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Q: Headache from bleach and ammonia

My wife was cleaning with bleach and ammonia today, and now has a horrible headache what can make it stop?

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Megan Oltman, Community Member
8/12/09 11:44pm

Joentuff -


Please call the Poison Control Center (in the United States National Poison control number 1-800-222-1222) or go to the Emergency Room.  The combination of bleach and ammonia creates a poisonous gas and she should have medical attention as soon as possible.  These two chemicals should never be combined.


Please take care of her right away.


- Megan

Marquita, Community Member
8/13/09 11:15pm

You absolutely cannot mix bleach and ammonia. It can kill you. She was lucky she only got a headache. Please tell her never to do this again or even to have the two cleaners in the same room.

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By Joentuff, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/22/10, First Published: 08/12/09