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What poses the risk of paint thinner poisoning?

Exposure to substances that contain hydrocarbons poses a risk of paint thinner poisoning. Inhalation is especially dangerous because hydrocarbons can cause considerable damage to the lungs or other major organs. Failure to store hydrocarbon-containing solutions such as paint thinner or kerosene out of reach could increase a child's risk of drinking and inhaling the solution. Recreational sniffing of such substances as glue or gasoline is a risky behavior associated with teenagers. In adults, siphoning gasoline poses a risk.

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What are the symptoms of paint thinner poisoning?
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The symptoms of paint thinner poisoning can vary according to the type of toxic hydrocarbon that ent...
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Does someone with paint thinner poisoning require hospitalization?
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A person with paint thinner poisoning is generally examined in the emergency room, where the physici...
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Are there any other treatments for paint thinner poisoning?
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Several non-medication treatments may be used to manage respiratory problems in someone with paint t...
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How do I care for someone following paint thinner poisoning?
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Home care for someone with paint thinner poisoning may involve helping with treatments for lung infl...
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