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  • Toluene

    … to high levels of toluene when they breathe vapors from paints, paint thinners, or glues. Breathing gasoline or car exhaust will also result in some exposure to toluene. People who live … billion by volume (ppbv). The action level is considered to be protective of public health. Breathing toluene for a lifetime at 1,400 ppbv is very unlikely to be harmful to people. If …
    • Updated on June 15, 2022.
  • Tobacco is Changing: Resources for Educators

    … for candy, gum, or breath mints. Uncharacteristic shortness of breath and other unexplained breathing issues. How to Talk to Students at Every Grade Level No two students are exactly the … professional development opportunities. Make sure staff can recognize and respond to student breathing issues. Resources Find more helpful tools and tips for educators on preventing youth …
    • Updated on May 27, 2021.
  • Carbon Tetrachloride

    … billion by volume (ppbv). The action level is considered to be protective of public health. Breathing carbon tet for a lifetime at 0.64 ppbv is very unlikely to be harmful to people. If … touched, or eaten. People can experience the following symptoms immediately or shortly after breathing air containing 100 ppm (100,000 ppbv) of carbon tet for 30 minutes or drinking as …
    • Updated on June 15, 2022.
  • Chlorine

    … of the lung and tooth corrosion. People with previous lung disease, smokers, and those with breathing problems are more sensitive to chlorine. Immediately or shortly after exposure to 30 ppm or more of chlorine gas, a person may have: Chest pain Vomiting Coughing Difficulty breathing Excess fluid in their lungs Exposure to 430 ppm in air for 30 minutes will cause death. The health effects of breathing air that has less than 30 ppm of chlorine are the same as for inhaling liquid bleach …
    • Updated on June 15, 2022.
  • Gasoline

    … and whether the chemical was inhaled, touched, or eaten. Immediately or shortly after breathing a high amount of gasoline, a person may experience nose or lung irritation, feel dizzy …
    • Updated on June 15, 2022.
  • Mercury

    … mercury is sometimes used in religious rituals. Exposure Information People can be exposed by breathing mercury vapors. This type of exposure can happen in the workplace or in homes where … work with exterior latex-paints containing mercury can absorb mercury through their skin or by breathing in unsafe air in unventilated areas. Standards The Wisconsin Department of Natural … the amount of chemical exposure, and whether the chemical was inhaled, touched, or eaten. Breathing mercury's vapors is very dangerous. When metallic mercury is touched it can slowly pass …
    • Updated on June 15, 2022.
  • Air Quality Health Advisories

    … See your doctor if you experience: Chest pain Shortness of breath Coughing Wheezing Trouble breathing See your doctor if you experience chest pain, Everyone with asthma should have a …
    • Updated on April 26, 2021.
  • Human Metapneumovirus (HMPV)

    • Updated on November 02, 2022.
  • Benzene

    … dishes or do laundry. What can I do to reduce my exposure? When dispensing gasoline, avoid breathing the vapors. Store gasoline in air-tight containers. Do not dispense or handle gasoline … billion by volume (ppbv). The action level is considered to be protective of public health. Breathing benzene for a lifetime at 0.95 ppbv is very unlikely to be harmful to people. If …
    • Updated on June 15, 2022.
  • Fuel Oil

    … Most people can withstand short exposures to fuel oil vapors without any problems. However, breathing fuel oil vapors over time can affect a person's ability to smell and taste. High levels … swelling of the stomach, cramps, coughing, drowsiness, restlessness, irritability and breathing difficulties. Drinking more than an ounce can result in coma or death. Most accidental …
    • Updated on June 15, 2022.
  • Health Concerns Related to Blue-Green Algae

    … Congestion Red skin Agitation Cough Blisters Headache Wheezing Hives Abdominal pain Difficulty breathing   Diarrhea Eye irritation   Vomiting Common Animal Symptoms: Symptoms Lethargy Difficulty Breathing Diarrhea Seizures Weakness Vomiting Pet Information Pets are especially susceptible to …
    • Updated on October 01, 2020.
  • COVID-19: Symptoms of Illness

    … Get medical attention immediately if you experience any of these warning signs*: Trouble breathing Persistent pain or pressure in the chest New confusion or inability to be woken up …
    • Updated on December 07, 2022.
  • Parainfluenza

    … include: Fever Runny nose Coughing Croup (an infection in the upper airway that obstructs breathing and causes a barking cough) Bronchitis (inflammation of the airways of the lungs) …
    • Updated on November 02, 2022.
  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)

    … we breathe high concentrations of PAHs, it is usually in the form of smoke. The harmfulness of breathing smoke comes from the combined effect of many reactive chemicals in smoke. We can also …
    • Updated on June 15, 2022.
  • Pool Chemical Safety

    … of byproducts in the water increases, they move into the surrounding air as well. Breathing air loaded with irritants can cause a variety of symptoms depending on the …
    • Updated on August 26, 2019.
  • Tularemia

    … dogs, and other rodents. It is important to be careful when handling any sick or dead animal. Breathing in dust or air particles with the bacteria. This can happen during farming or … with the bacteria: Sore throat Mouth sores Swollen tonsils Swollen lymph nodes in the neck Breathing in the bacteria (or other forms that are not treated): Cough Chest pain Difficulty breathing Symptoms of tularemia can look like other illnesses. If you have these symptoms, …
    • Updated on September 30, 2022.
  • Immunizations: Tetanus (Lockjaw)

    … problems. These may include: Being unable to open your mouth. Having trouble swallowing and breathing. Broken bones (fractures). Uncontrolled, or involuntary, tightening of the vocal cords (laryngospasm). Lung infection that develops by breathing in foreign materials (aspiration pneumonia). Blot clot blocking blood flow in the lung …
    • Updated on January 03, 2023.
  • Waterborne Illnesses

    … and toxins that can be found in the water we use. People can get sick by swallowing the water, breathing in small water droplets, or coming into contact with dirty water. Waterborne illnesses …
    • Updated on January 26, 2023.
  • Ammonia

    … exposure with this population. Exposure information People are usually exposed to ammonia by breathing air that contains the gas. Liquids that contain ammonia can cause exposure by direct contact with the liquid or by breathing ammonia gas released from the liquid. Animal waste, fertilizers, and home cleaners are …
    • Updated on January 10, 2023.
Last revised February 1, 2023