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What are the after-effects and the body's ability/inability to cope with acute exposure to PVC dust?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Feb 01, 2012 01:01 AM
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For several days, I was unwittingly exposed to PVC dust while sawing and sanding pipes and fittings for a home project. I wore a mask after the first day because of tightness in my chest. I did not learn of PVC dust's toxicity till afterward. Assuming the dust is in my lungs and digestive tract, will my body be able to metabolize and flush it out, or do the PVC particles not break down? I have read about PVC dust's effects in cases of chronic exposure, but I've yet to find information about acute exposure and its effects.




 

 

For several days, I was unwittingly exposed to PVC dust while sawing and sanding pipes and fittings for a home project. I wore a mask after the first day because of tightness in my chest. I did not learn of PVC dust's toxicity till afterward. Assuming the dust is in my lungs and digestive tract, will my body be able to metabolize and flush it out, or do the PVC particles not break down? I have read about PVC dust's effects in cases of chronic exposure, but I've yet to find information about acute exposure and its effects.

Marc,

I'll answer this as best I can. I am not a doctor although my degree is in Toxicology.

If your symptoms have persisted, I strongly suggest you do see your doctor. My...



 

 

 
 
 

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