Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2010 09:54:36 -0400
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Subject: Chemical Safety headlines from Google
Date: June 7, 2010 9:12:24 AM
[DCHAS-L] Chemical Safety headlines from Google
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..."I poured liquid plumber down the drain, two hours later I
poured Runo down the drain and two hours later I poured another bottle
of liquid plumber," says Hunter.
And that created a chemical so toxic, that even he didn't want us to
go inside more than 12 hours later.
"It bubbled up started smoking and burning my eyes and I couldn't
breathe so I got out of the house," says Hunter.
...We had Chief
Belau demonstrate what can happen when acetic acid and sodium
bicarbonate, both commonly used in household cleaners, are mixed
"You'll be able to see a
chemical reaction as the two combine," he says.
Although this combination isn't toxic, it is
"Anytime you mix an
ammonia-based product with a bleach or an acid you get a bad chemical
reaction...scratchy throat irritated eyes if you're exposed for too long
you can develop something called Pulmonary Edema which is where the
little air sacks in the lungs lead fluid and it causes trouble
breathing," he says.
combination isn't toxic, it is poisonous.
*for the definition of _toxic_: * "containing or being poisonous
material especially when capable of causing death or serious
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