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asked in category: General Last Updated: 19th January, 2020

Can you die from nail polish remover fumes?

Long-term exposure to acetone can cause weakness, chronic irritation of the respiratory passages, mood swings and irritability. Animals briefly exposed to high levels of acetone in the air also had lung irritation and became unconscious; some died.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, is inhaling nail polish remover harmful?

In addition to blister formation, polish removers may cause irritant and allergic contact dermatitis, onycholysis, paronychia, and brittleness. They represent a fire hazard and may cause systemic toxicity following excessive inhalation.

Subsequently, question is, is inhaling acetone harmful? The vapour also irritates the eyes. Ingestion: Not harmful. If large amounts are ingested: Can cause effects as described for inhalation. Effects of Long-Term (Chronic) Exposure: Can cause dry, red, cracked skin (dermatitis) following skin contact.

One may also ask, can nail polish kill you?

Nail polish is considered to be toxic as it can harm you. You might get nail polish poisoning. There might be mild mouth or throat irritation and you may throw up too. A while bottle of nail polish is unlikely to cause death and all, but in case done, please go to your doctor.

What happens if you inhale too much nail polish?

It's also a common ingredient in nail polish and fingernail glue. Inhaling high levels of this substance in a short period can produce light-headedness, dizziness or drowsiness. Yet significant exposures can also damage the nervous system as well as irritate eyes, throat and lungs.

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