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Carb cleaner make your hand numb?

Today I was cleaning the carb jet on an gocart I picked up for the kids.
I got NAPA carb/choke cleaner on my right hand.About ten minutes later my hand and wrist starts going numb.wtf?
I could stil use it but it felt like it was asleep and when I stuck it out,the ring finger drooped down.3 hrs and a shower later it's coming back but has anyone experienced this and is it dangerous?
If not ,could I apply it to my forehead and scalp for my visit with the ex-inlaws?
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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.
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my finger never dropped but carb cleaner feels cold and sorta numb on my skin too

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I shouldn't be spraying this stuff on my balls then?
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Haha...this is funny stuff.

Its cuz of wusses that complain of a little discomfort that all the good chemicals are being banned. Next time you wanna clean somthing use Pomolive....lol

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Haha...this is funny stuff.

Its cuz of wusses that complain of a little discomfort that all the good chemicals are being banned. Next time you wanna clean somthing use Pomolive....lol
shiit I'm not complaining. I don't really care how it feels

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IT PUTS THE CARB CLEANER ON ITS SKIN OR ELSE IT GETS THE HOSE AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HAHA...I was waiting for that one!!

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IT PUTS THE CARB CLEANER ON ITS SKIN OR ELSE IT GETS THE HOSE AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah,haha.You a funny guy explorerst4x4.Funny guy.
The hands fine today,but the ring finger's still got a slight twitch.Yall be careful with that crap.I just got impatient trying not to drop the jet,and wound up getting some strange last night.
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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.

Skin Contact: 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,
or indigestion.
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.

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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...)

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Skin Contact: Product may cause irritation due to defatting of skin.
Hell I need to start spraying it on my mid section..
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All joking aside, I had a friend die (back in '88) from liver disease due to organic solvent poisoning. "Organic solvents" refers to chemicals derived from the use of crude-oil-derived components in a high-pressure vessel to make new compounds. The ingredients of such chems as carb cleaner, fuel additives, etc. will kill you if used too long in enclosed spaces. At the shop, I wear gloves and eye protection, and should be wearing an organic mist respirator; I just hold my breath and blast the area with compressed air. Smart, huh?

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I often get weird feelings when using BrakeKleen (mostly when cleaning SKS and Mosin parts :P), but I always assumed it was just because of how cold it was due to the compression of the gasses. Never lasted more than a few minutes. Definitely going to be more careful in the future.


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The cold feeling is a function of the solvent evaporating off your skin...the numbness, buy a good life insurance policy...

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will brake clean and carb cleaner soak through rubber gloves? I used it three or four times and felt odd from it soaking through my nitrile gloves.
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Haha...this is funny stuff.

Its cuz of wusses that complain of a little discomfort that all the good chemicals are being banned. Next time you wanna clean somthing use Pomolive....lol
Yeah, 'cause nothing says "cool tough guy" like cancer.

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will brake clean and carb cleaner soak through rubber gloves? I used it three or four times and felt odd from it soaking through my nitrile gloves.
I use those yellow gloves you see in the kitchen/household cleaner aisle... and since we're talking about being careful around chemicals: DO NOT USE BRAKE CLEANER TO DEGREASE METAL BEFORE WELDING~YOU WILL DIE (or wish you damn well did!)
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When I get carb cleaner on my hands they dry instantly white like a very bad dry skin. Starts burning and itching like a bitch and I have to wash my hands with dial soap. If it made your hand go numb seek medical attention even afterward and use gloves or the gloves that go half up your arms.

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yo, I recall techs using Carbon tetrachloride to clean electr/elex terminals

In Navy was cleaned a lot of stuff incl our greasy hands w/Trichloroethylene

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