Toxic pneumonitis from mixing household cleaners.

  title={Toxic pneumonitis from mixing household cleaners.},
  author={George Reisz and R S Gammon},
  volume={89 1},
In the past year we have seen three cases of life-threatening toxic pneumonitis caused by exposure to mixtures of household ammonia and bleach. This particular mixture forms intermediary chloramine compounds that cause toxic pneumonitis. Each patient had a prolonged hospitalization and was left with symptomatic residual roentgenographic changes. Exposure to mixtures of household ammonia and bleach may be a frequent cause of acute pneumonitis that is not well recognized. 

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