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Prestonsburg, KY
A 40-year-old female asked:

Burnt a nylon jacket on the stove. inhaled a lot of the fumes and feel sick. left the house and left windows open. when will it be safe to go back in?

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Dr. Paul Garrett
Radiology 42 years experience
Burning nylon: Fumes from burning nylon probably didn't do your liver any favors, but overall it will handle it OK, if this is the only insult. I'm sure your lungs and bronchi weren't too happy either, but likely no lasting damage. I would stay out until you don't see smoke. You may want to set up a fan to blow out the window if it still stinks. Eat light if nauseated, it should pass.
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