Fracking Chemical of the Day: D-LIMONENE

D-LIMONENE
Appearance: clear almost colorless. Flash Point: 48 deg C.
Warning! Flammable liquid and vapor. May cause allergic skin reaction. Causes eye and skin irritation. May cause respiratory tract irritation. Marine pollutant.
Target Organs: Skin.

Potential Health Effects
Eye:
Causes eye irritation.
Skin:
Causes skin irritation. May cause skin sensitization, an allergic reaction, which becomes evident upon re-exposure to this material. Prolonged and/or repeated contact may cause defatting of the skin and dermatitis.
Ingestion:
May cause digestive tract disturbances.
Inhalation:
May cause respiratory tract irritation.
Chronic:
In 2-year gavage studies, there was clear evidence of carcinogenic activity of d-limonene for male rats, as shown by increased incidences of tubular cell hyperplasia, adenomas, and adenocarcinomas of the kidney. There was NO evidence of carcinogenic activity of d-limonene for female rats, for male mice, or for female mice.