Fracking Chemical of the Day: N-BUTANOL

N-BUTANOL
"14 WASTE DISPOSAL FACILITIES ALONG THE MON RIVER ARE ACCEPTING CONTAMINATED FRAC WATER.824,825 LBS. OF TDS SOLIDS,15,053 LBS OF BARIUM,16,737 LBS OF STRONTIUM,486,812 LBS OF CHLORIDE EVERYDAY" DR, CHARLES CHRISTEN LECTURE AT JCC SQUIRELL HILL PA SUMMER 2010
 Inhalation:
Butyl alcohols have produced few cases of poisoning in industry because of their low volatility. Causes irritation to upper respiratory tract. Difficult breathing, coughing, headache, dizziness, and drowsiness may occur. May be absorbed into the bloodstream with symptoms similar to ingestion. Ingestion:
May have narcotic effect. May cause abdominal pain, nausea, headache, dizziness, and diarrhea. Large doses may affect kidneys and liver. May affect hearing. Estimated mean lethal dose is 3 - 7 ounces. Skin Contact:
An irritant to the skin, causing a loss of natural oils. Can be absorbed through skin with symptoms paralleling those from ingestion. Eye Contact:
Vapors can be irritating, causing tearing and pain. Splashes cause inflammation and blurred vision. Chronic Exposure:
Prolonged skin contact may cause drying and cracking of skin. Hearing loss has been reported in workers chronically exposed to butyl alcohol. May affect sense of balance, liver and kidneys. Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions:
Persons with pre-existing skin disorders or eye problems, or impaired liver, kidney or respiratory function may be more susceptible to the effects of the substance