Question: Why do I smell moth balls?

Bacteria are more likely to thrive and grow when your mouth is dry. Conditions that generate excess mucus in the nasal cavities may cause you to breathe through your mouth, making it dryer than normal. For that reason, having dry mouth can intensify mothball breath.

Is it bad to smell mothballs?

The chemicals in mothballs are toxic to humans and pets. People are exposed to the chemicals in mothballs by inhaling the fumes. Some of the chemicals in mothballs can cause reversible health effects that include headaches, nausea, eye and nose irritation and coughing.

What chemical smells like moth balls?

Naphthalene Naphthalene is either a white solid or a liquid with a strong odor like mothballs. Its used to make dyes, explosives, plastics, lubricants, and is found naturally in crude oil.

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