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Are Kerosene Fumes Dangerous
Safe: Kerosene lamps are safe, as long as you have some ventilation. ...Read more
Sure can: Any fumes in excess of the needed oxygen content you are required to take into your lungs can cause dizziness and if severe enough or prolonged enough can cause a person to pass out. This is simply based upon the brain not receiving enough oxygenated blood to maintain function. Need to have good ventilation in closed spaces when burning kerosene or simply leave the area till you recover. ...Read more
Is kerosene fumes bad we just in hooked a old heater and it's got a lil bit of smell is there and danger to that or the fumes from it?
Carbon Monoxide: You need to be absolutely sure that this unit does not release Carbon Monoxide (CO); get a monitor immediately; they are not expensive and can be life saving; ...Read more
I have a kerosene heater that's burning black smoke now my family of five has black boogers are we OK?
Vented?: Black smoke or no black smoke, if you do not have adequate ventilation in your home (especially in modern homes which are well insulated) there is a high risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. If you or anyone in your family are sleepy, confused or irritable, call 911 or go to an ER. Black smoke means that that the fuiel/air mix is off. See http://www. Yourheater. Com/express. Htm#Heatersmoking ...Read more
My friend has due to mistake swallowed kerosene oil, he has now severe chest problem. Plz suggest what he can do to keep him in a good health.?
Kerosene Aspiration: Kerosene aspiration can be a respiratory emergency because the oil is highly inflammatory to lung tissue and the damage to the tissue severely impairs the lungs' normal defense against foreign particles and bacteria. The oil can also carry germs from the throat into the lungs. Your friend needs to have his oxygen checked promptly, a chest x-ray, and possible hospitalization. Go to ed. ...Read more
Many people in my country drink kerosene in order to cure cancer or prevent it. Is this safe and is it proven to cure cancer?
That is dangerous!: This sounds crazy. Kerosene is a dangerous chemical to put inside your body. So do not believe this cooked up story. Go to a local Physician/doctor for reliable medical information. ...Read more
Last week my friend got kerosene on her neck. Now she have some burned area in that place applying silverex on that area is tat enough protecfrom scar?
Had kerosene heater on and was emitting black smoke. I looked in the mirror and my nose was filled with black stuff. Did it get in my lungs. Am I ok?
Air: As long as you do not have any symptoms you should be ok. Try to go outside a get some fresh air. ...Read more
I was suffering from lice infection and treated hair with medical oils and things like kerosene oil, mosquitoes sprays. Did it make my hair grow white?
No: You may have bleached your hair by treating them with bleaching substances, but the new hair when growing, will be of your normal color. ...Read more
Fumes from oil paint: Yes there are fumes from some oil paints and you should be careful using paint that has fumes. ...Read more
Not a good idea: These fumes can contain alkali which can cause erosions the tissue sof the mouth and lungs. They are also irritating and may lead to sneezing and coughing. Best to use these items as directed, try to get god ventilation and wear rubber gloves and eye protection. ...Read more
A friend asked me to help paint their house. I would have to bring my 4m old. Would it be dangerous for her to be around the fumes?
I accidentally preheated the oven with about 8 nonstick pans to 450. I inhaled the fumes for a couple mins, taking them out, how dangerous is this?
It's not: This is a common household exposure and you should be fine. ...Read more
Yes, breathing: Lye without appropriate protection such as Respirator mask may lead to lung injury. It's called Chemical pneumonitis. Please be careful and use the chemical under OSHA and professional supervision. ...Read more
Not much: Ammonia fumes are so obnoxious that not many people will tolerate prolonged exposure. Like chlorine bleach, ammonia can be irritating to the linings of the respiratory tract. Use your head and follow your senses: if it hurts, don't do it (or just avoid over-exposure). ...Read more
When turned all the way up can old fashion gas heaters still be dangerous to one's health...The fumes?
Exhausting how?: It depends--some were put in the room with no external exhaust--these can cause c02 and carbon monoxide buildup. Properly installed and vented floor / wall gas heaters should not pose that kind of risk and should only "smell" if dust/paint on surfaces too hot when run high. Need to have a carbon monoxide detector in home and if smelly, have service check of heater. ...Read more
Have an old scool car that has a constant petrol smell I drive with all widow down and only a few days a week is the petrol fumes dangerous for me...
Well: It can't be good. More importantly, however, you have a vehicle that sounds like an actual time bomb. Don't light a smoke in there. The explosive factor seems more concerning than the affect of the fumes. ...Read more
Are the fumes from dishsoap dangerous? My kid spilled some on the burner and I inhaled a big amount. My lungs are feeling wheezy now and got headach
Not good: If you're having trouble breathing go to ER or see your PCP. ...Read more
Wondering if it's dangerous to be in an enclosed room using nail varnish for hours breathing in the fumes?
Fumes are bad:
Yes it is dangerous to inhale nail varnish in an enclosed room. These fumes can cause damage to nasal and bronchial cilia.
Good ventilation is always best when there are fumes/vapors or strong odors. ...Read more
I have an antifreeze leak. I can smell the fumes when I drive. I know ingestion is bad, but is inhalation of fumes dangerous to my body? If so, how?
CarboN Monoxide: Fumes of the car contain carbon monoxide. This competes with oxygen producing hypoxemia causing headaches, nausea, dizziness, cardiac ischemia and arrhytmias, loss of consciousness and death. Never start a car with the garage door closed. Any headache inside of an (old)car may be related to scapes of carbon monoxide into the cabin. ...Read more
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