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A clear, colorless liquid is acetone. It is a solvent that has the ability to decompose or dissolve various substances such as grease, varnish, and paint. It disappears into the atmosphere immediately.
As well as cigarette smoke, car exhaust and landfills, acetone is a naturally occurring substance in trees and other plants.
There are various ways the body can produce energy. The first method involves converting dietary components such as carbohydrates into glucose. After that, the body releases insulin, which allows cells to use glucose for energy or store some of it in muscle, liver, and fat.

However, if you don’t eat a lot of carbohydrates, your body can’t use dietary glucose for energy. Instead, even within fat, it is processed as a form of energy and converted into stored glucose. If this happens, the liver will start metabolizing the stored fat. The body produces ketones as a result of this activity. One type of ketone is acetone.
Ketosis is a condition the body enters into once it starts producing too many ketones.

For some people, being in ketosis can be harmless or even beneficial. For example, a ketogenic (keto) diet deliberately induces ketosis. There is evidence that this helps reduce seizures in children with epilepsy, and research is still being conducted exploring possible benefits for other disorders.
However, having too many ketones can be detrimental, especially for people with diabetes. An increase in a person’s blood acidity is associated with high amounts of ketones.

Acetone is a substance considered generally safe by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is less likely to cause immediate or long-term health problems. However, there are some risk factors.
Acetone vapors and liquids are readily combustible. Never use acetone-based products while smoking or near open flames.
Acetone is an irritant and can irritate the skin. Because of this, some individuals cannot use an acetone-based nail polish remover.

A healthy person consuming small amounts of acetone will usually not experience any negative effects. Children can be harmed by some doses, and adults who consume a lot of acetone can be poisoned.
Always tightly cap the bottle when not in use, and dispose of the acetone-soaked cotton wool in a container with a tight-fitting lid to prevent fumes from escaping. Wash your hands thoroughly before touching your face after eating anything, drinking anything, or using lotion. Items containing acetone should be kept away from children.

By taking medications as directed, monitoring blood sugar levels frequently, and eating the right types of carbohydrates, people with diabetes can help prevent ketosis. If they need to adjust their insulin dosage, they should consult their doctor.

Anyone who experiences symptoms after inhaling acetone should get outside or get fresh air immediately. Ask someone to seal the bottle containing the acetone and remove anything covered in acetone from the area.