Philips started pulling sleep apnea and ventilator devices from the market on June 14 due to users possibly being exposed to toxic chemicals when a foam used to limit noise made by the machines breaks down, which can result in people inhaling or swallowing foam particles. The broken-down foam can also release chemicals.
Exposure to the broken-down foam can cause serious reactions, including inflammation, headaches, nausea and vomiting, as well as adverse effects to organs and toxic carcinogenic effects, according to the FDA. The released chemicals can lead to difficulty breathing, lack of oxygen, too much carbon dioxide in the blood or toxic reactions….continue reading this article here
Article by: Ricky Zipp
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