What is lime powder and is it bad for your health?

So this weekend I was volunteering at a country music festival and we were in charge of recycling. People would collect the bottles and cans and we would sort them into different bags. There was this weird white powder on the ground and someone said it was lime and we should try not to touch it or inhale it. It was really windy though, and I was wearing flipflops so… yeah I touched it and inhaled it. I am probably not going to die or anything, but could someone please give me a straight answer? Is lime powder bad for a humans health?

3 Answers

  • Yes, lime is bad if you inhale, ingest or get it on your skin…..but if you were going to have a reaction you would have likely had it before you got home and wrote this question.

    Strictly speaking, lime is calcium oxide or calcium hydroxide.

    causes severe irritation when inhaled or placed in contact with moist skin or eyes. Inhalation may cause coughing, sneezing, labored breathing. It may then evolve into burns with perforation of the nasal septum, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. …. It can cause severe skin irritation, chemical burns, blindness, or lung damage

  • Lime Dust

  • Compared to the 10 teaspoons of sugar in regular soda pop and all the empty calories I would stick to diet soda pop. There is no credible evidence that the artificial sweeteners are harmful.

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