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Can someone get chemical pneumonia from inhaling gasoline

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can someone get chemical pneumonia from inhaling gasoline fumes even just for less than a minute? And what is the incubation period for chemical pneumonia?

Dear eagle,

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The chemical pneumonia is the irritation of lung and subsequent inflammation caused by inhalation of gas, fumes, chemical or aspiration of vomit.

The symptoms also depends on the amount and length of exposure.The inhalation of gasoline fumes may cause such symptoms in some cases.The symptoms may appear after a few hrs to days and depends on the severity.

The treatment is symptomatic.

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symptoms of chemical pneumonia

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