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Is Lysol Toxic to Humans?

By Rebekah Richards ; Updated July 27, 2017

Lysol refers to a brand of disinfectant that kills bacteria, mycobacteria and viruses. People use Lysol to disinfect homes, hospitals and other locations. Lysol is toxic to humans if used incorrectly.

Ingestion

If a person ingests Lysol, give the victim a glass of water and seek immediate medical attention. Ingesting Lysol may cause nausea, vomiting, circulatory failure, respiratory failure, central nervous system depression, liver dysfunction and kidney dysfunction.

Skin Contact

If you get Lysol on your skin, wash it off with soap and water. Remove any clothing that soaked with Lysol. See a doctor if irritation persists after washing your skin.

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Eye Contact

If eye contact occurs, flush eyes with water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if necessary. See a doctor if irritation continues after flushing with water.

Warning

Aerosol forms of Lysol are flammable. Do not expose aerosol forms of Lysol to heat and flame. Never puncture aerosol cans.

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