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Inhaled a good amount of acetylene

Irish1124
Irish1124 Member Posts: 1
So what should I be on the lookout for when I got a big breath of acetylene? Was enough to taste it and cough.

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  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 8,602
    I don't know. I guess if your still on your feet, didn't pass out your probably ok. That stuff smells pretty bad so you automatically get away from it.

    Hope ur ok
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 6,339
    Shouldn't you really be asking a doctor?
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
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  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 15,443
    The stuff is, oddly, pretty harmless to living things -- unless it blows up. If, however, you find yourself very short of breath, or nausea or vertigo, you should seek medical assistance.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
    bucksnort
  • bucksnort
    bucksnort Member Posts: 80
    If your erection lasts longer than 4 hours, I'd see a doctor.
    SuperTech
  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 1,925
    bucksnort said:

    If your erection lasts longer than 4 hours, I'd see a doctor.

    Im not hiring a Dr!
  • BillyO
    BillyO Member Posts: 262
    If your erection lasts more than 4 hours , let me know. I will head down to welco in morning for a tank
    SuperTechMotorapido
  • Larry (from OSHA)
    Larry (from OSHA) Member Posts: 690
    I'm going with no smoking for a while. Since you are posting and not flat out or in the hospital, I suspect that you are all good. Here is a link for the SDS for acetylene.

    https://www.airgas.com/msds/001001.pdf

    Larry
    BillyO
  • Gordo
    Gordo Member Posts: 756
    Awhile back, doctors were considering and experimenting with using oxygen/acetylene gas mixtures as anesthesia gas during surgery.
    The articles note c2h2 is effective for that and had no ill effects, but there were a few, just a few, other minor downsides....
    Boom.
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  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 1,283
    Irish1124 said:

    So what should I be on the lookout for when I got a big breath of acetylene? Was enough to taste it and cough.

    You should be fine. Many have had the same experience you have had. You'll be fine. Especially if you are not having any symptoms as described above.
    pecmsg said:

    bucksnort said:

    If your erection lasts longer than 4 hours, I'd see a doctor.

    Im not hiring a Dr!
    But with this off-topic symptom. I would closely monitor the situation. Especially if you are in good company.

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