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Exposure To Diesel Fumes
Varied: Certainly the noxious odor is the first; prolonged exposure can lead to a feeling of breathlessness, and even to passing out from it. My advice would be to ensure adequate ventillation if you have to be around them; or simply be as far away from them as possible. ...Read more
Could diesel fumes cause scar tissue and fibrosis - if the diesel fumes are in the work environment?
I am on antibiotics prescribed for bronchitis. I have a resting heartbeat of 114 bpm. Is it safe to be working in a place with diesel fumes and such?
Stay away from fumes: If you have bronchitis I would advise you stay from anything that might cause further irritation such as diesel fumes. Plus I would advise you get that resting heartbeat of 114 checked out. Go back to your doctor who prescribed the antibiotics and tell him/her about your high resting heart beat. ...Read more
Any: All burning plastic fumes are toxic. Our bodies can clear the damaging chemicals but any amount puts a stress on the detox capabilities, and some of the chemicals can cause permanent damage. There isn't any treatment to help with the detoxification after you've recovered from exposure but if you have any breathing problems you should get a pulmonary evaluation. ...Read more
Can paint fumes cause permanent damage five minutes Exposure? I believe it was latex paint not sure tho in was indoors at apartments
My husband needs to paint our soon to be nursery room. Ideally when should he do so for baby & I to avoid exposure of fumes. Currently 20 wks?
You have time: Most paints will dry in 48-72 hours with proper ventilation. If you are concerned about fume exposure, it would be best if you were not around when he did it. Once it is done, stay out of the room for the next 2-3 days. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Spray paint death: Hello ~ no probably not but you will feel nauseous and have a headache and difficulty breathing. You need a proper OSHA recommended respirator when you spray paint, and its recommended because failure to use one has serious long and short term effects. Use a RESPIRATOR! Thanks ...Read more
Chemical fumes: Yes. Discuss with your employer and Dr ...Read more
Accidently punutred lithuim battery and it had small fumes I breathed in I cleaned up mess and washed hands should I worry about exposure of any kind?
Generally no.: There are a large number of different Li batteries, but they are not usually toxic. Those that are more dangerous are not usually available to the general public. There might have been some immediate irritation of your nasal passages, but this should have resolved quickly especially if the exposure was small. ...Read more
Could dementia be triggered or accelerated by exposure to spray paint fumes or does that sound crazy? Thanks!
How much does risk of cancer increase from exposure to polyurethane fumes? When and how should we start screening kids for cancer due to the exposure?
Hard to quantify: Depends on how much exposure, for how long. For typical household refinishing floors and letting things air out before you come back in house, probably pretty hard to say there's a direct link or need for rapid screening. If there is a more prolonged and heavy exposure, would be a good idea to see what you can do to reduce it and consider talking with your kids' doc. ...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?
Rode gocarts and bumper boats at park 6 weeks pregnant. Worried about exposure to gocart fumes/debris and chemicals in water from guns on boats.?
No: I wouldn't worry to much as exposure is very limited. ...Read more
What can I do to help ease effects of over exposure to lacquer fumes? Headache and stomach with severe fatigue.
Duration??: What is the duration of your symptoms? If you believe this is a chronic relationship (a reason why you'd be asking the question) then are you implying recurrent exposure? Individual exposure should promptly resolve for these types of symptoms. Are you sure there is cause and effect, rather than co-occurence of independent processes? What is the social setting? Need formal eval. ...Read more
I had an attack of acute pancreatitis due to alcohol consumption and extended exposure to toxic fumes from this epoxy. How long not to drink?
If family is getting headaches during exposure to recently-refinished wood floors fumes (polyurethane), what should we do? Do headaches= brain damage?
Should I tell my physician that I was exposed to long term co2 fumes from my car? I have heart trouble, could co2 exposure contribute to this?
Not sure: I'm not sure how to answer your question. If this is recent and the symptoms you describe are new, then yes, you should go to the er and talk to your physician about it later. But if you're saying you recently realized that the exposure has been something that has been ongoing, then I think you should make an appt and discuss it with him/her. ...Read more
I had a gasoline can inside my car today that leaked. The fumes were very strong and I quickly rolled down my windows. Will this brief but powerfully strong smelling exposure cause permanent lung, heart or other damage to my health? Why or why not?
That: Brief exposure is likely insufficient to cause any damage. ...Read more
I spray painted one of my hockey sticks and now I have a burning throat, how long exposure to the fumes roughly can lead to a side effects?
If the exposure-: -was short, U should B fine. If long, & persistent C Ur PCP 4 eval. Never do this in an enclosed space, must B done in a well ventilated space or outside. ...Read more
Yesterday I was exposed to bleach for approximately 11 hrs off and on, breathing the fumes and also exposure through cuts on my hands. Today I woke up with a terrible migraine, stuffy/runny nose, chills and a general feeling of malaise. Could this be rela
Yes: This would be consistent with irritant effect from the fumes, particularly if bothersome during the exposure. Increase ventilation next time if possible and/or consider wearing protective equipment. It may also be coincidence (if, for example, you've contracted a cold) ...Read more
I am concerned because I breathed in some heavy diesel exhaust briefly (a few minutes). Can a few short heavy exposures cause permanent lung damage/disease? What about permanent coronary damage from tiny particulate matter getting into bloodstream?
No worries: Nothing permanent happens from that small exposure to diesel fumes. Luckily, in the U.S., cars that run on diesel have "clean diesel" engines now, without the old diesel fumes of the past. Other vehicles (trucks, buses, older cars, etc.) can still have smelly dark diesel exhaust. ...Read more
Avoid the dust!: Toner dust may contain cadmium, mercury and lead. Besides irritating the skin, these may be carcinogenic. The company selling these products will advise you on how to safely handle them. Modern cartridges should involve no contact with the contained black dust. If you are at risk of getting dust on your hand, or in your lungs, I would be caution and use gloves and a mask. ...Read more
How were you exposed to this element? We are all exposed to it through our televisions.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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