MDI

MDI is a common type of isocyanate, which is the chemical used to start the curing process of polyurethane foams.

How can this chemical affect my health?

Acute (Short Term) Effects

icon_toxic-orange.png Toxic to Humans & Animals – Can be fatal on contact, ingestion or inhalation for humans and other mammals.

eye-yellow.png Irritates the Eyes – Can cause irritation or serious damage to the eye.

corrosive-yellow.png Irritates the Skin – Can cause irritation or serious damage to the skin.

Chronic (Long Term) Effects

dna-orange.png Cancer – Can cause or increase the risk of cancer.

pregnancy-orange.png Birth Defects – Can cause harm to the developing child including birth defects, low birth weight and biological or behavioral problems that appear as the child grows.

asthma-orange.png Asthma Trigger – Can result in high sensitivity so that small quantities trigger asthma, nose or sinus inflammation or other allergic reactions in the respiratory system.

other-orange.png Other Health Effects – Can cause serious damage on contact or ingestion.

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