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Could you get sick from breathing in gasoline?

Could you get sick from breathing in gasoline?

Fumes are unhealthy: Volatile fumes from gasoline, glue, paint, etc..., are bad because they diffuse throughout the body after inhalation. The fumes one smells at a gas station are diluted by the air, so don't cause illness. If one purposely sniffs gasoline or glue, or accidentally gets too much fumes while painting inside a closet, he can get damage to the lungs, brain, etc..., especially with repeated exposures. ...Read more

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Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Can breathing in gasoline fumes get you sick?

Can breathing in gasoline fumes get you sick?

Yes: Volatile fumes from gasoline, glue, paint, etc..., are bad because they diffuse throughout the body after inhalation. The fumes one smells at a gas station are diluted by the air, so don't cause illness. If one purposely sniffs gasoline or glue, or accidentally gets too much fumes while painting inside a closet, he can get damage to the lungs, brain, etc..., especially with repeated exposures. ...Read more

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Very strong smell of gasoline after spillage in home, opened windows but still strong smell could this damage health by breathing in while sleeping?

Very strong smell of gasoline after spillage in home, opened windows but still strong smell could this damage health by breathing in while sleeping?

Yes!: Please take this seriously. Avoid exposure as much as possible. Please have the spill professionally cleaned. Even very low level exposure to volatile organics over the long term can be detrimental. ...Read more

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I work at a place where I am exposed to /breathing gasoline, amonia , and jet-a are those related to my high sgot=44, and sgpt=95

I work at a place where I am exposed to /breathing  gasoline, amonia , and jet-a are those related to my high sgot=44, and sgpt=95

Not sure but: Possible. It could also be from meds side effect, intake of alcohol, viral infection, autoimmune condition etc. Any breathing problems and chest xray findings.Follow up with ur pcp and gi. Best wishes! http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/liver-function-test-lft. http://www.healthline.com/health/gasoline. ...Read more

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I had to clean out a freezer with 1 year old rotting meat. Could I get sick from breathing around it?

I had to clean out a freezer with 1 year old rotting meat. Could I get sick from breathing around it?

Rotting meat: Rotting meat will only make one ill if one ingests meat that is infected with a bacteria or touches its bacteria filled juices & then touches mouth/mucous membranes or touches contaminated surfaces and then touches one's mouth or mucous membranes. ...Read more

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Why I get sick a lot like I get a lot of cold And coughing and breathing problem and allergic reaction but my friends don't have a cat.

Why I get sick a lot like I get a lot of cold And coughing and breathing problem and allergic reaction but my friends don't have a cat.

Not only cats: cause allergies, dogs, dust mites, molds, pollens and cockroaches too, are just examples of other matters in the environment that can still be a cause for allergies, you could be having chronic inflammation of your airways causing those symptoms, allergy evaluation is needed to know if such inflammation is due to allergies,check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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I share a room, and my roommate is sick with flu. I'm 6 feet away from him, can I get sick from the air he was breathing into all night?

Kind off: you can, try to protect yourself by staying away and may be wear a mask, and stay well hydrated, and take some extra vitamin C and ZINK, to boost your immune system. ...Read more