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Wondering if it's bad to breathe mothball vapors when sleeping?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: It is BAD.for you!

Mothballs are usually all active ingredient ; are composed of either paradichlorobenzene or napthlene.
They dissolve from a solid to a vapor which is toxic. Inhaling mothball vapor = breathing insecticide. There are problems w acute ; toxic exposure. See http://npic.Orst.Edu/factsheets/naphtech.Html#acute ; http://npic.Orst.Edu/factsheets/pdbtech.Html#chronic.

In brief: It is BAD.for you!

Mothballs are usually all active ingredient ; are composed of either paradichlorobenzene or napthlene.
They dissolve from a solid to a vapor which is toxic. Inhaling mothball vapor = breathing insecticide. There are problems w acute ; toxic exposure. See http://npic.Orst.Edu/factsheets/naphtech.Html#acute ; http://npic.Orst.Edu/factsheets/pdbtech.Html#chronic.
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