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URGENT HELP. Exposure to napthalene/moth balls
« on: May 22, 2014, 03:30:35 PM »
I left my flat for 3 weeks to return to my hometown and my landlord put a lot of mothballs in my flat to rid of pests. I think he used around 15 mothballs in my small space!

When I returned, I removed all of them and of course the smell still lingers. I left the flat for 4 hours and then when I returned the smell is still here although not as strong a before. i suddenly fell asleep because I was sooo tired and I woke up after 6 hours!

Now I woke up with the lingering smell of napthalene!!! I have been exposed to it for at least 6 hours and I am freaking out because I read that it could cause the big C and other medical conditions!

I do not feel dizzy or anything but I can still smell it!

Is this chronic exposure? Oh my god I am scared I might have harmed my system too much!!! Should I go to the emergency room?

Help I am really crying as I type this! Sorry  :traurig001:
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Re: URGENT HELP. Exposure to napthalene/moth balls
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2014, 07:35:57 PM »
Anyone :(
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Re: URGENT HELP. Exposure to napthalene/moth balls
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2014, 07:38:32 PM »
I'll be honest and say I know absolutely nothing about this but I'm wondering if you could possibly just call the Poison Control Center to relieve your fears. I have a feeling that you're probably absolutely fine but calling never hurt! They should know something!  :bigsmile: Hope this helps a little!
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Re: URGENT HELP. Exposure to napthalene/moth balls
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2014, 06:31:44 AM »
Back when I was in high school we used to melt mothballs over Bunsen burners and then record the temp at which they recrystalized...30 kids all melting them in one room.  I am still here and doing fine 18.years later.  You are fine and the smell will go away in a day or two, people have been using mothballs forever.  Hang in there!
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Re: URGENT HELP. Exposure to napthalene/moth balls
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2014, 11:13:14 AM »
Hello amy and jumper,

Thank you for your replies.

Jumper, I will PM you, hope you do not mind.

If anybody else has some advice, please do tell me. :(
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