White City Man Hospitalised after Mixing Household Cleaners

Combination of limescale remover and bleach released toxic fumes

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus. Picture: London Fire Brigade

January 4, 2023

A man from White City had to be taken to hospital after mixing household cleaning products leading to an inadvertent release of toxic fumes.

The Fire Brigade were called to his home on Nascot Street this Monday (2 January) at 2.32pm. Unsafe fumes had been released after limescale remover and bleach were put together.

The man was taken to hospital by ambulance as a precaution and firefighters from two crews based in Hammersmith safely disposed of the chemicals down a drain and ventilated the property making it safe within an hour.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “Household cleaning products do pose a risk when used incorrectly.

“Always follow the instructions for cleaning products and chemicals carefully and don’t be tempted to mix them as it could produce hazardous fumes.

“Make sure you always keep them securely sealed and out of the reach of children.”

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