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How harmful is it to inhale spray paint?

I was using a paint sprayer this evening for about two hours and was only wearing a medical face mask. When I took the mask off I realized there was paint in my nose and saw it in the back of my throat as well. I rinsed our my nose and throat but not sure if I need to go to a doctor. How harmful is this?
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
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No I don't think this is a serious or harmful situation. Try to use the mask in continuity and nothing with happen to you.

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