms "chemical" and "compound" do not mean the same thing...
    Yeah, yeah fine I should have said that Plutonium is better 'described' as an element instead of a chemcial. I guess you could say that thermometer is filled with the chemical mercury - it would just be strange.

    I suppose you have a Periodic Table of The Noncompounded Chemical hanging in your office.
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    It seems you've come in contact with the substance called Aging. It's one of the most miserable substances known to man. Known for the following effects: Hair loss, lethargy, conservatism, forgetfulness, arthritis, strange affections towards sweaters for grandchildren, and a pernicious fetish for motorized scooters.
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    Radiation is well-known to have massive effects on the human body, including hait loss, and many of the other symptoms described. If you want to find out more, look up some of the after-effects of Chernobyl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcriv880 View Post
    I'm looking for a scientific response on whether or not a non radioactive chemical is capable of cauding hair shedding when within close proximity.
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    OK, we need to set a few things straight, you initially asked if there was anything but plutonium than can cause hair loss, but then later qualify your question 'non radioactive', implying you think Plutonium is the only radio-active substance, but:

    naturally occurring radioactive elements include:
    1. Rubidium
    2. Thorium
    3. Uranium (238)
    4. Potassium
    5. Uranium (235)
    6. Iodine
    7. Technetium
    8. Uranium
    9. Plutonium
    10. Carbon
    11. Radium
    12. Radon
    13. Polonium
    14. Calcium
    15. Argon
    Plus radioactive elements can be made in a reactor. So are you asking what other natural sources of radiation there are? Or asking if an inert lump of some element can exert a force over a distance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phlogistician View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mcriv880 View Post
    I'm looking for a scientific response on whether or not a non radioactive chemical is capable of cauding hair shedding when within close proximity.
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    OK, we need to set a few things straight, you initially asked if there was anything but plutonium than can cause hair loss, but then later qualify your question 'non radioactive', implying you think Plutonium is the only radio-active substance, but:

    naturally occurring radioactive elements include:
    1. Rubidium
    2. Thorium
    3. Uranium (238)
    4. Potassium
    5. Uranium (235)
    6. Iodine
    7. Technetium
    8. Uranium
    9. Plutonium
    10. Carbon
    11. Radium
    12. Radon
    13. Polonium
    14. Calcium
    15. Argon
    Plus radioactive elements can be made in a reactor. So are you asking what other natural sources of radiation there are? Or asking if an inert lump of some element can exert a force over a distance?
    I'm not entirely sure that they even know what they are asking.
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