Accidentally inhaled a mixture of organic compounds. Now sore throat, dizziness, loss of sensitivity
I work in a lab and have accidentally inhaled a mixture of organic compounds (phenol and chloroform among them) for less that a minute. However, i noticed the effects quickly: sore throat, dizziness, loss of sensitivity in the face. The effects lasted 2-3 hours.
I am currently trying to conceive, but have not ovulated yet (i expect ovulation tomorrow or the day after). Should i stop to ttc this month because of the organic compound exposure?
Thanks for your query.
You have just mentioned phenol and chloroform , which in animal studies have been shown to be toxic for ovulation and conception.
There is a mixture of various compounds as you said.
To be on the safer side, you had better avoid conception for this month.
Also, take regular folic supplements.
Try for conception once all work exposure to toxic chemicals is eliminated.
All the best.
These compounds are metabolises and excreted in the lungs very fast, however these two are not the only two compounds.
You mentioned that there was a mixture of compounds.
These products in heavy doses could cause damage to the ovum .
However, if the exposure was very brief, you have no cause of worry.
Generally accumulated toxins are more harmful.
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