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Hazards of using cleaning products with bleach and ammonia products?

Hazards of using cleaning products with bleach and ammonia products?

Offgassing: Mixing bleach and ammonia is extremely dangerous and not recommended as it produces toxic gasses. Don't do it. http://chemistry.about.com/od/toxicchemicals/a/mixing-bleach-and-ammonia.htm. ...Read more

Dr. Patrick Sweet III
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Toxic Exposure (Definition)

Being in contact with a substance at concentration, quantity, and situation known to cause disturbances in a ...Read more


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Should survivors of pulmonary emboli avoid exposure to aresol products like air fresheners and cleaning chemicals?

Should survivors of pulmonary emboli avoid exposure to aresol products like air fresheners and cleaning chemicals?

Not particularly: Everybody should avoid chemicals. Survivors of pulmonary emboli have no particular susceptibility. ...Read more

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Should you avoid using skincare products which contains fragrance?

Should you avoid using skincare products which contains fragrance?

If you are: overly sensitive to fragrances - that would be recommended. Take care. ...Read more

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Can inhaling household cleaning and laundry products cause seizures?

Can inhaling household cleaning and laundry products cause seizures?

Possibly: Wrong combination can generate chlorine gas, which can damage eyes, nose, throat, lungs, even cause death. Depending on ingredients, inhalation might cause seizures. Use such products in well-ventilated area; follow use directions; don't mix products together. ...Read more

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Can frequent use of harsh cleaning chemicals cause skin damage?

Can frequent use of harsh cleaning chemicals cause skin damage?

Yes: Dries and irritates skin. Use protection such as blue totes to protect hands. In small poorly ventilated spaces open window and wear face mask if available for string odors. ...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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Are products like chlorox bleach; clr; or ammonia for cleaning, dangerous cancer causing chemicals?

Are products like chlorox bleach; clr; or ammonia for cleaning, dangerous cancer causing chemicals?

No: The substances that actually put a person at seriously increased risk for cancer are those that damage dna itself, which these simple molecules do not do efficiently. At worst, they might speed the development of a cancer initiated by smoking. But it is important for your general health that you use these chemicals only in a well-ventilated area. ...Read more

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Do household cleaning products trigger svt?

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Do household cleaning products trigger svt?

Inhalation or: Occupational exposure to noxious fumes may trigger svt..Discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Can using dryer sheets for laundry harm baby (32 weeks pregnant)? Just read that they contain toxic chemicals and we use them for all of our laundry.

Can using dryer sheets for laundry harm baby (32 weeks pregnant)? Just read that they contain toxic chemicals and we use them for all of our laundry.

Not a significant Pb: The minimal exposure one has to these products makes any problem very unlikely.Of the chemicals listed as toxic, ethanol, has most likely evaporated before use, & the fragrances that have some toxicity are similar to those in other areas of your life.Work site, home, public gatherings. You can reduce the issue if you use anti static balls, or vinegar soaked pads. ...Read more

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Is methanol in some kinds of household cleaning product, like medicine, solvents etc.?

Is methanol in some kinds of household cleaning product, like medicine, solvents etc.?

No: Methanol is a poison if ingested. The medical form used for human consumption is ethyl alcohol or ethanol. ...Read more

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Are cleansers and moisturizers containing alcohol & fragrance bad for acne-prone skin?

Are cleansers and moisturizers containing alcohol & fragrance bad for acne-prone skin?

Alcohol? No. : Alcohol is a good cleanser. Fragrances can contain so many substances that you have no idea what you may be sensitive to. Keep it simple. One ingredient at a time. ...Read more

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Asbestos solvent used for removal of asbestos toxic, good idea?

Asbestos solvent used for removal of asbestos toxic, good idea?

No solvent: There is no solvent for asbestos. It is a very stable and durable mineral. The only way to remove it is to physically collect and contain it. Asbestos itself is not toxic, but when it gets into the body the small fibers cause damage over time because the body can't get rid of them. ...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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Can I use products containing various types of alcohol externally (face wash, shampoo, etc.) if not containing ethanol? Would Etg/ets test negative?

Can I use products containing various types of alcohol externally (face wash, shampoo, etc.) if not containing ethanol? Would Etg/ets test negative?

Not necessarily: Depending on the cut off level of the ETG test, use of alcohol hand sanitizers can produce a positive result. If you need to have a clean ETG test, stay away from alcohol in any form, skin products, mouth washes, cough syrups etc. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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15 weeks pregnant. Used lysol cleaning wipes to clean bathrooms. No gloves. Had room fan on, and no windows. Is this ok? Wipes also contain peroxide.

15 weeks pregnant. Used lysol cleaning wipes to clean bathrooms. No gloves. Had room fan on, and no windows. Is this ok? Wipes also contain peroxide.

Cleaning products: Lysol wipes are safe and peroxide used topically is safe as well, i'm not aware of any pregnancy warnings. The fan is helpful and if there are fumes, the window should be open. There are however lots of natural cleaning solutions that you can make yourself that would be safer. ...Read more

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Is food cooking on painted cookware (enamel) dangerous as toys with lead paint?

Is food cooking on painted cookware (enamel) dangerous as toys with lead paint?

Only if the enamel..: ...Is in itself toxic. Oaxacan pottery, from mexico, is a famous offender. ...Read more

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Are hair dyes safe? Fumes irritate me.

Are hair dyes safe? Fumes irritate me.

Generally are TOXIC!: This is a great question. Few people (including doctors) realize how toxic most hair dyes are. Hair dyes can cause asthma & allergic reactions and are associated with increased risk of certain cancers (like non-hodgkin's lymphoma) & primary biliary cirrhosis, a lethal condition. However, not all dyes are equally toxic- there are safe alternatives like henna. See www.Squidoo.Com/hairdyedangers. ...Read more

Cleaning Products (Definition)

Cleaning products are chemicals used ...Read more