Household cleaners, pneumonitis

Several cases of pneumonitis have been reported in women who combine ammonia and household bleach as cleaning agents. The combination forms chloramine compounds which are much more toxic than bleach or ammonia alone. The women required long periods of hospitalization and suffered a reduction in vital capacity even after treatment was completed. (Medical Times, March 1986, p. 89) Copyright 1986 Phylis Austin


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