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How do you test your carpet to see if it emits toxic fumes?

How do you test your carpet to see if it emits toxic fumes?

Carpet Toxins: Contact the environmental health center - dallas for a full evaluation of your home and its contents. They have many ways of testing for numerous environmental toxins. ...Read more

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What happens if you are exposed to toxic fumes from the carpet?

What happens if you are exposed to toxic fumes from the carpet?

Chemical Toxicity: It may make you subtly ill. It will probably not be obvious. If you are sensitive to other environmental chemicals, new carpet is not a good option for you. It can also harbor mold with mold toxins. Be aware of your environment. Trust your nose! ...Read more

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Do carpets emit toxic chemicals?

Do carpets emit toxic chemicals?

Environ. Toxins: All new carpets emit 14 different types of solvents, of which, stryrene and xylene are two. These can be very toxic to environmentally ill patients and babies. Never lie a baby on new carpet! ...Read more

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Which toxic fumes are typically in car paint?

The can: Read the back of the paint can and look up the individual chemicals or ask the paint company directly. ...Read more

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What toxic fumes can result in ards?

What toxic fumes can result in ards?

Irritating chemicals: ARDS is caused mainly by extensive lung inflammation and small blood vessel injury due to sepsis (bacterial infection of the blood), trauma and/or severe pulmonary infection such as pneumonia. However, ARDS also can be linked to multiple transfusions, inhalation of salt water, smoke inhalation of toxic chemicals, aspiration of vomit (inhaling vomit into the lungs), narcotics, sedatives, overdoses. ...Read more

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What should you do when you inhale toxic fumes?

Toxic fumes: Get away from the fumes as quickly as possible. Then call 911 or get to an emergency room. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will inhaling toxic fumes cause pleurisy?

Need doctor's help! will inhaling toxic fumes cause pleurisy?

Yes/no: Depends on the fumes. Lungs have no pain fibers. Most things inhaled may cause chemical burns to the large airways and cuase burning sensation. Pleurisy is the cover of the lungs and have pain fibers. If they are inflammation then yes=pain. I would avoid fumes if possible and use a respirator if needed. Fumes can also cause significant lung issues acute and chronic. ...Read more

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Can u hold ur breath for few seconds when preg? I didnt want to breath in toxic fumes but now worried I starved my embryo of oxygen?

Can u hold ur breath for few seconds when preg? I didnt want to breath in toxic fumes but now worried I starved my embryo of oxygen?

You're ok: You should be fine. You're embryo won't be starved of oxygen unless you are too and even then it takes a while before your overall body oxygen saturation drops enough to cause harm. ...Read more

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Radiator type oil-filled space heater in infant son's room was leaking.I didn't realize until a few days late.Was he exposed to toxic fumes?

Radiator type oil-filled space heater in infant son's room was leaking.I didn't realize until a few days late.Was he exposed to toxic fumes?

Probably not: The oil is not likely to be inhaled as it typically does not go into the gaseous or vapor state. However, i would discuss with your pediatrician. If you childe should begin wheezing, i would take him to the er. ...Read more

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I think my husband and I may have conceived a week ago yesterday I was standing next to a barbecue grill for about an hour talking with friends now I have a pretty bad cough I don t know what kind of grill it was I m wondering if toxic fumes may have been

I think my husband and I may have conceived a week ago yesterday I was standing next to a barbecue grill for about an hour talking with friends now I have a pretty bad cough I don t know what kind of grill it was I m wondering if toxic fumes may have been

Probably OK: While smoke form a grill could irritate your throat, it more likely you caught a virus at the gathering from contact with another party-goer. The smoke from a grill is not toxic per se and likely would have no affect on the pregnancy. ...Read more

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1-2 sq.ft of black (toxic?) and fuzzy white mold on carpeting next to 5 y.o. child bed for 1-2 months. Should we worry? Already removed after found.

1-2 sq.ft of black (toxic?) and fuzzy white mold on carpeting next to 5 y.o. child bed for 1-2 months. Should we worry? Already removed after found.

Doubt it: Of the dozens of dark/black molds only one is considered toxic and it is fairly uncommon. Lab testing could confirm the strain.If it is gone, there is no specific reason to worry. ...Read more

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Is there a test to see if dexamethasone is causing adverse reactions? Perhaps a blood test for its toxicity?

Is there a test to see if dexamethasone is causing adverse reactions? Perhaps a blood test for its toxicity?

Side effects: Dexamethazone is a powerful steroid. It has lots of side effects, including diabetes, obesity, hypertension, infections, psychological effects. But if you need it, then these are side effects that must be managed. Talk to you doctor. ...Read more

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Can fumes from dog urine in carpet affect your health?

Can fumes from dog urine in carpet affect your health?

Not likely: dog urine has high ammonia content and may be disagreeable to some people. it does not pose a health threat. may need potty training. ...Read more

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Someone applied spackle to seal a hole in the ground in my bathroom if i breathe in the fumes is it toxic?

Someone applied spackle to seal a hole in the ground in my bathroom if i breathe in the fumes is it toxic?

No: It just isn't. Please forgive my frankness. Do yourself a favor and stop readnig internet scare stories. People make this stuff up, based sometimes on junk-science work (anything can damage cells in a petri dish), pretending to be your friends to sell you stuff you don't need. If "spackle", which has been around since I was a kid, were dangerous, some research piranha would have proved it. ...Read more

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Roommate washed dieselsoaked clothes couple weeks ago. Just did 2 loads (clothes &bedding) before realizing the smell. How toxic are the fumes?

No health risk: Repeated or continue expousre to diesel fumes could cause health problems after a few months or year, but a brief exposure like this won't do anything bad. Just open the windows, let the place air out, and don't worry about it. ...Read more