Chemical pneumonitis is inflammation of the lungs or breathing difficulty due to inhaling chemical fumes or breathing in and choking on certain chemicals.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Many household and industrial chemicals are capable of producing both an acute and a chronic form of inflammation in the lungs.
Some of the most common dangerous, inhaled substances include:
- Chlorine gas (during use of cleaning materials such as chlorine bleach, in industrial accidents,...