Fracking Chemical of the Day: SODIUM PERSULFATE

SODIUM PERSULFATE
We’ve spent a considerable amount of time the past three years assessing the quality of the Monongahela, particularly with respect to TDS and sulfates,” said Hanger. “Our extensive research clearly shows TDS levels in the Mon are close to the upper limits of the safe drinking water standard. This river is stressed, and TDS must be addressed. Any further increases in TDS loads will ensure that the river becomes impaired, adversely affecting all dischargers in the watershed and those businesses and industries that rely on clean Monongahela River water.”
JOHN HANGER DEP december 23, 2010

There is limited information available on the hazards of this chemical. The health effects listed for this substance are based on information found for compounds of similar structure.
Inhalation:
Causes irritation to the respiratory tract. Symptoms may include sore throat, shortness of breath, inflammation of nasal passages, coughing, and wheezing. May cause lung edema, a medical emergency. Any exposure may cause an allergic reaction. Asthma-like symptoms and life-threatening shock may result. Ingestion:
Causes severe irritation and possible burns to the mouth and throat. Gastrointestinal disturbances may be expected with nausea, abdominal pain, and vomiting. Skin Contact:
Causes severe irritation or burns. Symptoms include redness, itching and pain. May cause allergic skin reactions. Eye Contact:
Can cause severe irritation or burns with eye damage. Chronic Exposure:
No information found. Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions:
Persons with impaired respiratory