Fracking Chemical of the Day: METHYL ALCOHOL

METHYL ALCOHOL
"THESE WELLS ARE ANTICIPATED TO PRODUCE VERY HIGH CONCENTRATED TDS WASTES(OVER 300,000 MG/L) CONTINOUSLY OVER THE COURSE OF 20 TO 30 YEARS. THE POTENTIAL POLUTIONAL EFFECTS FROM THESE LOADINGS ARE TREMENDOUS."
RULES AND REGULATIONS ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY BOARD August 21,2010
Inhalation:
A slight irritant to the mucous membranes. Toxic effects exerted upon nervous system, particularly the optic nerve. Once absorbed into the body, it is very slowly eliminated. Symptoms of overexposure may include headache, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, blindness, coma, and death. A person may get better but then worse again up to 30 hours later. Ingestion:
Toxic. Symptoms parallel inhalation. Can intoxicate and cause blindness. Usual fatal dose: 100-125 milliliters. Skin Contact:
Methyl alcohol is a defatting agent and may cause skin to become dry and cracked. Skin absorption can occur; symptoms may parallel inhalation exposure. Eye Contact:
Irritant. Continued exposure may cause eye lesions. Chronic Exposure:
Marked impairment of vision has been reported. Repeated or prolonged exposure may cause skin irritation. Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions:
Persons with pre-existing skin disorders or eye problems or impaired liver or kidney function may be more susceptible to the effects of the substance.