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- adj. Not toxic, or poisonous.
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- adj. Not toxic.
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- adj. safe to eat
- adj. not producing or resulting from poison
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If the patient has no symptoms following accidental ingestion of a "nontoxic" hydrocarbon, he or she can be observed at home.
Even Halloween face paint labeled "nontoxic" can contain poisonous metals.
However, there is currently no standard definition for the term "nontoxic," and unless otherwise specified, there is no organization independently verifying the claim.
The company's vice president of operations, Mr. Steiner, says that its custom-made cleaning fluid is "nontoxic" and that Heaven's Best is looking into getting it certified by a third-party organization.
If something says "nontoxic," there are no standards for what that has to mean.
And if anybody makes a claim that a supplement is "nontoxic" and better than a drug, that's based purely on opinion.
There are no U.S. government standards for "nontoxic" or "biodegradable," according to Rangan.
However, in all fairness to your friend, you can have a licensed plumber or pipe fitter fill your forced hot-water heating system with a special "nontoxic" antifreeze to protect it.
She also warns about buying products marked "nontoxic," because that word, in itself, doesn't say much.
"Basically, 'nontoxic' means there's no information to suggest toxicity in the regulatory realm," Taggart said.