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  • breathe
  • If you breathe in large amounts of methylene chloride you may feel unsteady, dizzy, and have nausea and a tingling or numbness of your finger and toes. (cdc.gov)
  • Methylene chloride can be detected in the air you breathe out and in your blood. (cdc.gov)
  • adults
  • It is likely that health effects seen in children exposed to high amounts of methylene chloride will be similar to the effects seen in adults. (cdc.gov)
  • releases
  • The EPA requires that releases of methylene chloride of 1,000 pounds or more be reported to the federal government. (cdc.gov)
  • likely
  • The most likely way to be exposed to methylene chloride is by breathing contaminated air. (cdc.gov)
  • body
  • It is also possible to measure carboxyhemoglobin (a chemical formed in the blood as methylene chloride breaks down in the body) in the blood or formic acid (a breakdown product of methylene chloride) in the urine. (cdc.gov)
  • levels
  • Some birth defects have been seen in animals inhaling very high levels of methylene chloride. (cdc.gov)
  • risk
  • An increased cancer risk was seen in mice breathing large amounts of methylene chloride for a long time. (cdc.gov)
  • people
  • We do not know if methylene chloride can affect the ability of people to have children or if it causes birth defects. (cdc.gov)