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I have been breathing in harsh chemical vapors at work and now i'm wheezing. Is that the cause?

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Dr. Allen Fein
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes & very scary job

Most likely, new wheezing during or shortly following breathing in irritating fumes, is almost certainly from those fumes.
You really need to learn quickly what chemicals are in those fumes, as you may be exposing yourself to some really bad problems in the short and long term. Every employer is required to have easily available to all workers data sheets on chemicals workers may be exposed to.

In brief: Yes & very scary job

Most likely, new wheezing during or shortly following breathing in irritating fumes, is almost certainly from those fumes.
You really need to learn quickly what chemicals are in those fumes, as you may be exposing yourself to some really bad problems in the short and long term. Every employer is required to have easily available to all workers data sheets on chemicals workers may be exposed to.
Dr. Allen Fein
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Make sure to inform your supervisor. Other employees may also be affected. You may be able to continue work with appropriate respiratory apparatus like a mask.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Possibly...

Do you wear any type of respiratory mask when you are exposed to these chemicals? See your doctor so you can be protected at work from an adverse effect from inhaling these chemicals regularly.
If you are wearing protection, there may be another etiology for your wheezing. Your doctor should be able to sort this out and initiate treatment.

In brief: Possibly...

Do you wear any type of respiratory mask when you are exposed to these chemicals? See your doctor so you can be protected at work from an adverse effect from inhaling these chemicals regularly.
If you are wearing protection, there may be another etiology for your wheezing. Your doctor should be able to sort this out and initiate treatment.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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