Poisoning From Common Household Products

 

Products

Clinical Effects

Bleaches

Photophobia, coughing, sneezing, vomiting and diarrhoea.

Deodorants

Oral irritation, bloody vomiting and diarrhoea, incoordination and kidney damage.

Matches

Vomiting and diarrhoea. The chlorates may also cause cyanosis and haemolysis.

Pencils

Vomiting and diarrhoea.

Perfumes

Skin irritation and liver, kidney, lung and airsac damage. Perfumes may cause excitement, incoordination, and coma.

Overheated non-stick pans, irons, ironing board covers

Sudden death, dyspnoea (difficulty breathing), depression, pulmonary haemorrhage.

Shampoos

Eye irritation. If ingested may cause diarrhoea.

Cleaning agents with ammonia compounds

Coughing, sneezing and difficulty breathing. Ammonia may cause immune suppression.

 

 

 

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