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Acute Health Effects:
ROUTES OF ENTRY: Inhalation, skin
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ACUTE OVEREXPOSURE:
Eye contact: Irritant.
Skin contact: Mild irritant.
Ingestion: No data
MEDICAL CONDITIONS GENERALLY AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE: None reported.
Chronic Health Effects:
Effects of chronic overexposure: Potential skin sensitizer. Carbon tetrachloride is a proven animal carcinogen and may produce liver damage. Irritation to eyes and respiratory system. prolonged exposure can lead to headaches, drowsiness and unconsciousness.
Carbon tetrachloride is a proven animal carcinogen.