Oh, Snap! (kutsuwamushi) wrote in little_details,
Oh, Snap!

ANON POST: toxic fumes from rubbing alcohol and paint?

Hi. My story's set in the modern world, current times. A character needs to be poisoned through inhalation and/or physical contact with something in her bedroom, something unusual enough that the average person won't think of. Since I can't think of a way to put the usual suspects and the bedroom together (bleach, detergent, etc. if they even have fumes), I was thinking maybe rubbing alcohol mixed with something, and tentatively have settled on paint. My google searching (house cleaning + toxic/danger/poison; rubbing/isopropyl alcohol + house paint + toxic/danger/poison), however, has come up with nothing except this: http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/1927136.

The scenario I came up with is that my character's cleaning her desk (desk surface is painted and attached to the wall of the bedroom) with rubbing alcohol. With her working on her desk a lot, mainly on a laptop typing papers, she gets to inhale the combined/mutant fumes of alcohol and paint.

Is this scenario plausible? Are rubbing alcohol and paint dangerous in any way that would apply to the scenario above, together or separately? Any suggestions, in the very likely case my idea was ridiculous in the first place? Thanks in advance, especially to kutsuwamushi for posting this!
Tags: ~medicine: poisoning

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