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Can a person have ill effects from being exposed to polyurethane, acetone, rubbing alcohol, etc?

Can a person have ill effects from being exposed to polyurethane, acetone, rubbing alcohol, etc?

Exposure to chemical: Yes. Prolonged or excessive exposure to any of these substances can cause toxicity and illness. Always be careful when you are exposed to chemicals and protect yourself. ...Read more

Dr. Jenifer Lloyd
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Acetone (Definition)

This is a simple chemical, termed a ketone, which the body makes when sugar is in excess. It also is an effective cleaning, and sterilizing agent but can dissolve some plastics and is highly flammable in concentrated form. It is also used to remove cosmetic fingernails and to dissolve "crazy glue' when it is applied ...Read more


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Type 1 diabetic friend had too much alcohol and now has acetone breath very strong, how to help him?

Type 1 diabetic friend had too much alcohol and now has acetone breath very strong, how to help him?

Check blood sugar: Hi. Make sure she/he is taking her/his basal insulin, whether eating or not. DO NOT stop basal insulin. If patient has diabetic ketoacidosis (which is possible from your description), she/he may need to go to the ER. Don't stop insulin!!! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: acetone?

What is the definition or description of: acetone?

Organic chemical: This is a simple chemical, termed a ketone, which the body makes when sugar is in excess. It also is an effective cleaning, and sterilizing agent but can dissolve some plastics and is highly flammable in concentrated form. It is also used to remove cosmetic fingernails and to dissolve "crazy glue' when it is applied in the wrong place. ...Read more

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Allergic to acetone, what to avoid?

Allergic to acetone, what to avoid?

Polish remover: What you are describing is a possible contact dermatitis. Acetone is most often found in nail polish remover. It is best to avoid all products that contain acetone. ...Read more

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Why does acetone makes our nails chilly?

Low boiling point: Acetone has a low boiling point and therefore a fast evaporation rate. When acetone evaporates, this consumes energy and has a cooling effect. ...Read more

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What causes "acetone breath" in people with diabetes?

What causes "acetone breath" in people with diabetes?

Ketones: Ketones are chemicals produced when diabetics have blood sugars that are running to high. This is an ominous sign that you need to be doing much more to control your sugar through diet and medications. Failure to do so could land you in the intensive care unit of the hospital fighting for your life. You need to see your doctor asap to get this taken care of. ...Read more

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