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Are bleach fumes pretty harmful?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
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In brief: Can be

Exposure to bleach fumes can damage upper airway causing caustic burn and resultant edema (swelling) leading to acute respiratory distress if significant.
Also, burns to the nose, throat and eyes can be at least irritating to a more severe in nature depending on the concentration of the bleach and the length of exposure.

In brief: Can be

Exposure to bleach fumes can damage upper airway causing caustic burn and resultant edema (swelling) leading to acute respiratory distress if significant.
Also, burns to the nose, throat and eyes can be at least irritating to a more severe in nature depending on the concentration of the bleach and the length of exposure.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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