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What Are The Symptoms Of Poisoning From Paint Thinner Fumes
Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze. . . are all ...Read more
Toxins: You should always be in a well ventilated area when you are exposed to fumes. Do what you have to do to get away from petroleum fumes as soon as you can. There really is no safe exposure. ...Read more
First thing is to rinse the eye thoroughly with any liquid, saline is best, but tap water will do. At least 10 minutes.
Then get seen by the eye md or er, to tell if you have a serious chemical injury. Damage is worse if the chemical is basic, and less worrisome if acidic. ...Read more
Nothing good: They could die or at least suffer major damage. ...Read more
How dangerous is to live next door to a home, specifically a garage where paint thinner/paint are used daily and for hours at a time? I have a 9mo old
Unlikely: Fumes could affect you NEXT DOOR....usually harmful in ENCLOSED SPACE! Its NOT unusual to SMELL these solvents for long distances. SMELL alone is not dangerous! ...Read more
Could ingesting small amount of paint thinner be deadly or poisonous? What immediate actions should one take?
Possible ER: Even small amounts of paint thinners (hydrocarbons) can cause significant problems most commonly lung problems. Symptoms of pneumonia can occur 4 to 6 hours after ingestion. It is not recommending to induce vomiting as that increases the risk of lung problems. I do not know what a small quantity truly means. If it was essentially a drop or two you are probably safe. If it was more seek ER advice ...Read more
Gloves.: Getting some gloves that protect you against the chemicals you work with is the only way to go here. Also many chemicals are carinogenic, meaning if your directly exposed to them they can cause cancer. This might not happen today or tomorrow but can show up 20-30 years down the road. Be smart and safe, protect yourself please. ...Read more
Nose: Hard to answer based on your description. ...Read more
Paint thinner: You die or get brain knock out or liver poison. ...Read more
No: Paint thinner is caustic and can cause significant ocular damage if prolonged contact occurs. If you flush it out quickly, severe injury can be avoided. Vision after a corneal burn from paint thinner will be poor immediately after the injury but should improve as the eyes heal. The final vision varies depending on the extent of the injury. ...Read more
Will paint thinner cause the eye to have to be removed from the socket if left unflushed I just got paint thinner in my eye and flushed it out so no problems now but what happens if it is not flushed out I have been trying to find the answer online and ha
Paint: Paint thinner is a solvent and can cause a chemical inflammation and irritation of the surface of the eye, but will not "melt" the eye out. Your own natural blinking mechnism will wash much of a toxin out, but flushing it out with water or eye irrigant (available at drug stores) is the best thing to do in order to dilute out the chemical and lessen local irritation. Severe cases can result in sloughing of the entire corneal epithelium which is painful and can take many days to heal even with the best of medical care. ...Read more
Dermatitis: There's a good chance that your skin is reacting to the paint thinner. Avoid chemical contact and see if skin gets better. If this is related to your job then have employer provide you with gloves and see your doctor to document this occupational illness/injury. ...Read more
Body sore boobs hurt paint thinner or something like it smell in my nose all day?? What could it be?
Breast pain: Pregnancy can create increased sensitivity to smell, and sore breasts. There is not enough information provided to answer completely. If pregnancy is possible, obtain a serum HCG test for pregnancy (very accurate). If negative, see your healthcare provider for advice, since there are many causes which could explain your symptoms. ...Read more
Smelling paint thinner/chemicals when not there. Have mild sinus infection and high anxiety. Smell and almost taste them even when not breathing in/out?
Parosmia: You describe symptoms consistent with parosmia- common in sinus, upper respiratory infections. Other causes are possible. For more information you can go to Wikipedia and look for parosmia. Hope it helps. ...Read more
Spilled paint thinner and I woke up the next morning with a stuffy nose and sore throat, we can still smell it, is this going to harm us?
A spill of volatile liquids such as Pain Thinner (Probably Turpentine) usually results in only temporary irritation!
In an open room and when promptly cleaned there will be no future effects! (BTW "smelling it" afterward is common!! . Just be sure it's all cleaned up and VENTILATE the area if possible)
Hope this is helpful
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Lead toxicity: See you Dr. For evaluation and testing. ...Read more
Yes: It can.Get a more detailed answer ›
The paint in our house is only a few months old, is there a chance we could get lead poisoning from inhaling it?
No: None of the recent house paints have lead in those. ...Read more
It can: Lead intoxication can cause damage to parts of the brain that are resposible for cognitive functions. These are the areas that control learning skills. ...Read more
What does posioning feel like? Was spray painting for 2 days. Now chest has pain. Weak right arm. Tight chest. Headace. Did albuteral. Wont work. Er?
Propane fumes: Yes. Poisoning depends on the amount of propane fumes, the length of time of exposure, the concentration of the fumes, whether there is any ventilation, and the age and health of the person exposed. ...Read more
Having a bonfire and threw 3 aluminum cans in. After they melted is it possible to get aluminum poisoning from the fumes of them?
Not likely: Here is a fascinating study of fumes from campfires down by the Rocky Mountain Forest Service. Metal fumes in garbage thrown into campfires that appeared to be a problem were cadmium (from batteries), lead, beryllium, and mercury. See http://www. Fs.fed. Us/t-d/pubs/htmlpubs/htm04232327/page01.htm ...Read more
Working in environment wear solder lead is being used fumes present in room can I get lead poisoning being in room 4-6hours?
Monitor: Hopefully there are health standards being followed. If you are concerned obtain a lead level. Talk to your company about your concerns as this likely involves other workers. All the best and be safe. ...Read more
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