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What are the health effects of spraying Lysol disinfectant in bedroom, then sleeping immediately?

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What are the possible health effects of spraying large volume of Lysol disinfectant spray on bedding and in the air of bedroom, then sleeping in that bed/bedroom (immediately)?
Posted Tue, 1 Oct 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Luchuo Engelbert Bain 48 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Lung disease, suffocation, skin, eye irritations

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Hi and thanks for the query,

It is not advisable to spend time in a room immediately after administering a spray therein. Some individuals might develop specific airway and lung irritations from these products. for long term exposures, this increases risk of lung infections.

Lysol in particular can cause breathing difficulties. It contains Carbondioxide and is not good for people already having lung disease. Sleeping immediately after spraying in some circumstances can cause suffocation, and depending on the concentrations and reaction to the product of the person in question, death.

In high concentrations, immediate continuous exposure could irritate the eyes and the skin. It i important as a reminder to store it away from children, keep it in a cool area since it can easily get into flames.

I suggest it is advisable to spend between 20 to 30 minutes after spraying the product in a room, before spending long hours in these particular rooms.

Thanks and hope this helps. Feel free asking further questions in case you have other specific worries. Thanks for using this platform as I wish you just the best. Kind regards.

Bain LE, MD
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