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Will this hurt me?

Asked by Aethelwine (42961points) December 31st, 2008 from iPhone

So I’m standing around a fire (should be a fire but we can’t get it going because the wood is wet from all the ice). Our friend is tossing gas on it to get it going. I can taste the fumes, they are terrible! So I came inside to ask… Will the fumes hurt me. Maybe I’ve had too many beers to ask this. Happy New Year my new friends at fluther.

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cheebdragon's avatar

fire = ouch (remember that later when you get really drunk).

i dont think you will wake up with lung cancer in the morning, so you should be fine.

tyrantxseries's avatar

not if your outside you should get enough normal air as well, don’t stand too close when it’s lit though

augustlan's avatar

As soon as it gets going, the fumes will burn off. I would stay back a bit when they throw on the match! Happy New Year to you : )

Aethelwine's avatar

Thank you augustlan, Happy New Year to you too!

Jeruba's avatar

<g> Sometimes Fluther is Collective Mom!

Still sober here on the West Coast; not a drop yet. But I will tilt that champagne glass before the night’s out.

meandyou's avatar

i dont think that it will hurt you nt unless if you in a room with windows closed and door.

skfinkel's avatar

Throwing gasoline on a fire doesn’t sound like a good idea to me. Drunk or not.
And, just based on all the warnings about not breathing in gas fumes, I wouldn’t stand around and inhale.

simpleD's avatar

Benzene, present in gasoline, is a known carcinogen. I would limit my exposure to fumes as much as possible.

Knotmyday's avatar

Listen to your mother! <shakes finger>

Gasoline is a pretty volatile substance to be tossing on a fire. I have friends who were burned pretty badly just working on carburetors. Not much gas in a carburetor, hint hint.

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