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the family of marine fish known as toadfish. They are extremely poisonous and ingestion of them causes severe illness and often death. The toxic agent is tetrodotoxin.

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Q. What happens if you use a puffer and you don’t even have asthma? Okay, when i was younger, around 7 or 8 years old, i couldn’t breathe for a while and my doctor told me to get a puffer. When I got my puffer, it didn’t help with the breathing. So now that I’m older I was wondering what happens if you use a puffer and you don’t even have asthma? Does it affect your lungs or anything??

A. There are side effects to any medication. So why using any unnecessary medication? The inhaler could have salbutamol which will cause tachycardia (heart racing) for nothing. That’s not really a good thing for long term use. Or it can have steroids, that is REALLY not good for you … so just refrain.

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The Globefish report details figures by species and country.
According to the study, published under the auspices of the FAO unit's Globefish research program, "nominal catches" for 1993 (estimated) were 2,731,900 tons, versus 3,148,900 in 1992.
82 kilograms, according to a Globefish report cited at the recent International Seafood Conference in Bangkok.
Published by Globefish, the division's research arm, the study documents Europe's increasing dependence on Latin America, Africa and Asia for species like hake, tuna, shark and dogfish, shrimp and cephalopods.
Fish and seafood is shown as the largest category, at 256,700 tons - and that jibes with a figure of 260,000 tons reported by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's Globefish Research Program (see QFFI, July 1991, page 86).
18 million metric tons of seafood consumed in Spain during 1988, according to a report recently published by the FAO Globefish Research Program.