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Oxalic Acid Hazards.
NIOSH 1977 Oct:42-46
This information profile on oxalic-acid (144627) lists its molecular structure, Chemical Abstracts Service number, Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances number, production figures and economic trends in production, uses, number of companies producing and using oxalic-acid, and the biological effects of exposure to it. Evidence is available which indicates that the substance as a strong acid produces local irritation and burns to eyes, skin, and mucous membranes. Renal damage occurred in rats when this compound was given by stomach tube. Acute, subchronic, and chronic effects are noted. Human effects include local burns. Oxalic-acid found naturally in foods may cause adverse reactions when ingested. The threshold limit value has been recommended at 1 milligram per cubic meter and is in agreement with the OSHA TWA standard. (Contract No. 210-77-0120)
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-77-0120; Irritants; Skin-irritant; Eye-irritant; Dicarboxylic-acids; Organic-acids; Inhalation; Textiles-industry; Metalworking-industry; Chemical-industry; Dye-industry; Kidney-disorders;
Information Profiles on Potential Occupational Hazards, NIOSH Contract No. 210-77-0120, October 1977
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division