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What are the symptoms of poisoning from paint thinner fumes?

What are the symptoms of poisoning from paint thinner fumes?

Toxins - Chemicals: Headaches, wooziness, fainting, nausea and vomitting. Move the patient out of the environment where the fumes are present and let them breathe fresh air. If they are too ill, call 911. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

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


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How long can I be around paint thinner fumes safely?

How long can I be around paint thinner fumes safely?

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

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Please explain if it is safe to use paint thinner on transition lenses?

Please explain if it is safe to use paint thinner on transition lenses?

Paint thinner: Are you trying to remove paint on your glasses or just experimenting...Chemicals could react with the plastic and it could make a blurred spot/area.. If you did it already tell us what you found out..LOL ...Read more

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What happens when you get paint thinner in your eye?

What happens when you get paint thinner in your eye?

Chemical burn: 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

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Is paint thinner deadly to you?

Is paint thinner deadly to you?

Potentially: Ingestion of paint thinner can cause major problems and even be fatal. ...Read more

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What can I do about paint thinner in the eye?

What can I do about paint thinner in the eye?

Was out on way to ER: Wash your iye with copious amounts of water immediately, and head to the neares er. Keep washing with bottled water on the wat. This will remove as much of the thinner as you can, but there will b a corneal injury/burn that needs immediate attention. ...Read more

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I have peeling hands a work with paint thinner?

I have peeling hands a work with paint thinner?

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