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Is anyone with the white dust problem having unexplained nose bleeds?
I found this in a book on aluminum oxide exposure.
Aluminum oxide and other aluminum dusts can cause drying and
irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat. Nosebleeds may occur if
exposures are excessive. Chronic inhalation of dusts and powders
reportedly causes pulmonary fibrosis.
A friend started having unexplained nose bleeds after buying a used Toyota with the
white dust problem and the aluminum oxide dust makes sense. I'm wondering if anyone
else is having this problem. If this isn't just a coincidence I think Toyota should
be correcting the problem even on cars that are out of warranty. I told him he should
get the problem fixed or sell the car, but, he doesn't have the money right now to fix it.
Toyota wants a lot of money to replace the evaporator coils, since it's out of warranty and
selling it to someone else with the problem doesn't seem ethical knowing that it has this
problem that could be a health risk.
Last edited by 2010_FJ; 04-19-2011 at 07:28 PM.