Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceQuotations · 2 years ago

Does steam inhalation increase the risk of lung cancer?

I know SMOKE can increase the risk of lung cancer but what if you inhale hot steam from boiling water?

I know steam inhalation has some health benefits but you are still inhaling something hot, as if you were smoking.

5 Answers

  • 2 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Not at all the same thing.

    Smoke has thousands of chemical compounds in it, many of which are toxic, cancerous or irritants.

    Steam from hot water has none of those things.

    It it was hot enough to damage anything, then you would notice the pain immediately.

  • LAN
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    No moron

  • kelvin
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    no it doesn't

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    NO, people have been working in Laundries for hundreds of years.

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