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ACUTE EXPOSURE INFORMATION
- This agent is a skin and mucous membrane irritant which causes a burning sensation of the nose, throat, and eyes. Prolonged exposure to high concentrations may injure the corneal epithelium causing persistent lacrimation, photophobia, and foreign body sensation.
- Fatalities, following inhalation, are due to anesthesia when prompt and pulmonary edema when delayed. Very large exposures may cause death due to respiratory paralysis.
- Prolonged skin contact may cause dermal erythema and burns. Repeated exposures may cause dermatitis due to primary irritation or sensitization.
- Sympathomimetic effects of acetaldehyde include tachycardia, hypertension, and increased respiration. Bradycardia and hypotension occur at higher levels of acetaldehyde exposure.
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