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Doctor insights on: Chlorine Damage

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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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Can diesel fumes cause brain damage?

Can diesel fumes cause brain damage?

Not alone: The new diesel 2 is very clean. It is not toxic. Old diesel fumes could be irritating, but not dangerous. The major risk is too much fumes with carbon monoxide instead of oxygen. This can occur with any exhaust especially poorly functioning heaters or old cars. ...Read more

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Can the chlorine in a pool damage our eyes?

Can the chlorine in a pool damage our eyes?

Pool: The chlorine does cause a low grade chemical conjunctivitis which resolves on its own after about a day. If you plan to open your eyes under water, wear goggles, and definitely do not wear contact lenses. Take care. ...Read more

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Should hydrogen peroxide cause permanent skin damage?

Should hydrogen peroxide cause permanent skin damage?

Dont leave it on: I wouldnt soak your hand in it, otherwise, it is harmless if used to clean wounds. ...Read more

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Can minimal exposure to cigarette smoke cause permanent brain damage?

Can minimal exposure to cigarette smoke cause permanent brain damage?

Probably not measure: Cigarette smoke affects the lungs, bladder, heart and blood vessels. It might cause some subtle brain damage but the brain has significant barriers to toxins and so the effect if any is probably close to unmeasurable. The toxic effects of smoking are so obvious that quitting is the only rational pathway. ...Read more

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Will bleach in ears damage hearing?

Will bleach in ears damage hearing?

Yes: Bleach is caustic and can damage living tissues including the ear canal and eardrum. ...Read more

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Will chlorine in the swimming pool hurt severe sunburn?

Will chlorine in the swimming pool hurt severe sunburn?

Regardless of : Chlorine, if you have severe burning do you really want to be back in the sun before getting in some healing time? ...Read more

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Does pool chlorine bleach your skin?

Does pool chlorine bleach your skin?

POOL CHLORINE: THE CONCENTRATION OF THE POOL CHLORINE IS SO TINY THAT THERE IS ALMOST NO CHANCE THAT IT WOULD HARM YOUR SKIN. ...Read more

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Might frequent use of harsh cleaning chemicals cause brain damage?

Might frequent use of harsh cleaning chemicals cause brain damage?

Maybe: This would depend on the types of chemicals, whether they were inhaled, how much exposure it was, and if they could cross the blood brain barrier. ...Read more

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Which brain damage can solvents cause?

Which brain damage can solvents cause?

Many: It depends on the solvent but, neurons can be easily injured by potent chemicals. Sense of smell, touch, balance and sight might become altered. ...Read more

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Could alcohol damage your brain permanently?

Could alcohol damage your brain permanently?

Yes: Alcohol can cause permanent problems with hallucinations. It can lead to alcoholic dementia. It can also lead to a condition called wernicke-korsakoff encephalopathy. Yes, alcohol can cause permanent brain damage. ...Read more

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Will rubbing alcohol in perforated eardrum cause damage?

Will rubbing alcohol in perforated eardrum cause damage?

Don't Do it !: The tympanic membrane (eardrum) is not intact so - the alcohol can flow right through it. ...Read more

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Does alcohol poisoning cause brain damage?

Does alcohol poisoning cause brain damage?

Yes: Acute and chronic alcoholism affect brain function. Chronic alcoholism may cause dementia. Acute alcoholism may cause delirium, memory lapses or amnesia. The old saying that every single drink of alcoholic drinks kills brain cells is not literarily truth but other changes in the synapsis of neurons do occur. ...Read more

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Can fiberglass inhalation damage your teeth?

Can fiberglass inhalation damage your teeth?

Is it: Oral inhalation or nasal inhalation. In any event neither would be good for you. Wear protective face masks. In terms of dental damage doubtful if its a one time accidental inhalation. With that said you would need to be examined before a diagnosis can be made. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Would common household cleaning products cause permanent brain damage?

Would common household cleaning products cause permanent brain damage?

Many are toxic: Ammonia, bleach and organic solvents are all potentially toxic. ...Read more

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Can uv rays cause damage?

Can uv rays cause damage?

Yes: Uv rays are a component of natural sunlight and are responsible for tanning. They cause with repeated exposure, skin changes and cancer later in life. They have been implicated in the development of cataracts and retinal changes in the eyes. High intensity uv can cause burns and corneal erosions (welders arc burn). ...Read more

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How much smoking causes permanent irreversible damage?

How much smoking causes permanent irreversible damage?

One cig: Every one that you smoke invites extra white blood cells in that break down the elastic fibers that make it possible for you to exhale. They're not growing back. As these go, emphysema gets worse and worse. Stop now. Your cancer risk, which is different and also very unpleasant, starts to increase over base after 10 pack-years or so. ...Read more

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How to treat nerve damage from inhaling duster?

How to treat nerve damage from inhaling duster?

Difficult question: Not sure what you inhaled. Nerve damage is usually acute or chronic. Acute damage can recover with time and good health habits. Chronic damage may be permanent. Unsure what nerves were damaged? If in the lungs, very difficult to treat. If more diffuse in peripheral distribution, may respond to treatment with therapy and medication. A thorough neurological evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more