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Can you get poisoning from propane fumes?

Can you get poisoning from propane fumes?

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 ventilation, and the age and health of the person exposed.

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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What are the symptoms of propane poisoning?

What are the symptoms of propane poisoning?

Propane Poisoning: Propane is a colorless and odorless flammable gas. This gas takes the place of oxygen is the lungs making it difficuly to breathe. Symptoms are:burning sensation, convulsions, cough, diarrhea, dizziness, fever, nausea, vomiting, and nervousness. Call poison control if this suspected at 1-800-222-1222.

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Working in environment wear solder lead is being used fumes present in room can I get lead poisoning being in room 4-6hours?

Working in environment wear solder lead is being used fumes present in room can I get lead poisoning being in room 4-6hours?

Monitor: Hopefully there are health standards being followed. If you are concerned obtain a lead level. Talk to your company about your concerns as this likely involves other workers. All the best and be safe.

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Having a bonfire and threw 3 aluminum cans in. After they melted is it possible to get aluminum poisoning from the fumes of them?

Having a bonfire and threw 3 aluminum cans in. After they melted is it possible to get aluminum poisoning from the fumes of them?

Not likely: Here is a fascinating study of fumes from campfires down by the Rocky Mountain Forest Service. Metal fumes in garbage thrown into campfires that appeared to be a problem were cadmium (from batteries), lead, beryllium, and mercury. See http://www. Fs.fed. Us/t-d/pubs/htmlpubs/htm04232327/page01.htm

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If someone that is exposed to solder fumes for a few hours from working with art supplies have a good chance at lead poisoning Fumes at a far no mask?

If someone that is exposed to solder fumes for a few hours from working with art supplies have a good chance at lead poisoning Fumes at a far no mask?

Need more info: Is the exposure just a few hours or a few hour/day? If the latter, there may be cause for concern. If you have prolonged exposure you may wish to consult your doctor for blood lead test.

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What are the symptoms of poisoning from paint thinner fumes?

Toxins - Chemicals: Headaches, wooziness, fainting, nausea and vomitting. Move the patient out of the environment where the fumes are present and let them breathe fresh air. If they are too ill, call 911.

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Do I need to see a doctor if I think I was poisoned by propane fumes?

Yes: Anytime you believe you are poisoned by a substance, the sooner you are seen the better. You may think it is propane but could be something else. Why take the risk? Get checked out and the sooner the better.

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Is it harmful to breath in propane fumes my neighbor downstairs has a leak cause that's all I smell they have a one and seven year old children?

Is it harmful to breath in propane fumes my neighbor downstairs has a leak cause that's all I smell they have a one and seven year old children?

Get Help!!: Yes, it can be harmful to breathe propane but not as harmful as being in the house or nearby when the accumulated propane explodes. Alert your neighbors right away of the danger of the propane leak. If they don't listen or care, then call the fire department but stay away from that leak until he fixes it and if they continue to expose their children after that, call child protective services.

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What are the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning? I have frequent headaches and tire easily sometimes. Can my car leak carbon monoxide fumes inside?

What are the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning? I have frequent headaches and tire easily sometimes. Can my car leak carbon monoxide fumes inside?

Yes, risk is present: You may experience headaches only while in your car, your fingertips may turn cherry red, you might be spacey, light-headed, dizzy, nauseated, and if so, could be carbon monoxide exposure. So, if you have an older car, and visible exhaust with a lot of wear and tear, best to have it checked. Also, at home, always have place carbon monoxide detector, as furnaces have potential for harm.

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How do you get lead poisoning?

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 painted with lead paint provided some. Exposure to clothes of someone working in around lead (battery reclamation) or that from lead paint on decorative dishes were also common. Removal of lead from many of these products has reduced public risk.

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How can you get lead poisoning?

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 toys have been found to have lead based paint (again- imported. Lead based paint is no longer used in the US.

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How do you get salmonella poisoning?

How do you get salmonella poisoning?

Tainted food.: Usually by eating tainted or undercooked food especially eggs or chicken.

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How does one get deodorant poisoning?

How does one get deodorant poisoning?

Deodorant poisoning: Occurs only if you ingest the product. When used externally as directed, it is not dangerous or toxic.

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How can you get heavy metal poisoning?

How can you get heavy metal poisoning?

Industry: Known exposures are usually in industry, and depending where you are, industrial medicine / hygiene may be imperfect and allow unfortunate things to happen. Lead from paint / plumbing in old homes is serious. Arsenic and less often thallium are homicidal poisons; I've run into both. There are crooked labs that will overdiagnose heavy metal poisoning. Good luck sorting it out.

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How can I get tested for lead poisoning?

How can I get tested for lead poisoning?

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.

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Can I get lead poisoning from pottery from china?

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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Do kids still get lead poisoning in the us? What are the sources?

Do kids still get lead poisoning in the us? What are the sources?

Yes/depends: Lead is still an issue but less common. Since the removal from most paints and gasoline, the incidence has dropped but the impact is still worrisome enough to be monitored. Random cases have emerged from kids gnawing on painted toys imported from overseas, home renovations, parents bringing home contaminated clothing for lead foundries. It can emerge in any ethnic/socioeconomic situation.

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