The dangers of kerosene

Kerosene is one of the safest oils to use but if you abuse it or handle it without care the consequences can be fatal. The Top Up Fuels team have labelled below all the potential issues you could face if you abuse kerosene. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.

Kerosene contains poisonous ingredients (Hydrocarbons) which can affect numerous areas in the body, Below I have listed the symptoms:

 Airways and lungs:

Breathing difficulty (from inhalation)
Throat swelling (may also cause breathing difficulty)

Eyes, ears, nose, and throat:

Pain
Vision loss
Gastrointestinal system:

Abdominal pain
Bloody stools
Burns of the esophagus (food pipe)
Vomiting, possibly with blood

Heart and blood:

Collapse
Low blood pressure — develops rapidly

Nervous system:

Convulsions
Depression
Dizziness
Drowsiness
Euphoria (“drunk” feeling)
Headache
Loss of alertness (unconsciousness)
Seizures
Staggering
Weakness

Skin:

Burns
Irritation

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