Central nervous system depression is the most prominent sign after acute exposure. Death may occur within few minutes of heavy exposure from respiratory arrest or from ventricular fibrillation (cardiac arrest). The prognosis is favorable if consciousness is recovered but liver and kidney damage may then develop. Less severe exposure causes dizziness, dilated pupils, nausea, and vomit. It can cause headache, impaired consciousness, convulsions, respiratory paralysis, dizziness, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are the feature of chloroform poisoning following ingestion There may be dizziness and short of breath following inhalation. Later, symptoms of liver and kidney may develop. The main of acute poisoning do not depend on the route of entry but rather on the amount of chloroform absorbed by the body.