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Can bleach cause any cognitive impairment or respiratory problems?

I was just at a soccer game, and I am a goalie. I left my gloves at home, so I borrowed someone else s. They told me that they just cleaned them. I put them on and played, but I realized almost immediately that the gloves had a pungent smell of bleach, I was breathing it in during the match. Could that cause any cognitive impairment, or respiratory problems?
Thu, 31 Dec 2015
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Dear,
Welcome to HCM
We understand your concerns

I went through your details. Inhaling bleach fumes can cause several health risks including damage or burning of the lining of the esophagus or lungs. That can lead to coughing, gurgling breathing sounds and trouble getting enough air. These symptoms can be mild, moderate or severe depending on the amount of exposure and your respiratory health. But, there could not be any effect on your cognition.

From the given description, it seems that your ingestion could be very low and insignificant. I don't think there was any symptoms as above. If there are any symptoms, please consult a physician.

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Hope this answers your query. Further clarifications are welcome.
Good luck. Happy New Year. Take care.
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