By lakb - 13/12/2010 15:27

Today, I missed work because I was at the hospital getting treated for accidentally inhaling chlorine gas. I didn't realize that using Comet Industrial Strength Cleanser to scrub out a cat litter pan could be so hazardous. FML
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the cleaner had bleach and the cat urine that was in the litter box had ammonia......bleach + ammonia = chlorine gas = u in hospital

kenshinjapan 2

YDI for not reading the directions on the bottle. But FYL for being so stupid.

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kenshinjapan 2

YDI for not reading the directions on the bottle. But FYL for being so stupid.

Matt_192 6

Indeed. The chlorine in Comet with bleach reacts with the ammonia in cat piss to produce chlorine gas... I'm surprised OP didn't see it since it's normally a greenish color

actually, thats a common misconception. the sodium hypochlorite in the cleaner reacts with the ammonia in the urine to produce chloramine, NOT chlorine gas. chloramine is still volatile though, and therefore its vapors can still get in the air and are harmful if inhaled. and also, chlorine is pale yellow, NOT green

Matt_192 6

someone read wikipedia :P and chlorine is greenish, so I was correct about that at least :P:P

the colour depends on perception but i would agree that it was pale yellow

no wikipedia, I major in chemistry

ohrlysrsly 0

Man, I want you to do my AP chem homework for me then.

sucks for you

the cleaner had bleach and the cat urine that was in the litter box had ammonia......bleach + ammonia = chlorine gas = u in hospital

haven't you ever heard the jingle as a kid? comet: it makes your mouth turn green comet: it tastes like listerine comet: it makes you vomit so buy some comet, and vomit toooodayy!! hahaha

Well now you know!

CollegeGirl2010 0

love your picture ;)

Oh my gosh, it's Voldemort! Can I have your autograph? *Hyperventilates*

and knowing is half the battle!

emotive_fml 0

#6 Kudos on the pic and the name. We need to get #31 to the ER!! She is hyperventilating. Breath!!! Maybe it's just OP's mistake with the Comet...

jordanjames21 1

you obviously didn't know that bleach and ammonia make mustard gas lol

har dee har har

skyeyez9 24

5: I haven't heard that in ages! I forgot all about that until I read it on jere.

Suck it down! *cough cough* ahh yea, thats the good shit.

My god how dirty was the box?! From my understanding you dump the litter, bang out any crusties, rinse, THEN use cleaners. I used a little bleach when I used to have a cat and I never had problems. Then again I scooped daily and washed it weekly.

crusties.. hehe.