2 doctors weighed in:
I just inhaled a little bit of the stuff that comes out of fire extinguishers will I be alright?
2 doctors weighed in

David Miller
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Check MSDS
There are many different chemicals in fire extinguishers these days.
None of them are very healthy to inhale in large quantities but "a little bit" is hard to quantify. I would suggest that you check the fire extinguisher and find out what is in it and then google the material safety data sheet (msds) for that substance. This lays out all the health risks associated with the chemical in question.

In brief: Check MSDS
There are many different chemicals in fire extinguishers these days.
None of them are very healthy to inhale in large quantities but "a little bit" is hard to quantify. I would suggest that you check the fire extinguisher and find out what is in it and then google the material safety data sheet (msds) for that substance. This lays out all the health risks associated with the chemical in question.
David Miller
David Miller
Answer assisted by David Miller, Medical Student
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Andrea Brand
Board Certified, Family Medicine
6M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors