Sodium hypochlorite, the active ingredient in household bleach, has a 50% chance of being lethal at a concentration of 192 mg per kilogram of a person's weight, according to a resource from Cornell University. That would equal about 3.6 grams of liquid bleach (at a concentration of 5.25%) per kilogram of the drinker's weight.
Bleach is also horribly caustic and causes soft tissue chemical burns on contact, especially if imbibed. Even consumed in small doses, a person becomes seriously ill and requires hospitalization, explains Cornell University. If a person suspects that he or another has consumed bleach, he should call the poison control center immediately.Learn More
Abstaining from alcohol or stopping the medications that resulted in the increased GGT levels lowers the GGT level, according to Lab Tests Online. Doctors use the GGT test to detect liver disease and bile duct obstruction.Full Answer >
According to MedicineNet, NPO is a medical abbreviation that means nil per os, or nothing by mouth. It means that a patient isn't allowed any food or drink for medical reasons, as stated by Wikipedia.Full Answer >
A CEA test result of 20 nanograms per milliliter or higher is a very high level, according to Healthline. A level this high not only strongly suggests the presence of cancer, it can also mean that the cancer has metastasized, or spread to other parts of the body.Full Answer >
The causes of low sodium levels in the blood include certain medications, kidney, heart or liver problems, and chronic and severe vomiting or diarrhea, explains Mayo Clinic. When sodium levels drop slowly, the condition is called chronic hyponatremia and patients may experience nausea, vomiting, headache and confusion.Full Answer >