Although not as toxic as many similar compounds, inhaled or ingested 1,1,1-trichloroethane does act as a central nervous system depressant and can cause effects similar to those of ethanol intoxication , including dizziness , confusion, and in sufficiently high concentrations, unconsciousness and death.  Fatal poisonings and illnesses linked to intentional inhalation of trichloroethane have been reported.     The removal of the chemical from correction fluid commenced due to Proposition 65 declaring it hazardous and toxic  
For women who do not respond to hormones or who continue to have an underlying condition that causes oligomenorrhea, the outlook is less positive. Women who have oligomenorrhea as teenagers may have difficulty becoming pregnant and may receive fertility drugs. The absence of adequate estrogen increases the risk of osteoporosis, repeated bone fractures, and cardiovascular disease in later life. Female athletes who develop bone loss or osteoporosis in their late teens or early twenties are at increased risk of developing arthritis as they grow older. Women who do not have regular periods also are more likely to develop uterine cancer . Oligomenorrhea can become amenorrhea at any time, increasing the chance of having these complications.