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Acute Health Effects:
From MSDS:ROUTES OF ENTRY Inhalation: Yes; Skin: Yes; Ingestion: Yes HEALTH HAZARDS Not considered hazardous under normal use and handling. Nitrofurazone: (acute) Harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through skin. May cause eye irritation. May cause allergic skin reaction. Furazolidone: (acute) Harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin. May cause irritation. Signs & Symptoms of Exposure: Possible irritation Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated By Exposure: Not known
Chronic Health Effects:
From MSDS:Not considered hazardous under normal use and handling. Nitrofurazone: (chronic) Carcinogen. Overexposure may cause reproductive disorder(s) based on tests with laboratory animals. May alter genetic material. Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor (chronic) Possible mutagen.
Not listed as carcinogen by NTP, IARC and OSHA. The State of California considers Nitrofurazone and Furazolidone to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.
Skin: Wash thoroughly with soap and water. Eyes: Flush with large amounts of water. Ingestion: Contact a physician.