Fracking Chemical of the Day: ETHYL ALCOHOL

ETHYL ALCOHOL Inhalation: Ethanol vapors can produce CNS depression, eye and upper respiratory tract irritation. Symptoms may include burning sensation, headache, dizziness, tremors, nausea and other symptoms similar to ingestion. Ingestion: Dose-related central nervous system depression occurs, ranging from inebriation to anesthesia, narcosis, coma, respiratory failure, and death in significant exposures. Symptoms include headaches, tremors, fatigue, hallucinations, distorted perceptions, and convulsions. Skin Contact: Contact may result in skin dryness with mild irritation and redness. Eye Contact: Ethanol vapors irritate the eyes. Splashes cause burning and stinging sensation with watering of the eyes and reflex closure of the lids. Chronic Exposure: Chronic ethanol exposure may affect the central nervous system, liver, blood and reproductive system. Examples of chronic effects include physical dependence, malnutrition, neurological effects (e.g., amnesia, dementia, prolonged sleepiness). Chronic ingestion has been associated with cancers of the esophagus and liver. Repeated or prolonged skin contact may result in drying of the skin and dermatitis. Combined exposure to ethanol and certain other chemicals may result in increased toxic effects. Prolonged exposure may affect the kidneys. Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions: Persons with pre-existing skin disorders, eye problems, liver disease, central nervous system disorders, or impaired respiratory function may be more susceptible to the effects of the substance. Ethanol vapors irritate the eyes. Splashes cause burning and stinging sensation with watering of the eyes and reflex closure of the lids. disorders, or iPersons with pre-existing skin disorders, eye problems, liver disease, central nervous system mpaired respiratory function may be more susceptible to the effects of the substance.