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Preventing Chemical Accidents:  Understanding MSDS’s & Assessing Chemical Hazards

HYDROGEN FLUORIDE (HYDROFLUORIC ACID)

A corrosive, colorless fuming liquid or gas with a strong irritating odor.  

It is used in etching glass and in making other chemicals, including gasoline.  

ACUTE: Severe skin and eye burns.  HIGH: Extreme respiratory irritation (with cough, fever, chills, and tightness) that may be fatal.  CHRONIC: liver and kidney damage, and fluorosis, (symptoms of weight loss, malaise, anemia, and osteosclerosis.

TOLUENE-2,4-DIISOCYANATE

A colorless to pale yellow liquid with a strong fruity odor.  

It is used to make polyurethane foams, elastomers, and coatings.  

ACUTE: Skin and eye irritation and burns, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.  HIGH: fluid in the lungs.  CHRONIC: concentration and memory problems, and possibly cancer.

* Health hazard information sources include:

New Jersey Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets (http://web.doh.state.nj.us/rtkhsfs/indexfs.aspx)

National Library of Medicine Hazardous Substance Data Bank (toxnet.nlm.nih.gov)

Environmental Protection Agency Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets (www.epa.gov/enviro/html/emci/chemref/index.html)

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