Lethal doses for our body

In modern life, it is very important to know when to stop. This is very well expressed by the founder of modern pharmacology, Paracelsus, in his quote "Everything is poison, everything is a medicine, and both are determined by the dose." Any substance in the world has its own lethal dose.

Lethal dose of alcohol

Alcohol is certainly not a vital product, but many people use it quite often, for a reason and without. The lethal dose of alcohol for a person is 6-12 grams of alcohol per kilogram of its own weight. To make it clear, this is three liter bottles in one, but your own body can save you by dropping toxic substances (vomiting, diarrhea, etc.). But there are curious cases, for example, in 2004 in Bulgaria in the city of Plovdiv, a man was hit by a car, 9.4 ppm of ethanol was found in his blood (a lethal dose is considered 6 ppm). Here's a paradox, he was hit by a car and there was a lethal dose of alcohol in his blood, and he recovers in a couple of days.

Lethal dose of vitamins

All vitamins can be fatal to humans if consumed in large quantities. Lack and excess of certain vitamins are equally harmful to the body. For example, vitamin A deficiency will lead to increased hair loss, and hypervitaminosis to poisoning. The daily doses of any vitamins must be indicated on the packages.

Lethal dose of sunlight

For several years now, there has been a tendency of abnormal heat in the world, even in the north, people are aware of how dangerous the Sun can be. Even in the last century, they thought that the more you are on the Sun, the better. But it has already been proven that excessive exposure to the sun leads to skin defects, a decrease in sexual function, the development of cancer and death. A lethal dose in the sun for 8 hours.

Lethal dose of nicotine

If you think nicotine is found only in tobacco, you are deeply mistaken, it is found in tomatoes, potatoes, bell peppers and eggplants. But the concentration in products is absolutely not harmful to humans, so do not get overwhelmed.

Nicotine is a very powerful poison. The lethal dose of nicotine for a person is 0.5-1 mg per kilogram of weight, which was more understandable, this is about 100 cigarettes at a time.

Lethal dose of table salt

No living creature can live without salt. Our daily salt intake is only 1, 5-4 g. If you do not use salt, your muscles will start to die, your stomach and heart will be disrupted, your psyche will be disrupted and you will be constantly depressed. The complete absence of salt in the diet will kill a person in 10 days.

Too much salt is also very dangerous. A lethal dose of salt for a person is 250 g. Death will be very painful, as there will be a lot of edema.

Lethal dose of caffeine

Contains caffeine in coffee, tea, energy drinks and colas. In a small amount, caffeine causes a feeling of vigor and a burst of energy, although after 3 hours all this is replaced by lethargy and fatigue. A lethal dose of caffeine will be 10 grams, in terms of liters it is 4.5 liters of coffee.

Lethal dose of water

Water is life. Everyone knows it! Nevertheless, it can be poisoned, even if it is spring. Too much water leads to overhydration - this is a violation of all body functions and further death. To achieve this, you need to drink more than 7 liters of water per day. Of course, water poisoning is very rare, but it does happen. So in 1995, schoolgirl Lee Bett drank Ecstasy on her own birthday, and then 7 liters of water and died 4 hours later.

In 2004, in Springville, USA, a mother punished her 5 year old daughter to drink 5 liters of water. The result is the mother in prison, the child died.

January 2007 radio station KDND in Sacramento, USA is holding a competition called "Don't urinate - get a game console." The participant drank 7.5 liters of water and died two hours later, and the girl who won the competition remained disabled for life. Lawsuits filed against the radio station