Friday, November 5, 2010

A2.11

What solvent, when inhaled, can lead to high carbon monoxide (CO) levels and toxicity?

A.  Methylene chloride, a solvent found in paint remover and aerosol propellants, is converted in the body to carbon monoxide (CO) after inhalational exposure and can produce CO poisoning.  Click here for an excellent review on carbon monoxide poisoning.

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