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Brine solution leading to respiratory problems - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi, I'm and I'm a student at XXXXXXXX University. I'm doing a research paper on the effects of the brine solution the city of puts on the streets before an ice scare. I was told that breathing that in can do damage to your health is that true?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   ok
User :   i was told the brine solution could potentially contain bromine, alcohol, and saltwater. i was told that if you breath in the solution you could be diagnosed with respiratory problems and sinus problems
Doctor :   Yes, as I am chatting with some patients simultaneously. Please bear with us for a reply
Doctor :   it does cause few side effects
Doctor :   like eye irritation, dermatitis
Doctor :   yes it can cause respiratory
Doctor :   problems as well
Doctor :   besides vomiting, dehydration, edema, sometimes death
Doctor :   prolonged exposure can lead to high blood pressure and heart problems
Doctor :   are you able to follow
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