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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. ...Read more
Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
A public bus i caught had strong engine oil fumes inside - worried about co poisoning. When does brain damage occur from this kind of exposure?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Lead pipes: In older homes may still exist so yes. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
No: I don't think so. I am a pediatrician so none of my patients have gunshot wounds (so far!). I think that the lead in a bullet is inert and is not absorbed (the bullet does not slowly dissolve). Lead poisoning in children typically comes from chronic ingestion of lead dust from paint chips and other sources. Perhaps one of the adult docs could give some additional information. ...Read more
Do you know if i could get lead poisoning from herbalife? What are the symptoms and how do I get tested?
Don't worry: Herbalife is a big-big-money multilevel marketing scheme offering products that i think most healthtap physicians wouldn't recommend. From my reading, the allegations of lead in the products were brought by a single career criminal for whatever reason. If you want to be tested for lead poisoning, any physician can do it. ...Read more
Food Poisoning: Food poisoning can be caused by bacteria (E.coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Shigells, Staphylococcus Aureus, C. botulinum, Clostridium perfingens, V. cholerae, C. jenui.), viruses ((Norovirus, Rotovirus and Hepatitis A)& toxins in food Ciguatera in tropical fish that have eaten toxic plankton, Shellfish fed on toxic algae, Scromboid in poorly refrigerated dark meat fish,Puffer fish. Some mushrooms > ...Read more
Yes: Carbon dioxide is a gas that is normally found in the body produced by cellular metabolism. Levels can rise as a result of multiple disease conditions like respiratory failure. However , overdose not related to illness can occur on other settings. Co2 has industrial uses and accidental overdoses have occurred. ...Read more
Unlikely but possabl: The dry and salty nature of most chips make them an unlikely source of food poisoning as germs are unlikely to survive for extended periods on this surface. However, the chip bowl may be tainted as well as the hands that put them out. The dip is a more likely source due to the moisture content and mix of nutrients germs love. ...Read more
Yes: Food poisoning can come from any food item. All it takes is enough bacteria to accumulate in the food so that when we eat it our bodies become ill. Generally our bodies will recover in a short period - days to weeks. (but, those can be some pretty miserable days!) use care when storing food or eating/reheating leftovers. ...Read more
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