I don’t post particularly serious stuff on here but today I am seeking serious responses please.
I’m on edge at the moment probably mostly because I have a funeral this afternoon of my best friend and housemate of ten years. I’m sure that’s what making me more nervous and irrational than usual.
So while it might be tempting to post joke answers in response I’d prefer if you kept them for my next thread.
Yesterday I cleaned my toilet. I used two products and because I know that certain chemicals are dangerous together I took what I considered to be precautions to stopping them from mixing.
So first off I poured a full bottle of Spirits of Salt (Hydrochloric Acid) into my toilet bowl. Window fully opened, goggles and gloves. Held my breath. Closed the door afterwards.
Twenty minutes later I flushed the toilet three times, used a shower head to further wash the inside of the bowl and then flushed again.
Then I dropped one Astonish Toilet Bowl Cleaner Tab in the toilet. Again with gloves and the window still wide open and holding my breath. Came out, closed the door and started washing up in the kitched about five feet from the door.
At some point during the washing up I started to feel anxious and I immediately began thinking about the possibility of tiny trace elements of the first product mixing with the second.
I eventually had a full panic attack.
I’m still alive this morning, clearly, but my throat feels funny (perhaps the beginning of a cold) and again my mind is preoccupied with the idea of mixing the chemicals and producing poison gas.
Can someone who knows about chemistry put my mind at rest please?
Thanks in advance.