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how do you get bleach poisioning

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Call: 911 and be rushed to the EMERGENCY room

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Dr. Robert Stuart
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No: Bleach will cause severe burns of the GI tract and should never be ingested.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Many possibilities. : Lead was used as an additive to paints used in home building years ago & the inhalation of paint dust during renovations, or kids chewing on cribs pai ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Lead in environment: Sources of lead include old paint (babies chewing on windowsills); soil near a highway; pottery with lead based glaze (usually imported); and some toy ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Tainted food.: Usually by eating tainted or undercooked food especially eggs or chicken.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Curtis Wong
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Deodorant poisoning: Occurs only if you ingest the product. When used externally as directed, it is not dangerous or toxic.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Industry: Known exposures are usually in industry, and depending where you are, industrial medicine / hygiene may be imperfect and allow unfortunate things to h ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Blood tests: Blood lead levels are available through many labs. Xrays of the long bones may may reveal past lead exposure with characteristic lead lines.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Propane fumes: Yes. Poisoning depends on the amount of propane fumes, the length of time of exposure, the concentration of the fumes, whether there is any ventilati ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
39 years experience Dermatology
Hard to say: There are lead testing kits that can give you a quick answer, but you'd have to have the pottery in-hand to do the test.

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