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Are bleach fumes pretty harmful?

Are bleach fumes pretty harmful?

Can be: Exposure to bleach fumes can damage upper airway causing caustic burn and resultant edema (swelling) leading to acute respiratory distress if significant. Also, burns to the nose, throat and eyes can be at least irritating to a more severe in nature depending on the concentration of the bleach and the length of exposure. ...Read more

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What are some dangers of clorox bleach fumes?

What are some dangers of clorox bleach fumes?

Minimal: Your body will tell you when too much is too much. While some people can tolerate a lot, some people are highly sensitive and their bodies react at very low levels. Read the warnings on the label: "do not use in small or confined areas; insure adequate ventilation, etc". Of course extreme exposure can cause a chemical bronchitis or pneumonitis which is more serious. So if it stings, avoid it. ...Read more

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Can bleach fumes cause eye damage?

Can bleach fumes cause eye damage?

Yes: The external eye, the conjunctiva and cornea are extremely sensitive and prone to damage to acid or base. More so to base. If the bleach is very strong the fumes can cause a chemical burn. If you work with these compounds you must wear the correct protective eye and respiratory wear. ...Read more

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Could bleach fumes cause or bring on a migrane headache?

Could bleach fumes cause or bring on a migrane headache?

Yes, absolutely: Migraine headaches are often triggered by strong sensory stimulants, such as bright lights, flashing lights, loud noises, or strong smells. If you have migraines, it is important to learn what triggers your migraines. For more information see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/ ...Read more

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Possible to get bronchitis from inhaling bleach fumes?

Possible to get bronchitis from inhaling bleach fumes?

Yes: Chlorine fumes are very irritating to the lung so that can easily cause bronchitis if the concentration is high enough, the good news is that the lung tissues heal quickly so there shouldn't be any long-term damage. ...Read more

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Chest pain after inhaling bleach fumes?

Chest pain after inhaling bleach fumes?

Probably lungs: It may be due to chemical irritation of the lungs ("pneumonitis"), which can be mild to life threatening, depending on the agent and extent of exposure. If symptoms persist or are severe, seek medical assistance. ...Read more

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Can i burn my esophagus with bleach fumes from cleaning?

Can i burn my esophagus with bleach fumes from cleaning?

That would be bad: To do that you would have to swallow it, a very bad idea. ...Read more

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I inhale bleach fumes and now all I can smell and like the taste of bleach am I gonna be alright?

I inhale bleach fumes and now all I can smell and like the taste of bleach am I gonna be alright?

Get help immediately: Inhaling bleach fumes not only can cause irritation to the lungs. Contact with skin and eyes can also cause irritation. Bleach consists of chlorine and lye, both of which are toxic agents. Chronic inhalation can also potentially result in injury to other organs, including the brain. Recommend going to the nearest urgent care or emergency room for immediate evaluation. It is extremely dangerous . ...Read more