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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
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
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?
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
You should be: OK but avoid mixing ammonia and bleach. ...Read more
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?
I had an attack of acute pancreatitis due to alcohol consumption and extended exposure to toxic fumes from this epoxy. How long not to drink?
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
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
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
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
Are fumes from melted plastic toxic? Someone left a glass container with plastic lid in the oven. The plastic mostly melted and stunk up the house.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
There was bleach cleaning the toilet and i peed in it without flushing. I inhaled the fumes and now my eyes burn how toxic is it?
Not very: Bleach is a common cleaning agent, used millions of times around the world. The fumes can only be harmful in an enclosed space with little air circulation. Your bathroom should not collect these fumes and the little irritation you have experienced should soon disappear. You might add lubricating eye drops to help speed it up. ...Read more
Would depend: It would completely depend on what sort of toxic material was present and how long a patient was exposed. ...Read more
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