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What are the symptoms of moth ball addiction?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: Repeated sniffing of
Moth ball vapors, licking or sometimes ingesting moth balls despite health risks.
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 ;.

In brief: Repeated sniffing of
Moth ball vapors, licking or sometimes ingesting moth balls despite health risks.
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 ;.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/PDBtech.html#chronic ** Naphthalene mothball ingestion in children has led to vomiting, lethargy diarrhea, abdominal pain, V appetite, fever, pain w urination, dark urine, coma & convulsions w acute hemolytic anemia, encephalopathy, kernicterus. Kidney & liver damage have been noted. http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/naphtech.html#cancer
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Moth Ball
A very dangerous habit.
It is a form of benzene that can damage lungs, liver, and heart.

In brief: Moth Ball
A very dangerous habit.
It is a form of benzene that can damage lungs, liver, and heart.
Dr. Alan Ali
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