They've said for years that solvents are not good for you, and you shouldn't get them on your skin... sounds like you just got proof of that! I think I'd start wearing gloves when I used carb cleaner if I were you.
yo, I AGREE with RICH
here is the MSDS on Gunk Carb Cleaner
(by RADIATOR SPECIALTY COMPANY) for instance;
This material is considered hazardous
by the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).
Fisheds wrote, :...my hand and wrist starts going numb..." = that is "central nervous system effects) below:
Overexposure to this material has been suggested as a cause of the following effects in humans: central nervous system effects
, cardiac sensitization, and kidney damage.
: Product may cause irritation due to defatting of skin
Inhalation: High concentrations of vapors may irritate nose and throat and cause symptoms of intoxication such as dizziness, nausea, headache,
Exposure to this material may aggravate any pre-existing condition sensitive to a decrease in available oxygen, such as chronic lung disease,
coronary artery disease or anemias. Individuals with pre-existing heart disorders may be more susceptible to arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) if
exposed to high concentrations of this material.
I was using carb cleaner yesterday on da John Deere...I sprayed some on some parts and stopped because of the odor.. I rearely use it and forgot about the odor and having it on me even after a shower (I use soap .. sometimes...