Love To Smell Floor Cleaner When Pregnant, Can It Be?
I am 35 weeks pregnant, my habit from around 24 weeks gestation is to sniff carbolic acid, when I am tired, tired not energized by sniffing carbolic acid to restore my energy and mood. Is it dangerous?
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Carbols on the market contain active substances such as chlorine and creolin, so you must be careful in their use. Exposure to these active substances can cause effects, including:
1. Skin: may cause skin irritation or burns.
2. Eyes: can cause inflammation in the eye and damage to the cornea
3. Breathing: can cause shortness of breath.
4. If swallowed may cause irritation to the airways.
As for pregnancy, there are no references that explain the effect of inhaling carbolic acid on pregnancy.
However, you should still be careful and try to stop the habit of inhaling the carbolic acid.
A discussion regarding your question can be read here.
Thus, hopefully this is useful.