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What Do Car Fumes Do To You
CarboN Monoxide: Fumes of the car contain carbon monoxide. This competes with oxygen producing hypoxemia causing headaches, nausea, dizziness, cardiac ischemia and arrhytmias, loss of consciousness and death. Never start a car with the garage door closed. Any headache inside of an (old)car may be related to scapes of carbon monoxide into the cabin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple answer: Stay away from both of these toxins as much as possible! ...Read more
Last night i inhaled a moderate amount of car fumes. Today my lungs feel weird.I don't have a any other symptons, i'm fine. Is this normal?
If symptoms persist: See your pcp. Chest x-ray ; blood tests might be necessary. ...Read more
My dad (63) has a gasoline leak in his car (8months) drives 2hr/day in strong fumes. He's having hard time understanding simple things-should i worry?
YOU BET: You should. He is probably inhaling carbon monoxide and that will definitely affect him mentally and possibly physically. ...Read more
Have an old scool car that has a constant petrol smell i drive with all widow down and only a few days a week is the petrol fumes dangerous for me...
Well: It can't be good. More importantly, however, you have a vehicle that sounds like an actual time bomb. Don't light a smoke in there. The explosive factor seems more concerning than the affect of the fumes. ...Read more
My dad has a gasoline leak in his car (8 months) drives 2hr/day in strong fumes. Becoming "confused", doesn't process information well-should i worry?
Fumes and confusion: You should take your dad to a neurologist. I assume that if you are 63, he must be in his 80's. There may be other causes of his confusion other than his driving in his car, that leaks gas. Have him see a neurologist to rule out more common causes of confusion other than gas fume inhalation. Good luck. ...Read more
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